The more astute readers of Our City is Burning may remember a previous post here where I discussed with much joy the prospect of a Have a Nice Life/Alcest tour this year.
Unfortunately, it looks like this isn't happening. However, rumors of an east-coast only Alcest tour appear to be false, as they have announced a short string of North American dates, including, most importantly, CHICAGO. I already have my ticket purchased. I believe this will be Alcest's first American show. Tremendously exciting stuff, though I wish a better venue than Reggie's could have been found, the sound there is never as clear as I want it to be.
Here are the dates(stolen from Alcest's myspace):
Apr 22, 2010 Bar Octobre Québec, Quebec
Apr 23, 2010 Hard Luck Bar Toronto, Ontario
Apr 24, 2010 Reggie’s Rock Club Chicago, Illinois
Apr 25, 2010 To be announced To be announced, Indiana
Apr 26, 2010 The Rex Theater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Apr 27, 2010 Kung Fu Necktie Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Apr 28, 2010 Cafe Nine New Haven, Connecticut
Apr 29, 2010 The Studio At Webster Hall New York, New York
Apr 30, 2010 Underworld Montreal, Quebec
May 1, 2010 Unit Boston, Massachusetts