Though I’m always glad to have the chance to post a tour update from Mars Red Sky, and I seem to get enough opportunities to do so since they hit the road on the regular, if I’m completely honest, this time around I’m particularly pleased to see an update about the band because it’s given me an excuse to revisit their 2014 album, Stranded in Arcadia (review here), and to point out its staying power these last several months among the year’s best records.
Sure, it’s easy to be all about a release that came out in March when it’s June, but for something to hold up another six months after that as well as Stranded in Arcadia has is the exception rather than the rule. The Bordeaux trio will play their last show of 2014 tomorrow night in their hometown, and they’ve got shows booked through January, February and March, some sporadic dates and a couple weekenders while they continue to support Stranded in Arcadia, which is nothing if not a worthy cause.
They’ve tended to work pretty quick so far, so I wouldn’t be surprised if they’ve got some new stuff in the works already (if anyone wants to record a show, that’d be awesome), but even if not, it’s still worth showing up if you happen to be in this part of the world. Note the March 9 date in Munich where they’ll share the stage with Colour Haze and Radio Moscow, who’ll be out together on the Up in Smoke V tour:
French rockers Mars Red Sky will play their last show of 2014 in their home town Bordeaux on Thursday, but already unveiled a few dates for early 2015! More will be announced in January, so stay tuned!
18.12 (FR) BORDEAUX – Le Krakatoa
21.01 (SP) ZARAGOZA – La Ley Seca
22.01 (SP) MADRID – Maravillas Club
23.01 (SP) BARCELONA – Rocksound
24.01 (FR) LE FARE – L’Humus
25.01 (FR) MONTPELLIER – Secret Place
20.02 (BEL) BRUSSELS – Magasin 4
21.02 (FR) GERARDMER – Gerardm’Electric Festival
22.02 (CH) GENEVA – Kalvingrad
27.02 (FR) NEVER – Le Café Charbon
09.03 (GER) MUNICH – Feierwerk (w/ Colour Haze & Radio Moscow)
25.03 (FR) DUNKERQUE – L’Entrepôt
26.03 (FR) VILLENEUVE D’ASCQ – La Ferme d’en Haut