The Magnetic Fields The Magnetic Fields will be returning to Merge Records and releasing a new album, the band announced today.The record is titled Love at the Bottom of the Sea and is due out March 6th, 2012. The band says the album marks a return to the band's more synthesizer-oriented sound, after their self-described "synth-free" trilogy of records: 2004's I, 2008's Distortion, and last year's Realism.

The band will be supporting the album with a tour of North America and Europe.
Date City Venue
March 6 HUDSON, NY Helsinki Hudson
March 7 PHILADELPHIA, PA Union Transfer
March 11 MINEHEAD, UK All Tomorrow's Parties
March 14, 15, 16 AUSTIN, TX SXSW
March 18 VANCOUVER, BC The Vogue
March 19 SEATTLE, WA Neptune Theater
March 2 SEATTLE, WA Neptune Theater
March 21 PORTLAND, OR Roseland Theater
March 23 LOS ANGELES, CA Orpheum Theater
March 24 OAKLAND, CA Fox Theater
March 26 CHICAGO, IL Vic Theater
March 27 CHICAGO, IL Vic Theater
March 28 IOWA CITY, IA Englert Theater
March 3 TORONTO ONT Sound Academy
March 31 MONTREAL, QUE Le National
April 3 NEW YORK, NY Beacon Theater
April 6 BOSTON, MA Berklee Performance Center
April 7 BOSTON, MA Berklee Performance Center
April 9 WASHINGTON, DC The 930 Club
April 11 CARRBORO, NC Cat's Cradle
April 12 CARRBORO, NC Cat's Cradle
April 14 ATLANTA, GA Variety Playhouse
April 24 BRIGHTON, UK Komedia
April 25 LONDON, UK Royal Festival Hall
April 27 MANCHESTER, UK Royal Northern College of Music
April 28 DUBLIN, IRELAND Olympia
April 29 CORK, IRELAND Cork Opera House
May 1 PORTO, PORTUGAL TBA
May 2 LISBON, PORTUGAL TBA
May 9 OSLO, NORWAY Rockefeller (Tickets on sale 17 Dec.)
May 11 GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN Annedalskyrkan
May 12 STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN Filadelfiakyrkan
May 14 BERLIN, GERMANY Passionskirche
May 15 HAMBURG, GERMANY Kampnagel K6
May 16 AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS De Duif

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