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Belle and Sebastian to Tour North America in 2023

Belle and Sebastian

Belle and Sebastian delivered plans to tour North America in 2023.

And after wrapping up several dates on their European leg this winter, the indie band will launch the new dates in Mexico on April 24.

Moreover the tour runs through May 19th in Missouri. Check out the full list of Belle and Sebastian tour dates below.

All the while, Belle and Sebastian’s first studio album in seven years, A Bit of Previous, was delivered in May.

Later, the band finally dropped the non-album single “A Bit of Previous”. And they came to NPR’s Tiny Desk to perform “Unnecessary Drama,” “Working Boy in New York City,” “Reclaim the Night,” and “Judy and the Dream of Horses.” 

Birth of a Group

Indie pop band Belle and Sebastian was formed in Scotland, more specifically Glasgow, in 1996. The band has 7 members: Stuart Murdoch, Stevie Jackson, Sarah Martin, Chris Geddes, Richard Colburn, Bobby Kildea, Dave McGowan.

They are frequently set side by side to acts like The Smiths and Nick Drake.

The group’s name comes from a children’s book by Cécile Aubry published in 1965. It was later adapted for television.

However, Belle and Sebastian have had limited commercial success.

In 1998, the group dropped their third LP, The Boy with the Arab Strap. It secured the top 12 spot in the UK charts. The LP earned them an NPR interview and good reviews from Rolling Stone and the Village Voice. 

But there are no further milestones.

Belle and Sebastian North American Leg



11-09 Dublin, Ireland – Olympia

11-10 Belfast, Ireland – The Telegraph Building

11-13 Cardiff, Wales – Great Hall – Student’s Union

11-14 London, England – The Roundhouse

11-15 London, England – The Roundhouse

11-17 Sheffield, England – O2 Academy Sheffield

11-18 Liverpool, England – Olympia

11-19 Hull, England – Asylum, Hull University Union

11-21 Aberdeen, Scotland – Beach Ballroom

11-23 Edinburgh, Scotland – Usher Hall

11-24 Newcastle upon Tyne, England – O2 City Hall

11-25 Manchester, England – Manchester Academy

11-27 Cambridge, England – Corn Exchange

11-28 Birmingham, England – O2 Academy Birmingham

11-29 Southampton, England – O2 Guildhall Southampton

11-30 Brighton, England – Brighton Dome

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12-05 Buenos Aires, Argentina – Complejo Art Media

12-07 Santiago, Chile – Fauna Primavera

12-09 São Paulo, Brazil – Audio

12-10 Rio de Janiero, Brazil – Circo Voador

12-12 Montevideo, Uruguay – La Trastienda


01-08 Rennes, France – Le Mem

01-10 Paris, France – Casino de Paris

01-11 Utrech, Netherlands – Tivoli Grote Zaal

01-13 Luxembourg City, Luxembourg – Den Atelier

01-14 Hamburg, Germany – Laeiszhalle

01-16 Gothenburg, Sweden – Tradgarn

01-17 Stockholm, Sweden – Filadelfia

01-18 Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene

01-19 Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhagen Vega

01-21 Berlin, Germany – Tempodrom

01-22 Munich, Germany – Muffathalle

01-23 Zurich, Switzerland – X-tra Limmathaus

01-25 Clermont-Ferrand, France – Co-op de Mai

01-26 Milan, Italy – Fabrique


04-24 Guadalajara, Mexico – Theatre Diana

04-25 Mexico City, Mexico – Metropolitan Theatre

04-28 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall

04-29 Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre

04-30 Columbus, OH – Athenaeum Theatre


05-02 Toronto, Ontario – History

05-03 Ottawa, Ontario – Bronson Centre

05-04 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground

05-05 Ithaca, NY – State Theatre

05-06 New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall

05-08 Hudson, NY – Basilica Hudson

05-09 Jersey City, NJ – White Eagle Hall

05-10 Richmond, VA – The National

05-12 Atlanta, GA – The Eastern

05-13 St. Augustine, FL – Backyard at St. Augustine Amphitheatre

05-14 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room

05-15 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Landing

05-17 Birmingham, AL – Saturn

05-18 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant

05-19 Kalamazoo, MI – Bell’s Brewery (Outdoor)

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