Yann Tiersen has announced a brand new album, ∞ (Infinity), out on May 20th and a full North American tour kicking off with two performances on May 25th and 26th in Mexico, at Teatro De La Ciudad “Esperanza Iris.” Yann will continue touring throughout the US with stops in New York, Montreal, Toronto, Chicago, Seattle and Los Angeles.
Tiersen has worked with native language speakers to include tracks sung and spoken in Breton (Ar Maen Bihan), Faroese (Grønjørð) and Icelandic on (Steinn). Drawing upon these dialogues that are so rich in tradition and heritage Tiersen was inspired to create three video prologues, each offering a different, and slightly other worldly, window onto one of the three Islands as introductions on his new record.
∞ (Infinity) was conceived in Iceland, where work began on the album and in Ushant Island, Brittany. The album was produced by Yann Tiersen and mixed by Gareth Jones with Yann Tiersen and Daniel Miller.
Hailing from Brittany, Yann Tiersen is one of the most revered artists of his generation with a reputation first established by his studio albums (which included 1997 Cascade Street 1998’s The Lighthouse andto 2005’s Les Retrouvailles). The early albums were combined and used for the Amelie soundtrack (2001), earning him global recognition. Recent albums on Mute, Dust Lane (2010) and Skyline (2011) has seen his prominence build, along with projects such as the recent live score to the Fantômasseries which he curated at the Théâtre de Châtelet with guests Tim Hecker, James Blackshaw, Loney Dear and Amiina.
Ar Maen Bihan
In Our Minds
May 14th–ICA–London, England **SOLD OUT**
May 25th & 26th—Teatro De La Ciudad “Esperanza Iris”—Cuauhtemoc, Mexico
May 28th—9:30 Club—Washington DC
May 29th—Theatre of Living Arts—Philadelphia, PA
May 30th & 31st–The Highline Ballroom–New York, NY
June 1st—The Sinclair—Cambridge, MA
June 3rd—Club Soda—Montreal, QC
June 4th—The Opera House—Toronto, ONT
June 6th—The Crofoot Ballroom—Pontiac, MI
June 7th—The Bottom Lake—Chicago, IL
June 8th—Cedar Cultural Center—Minneapolis, MN
June 10th—Bluebird Theater—Denver, CO
June 11th—Urban Lounge—Salt Lake City, UT
June 13th—Neumo’s—Seattle, WA
June 14th—The Rio Theatre—Vancouver, BC
June 15th—Wonder Ballroom—Portland, OR
June 17th & 18th—Regency Ballroom-San Francisco, CA
June 20th—The Fonda Theatre—Los Angeles, CA
September 26th–Royal Festival Hall–London, England
October 27th–Olympia–Paris, France