Broken Social Scene have announced that they are working on a new album. They revealed the news via a statement and also confirmed that they're penning new music on Twitter. "It's true, we're working on a new album," the group tweeted, adding that they would be performing in Chicago this week.
While they didn't provide many details about the follow-up to their last album, 2010's Forgiveness Rock Record, the Canadian indie-rock collective did unveil a set of live dates. According to the statement, the set of shows are the group's only live appearances scheduled for 2016.
The band's last shows together were in 2011, though they performed a one-night live reunion in 2013 when they headlined Toronto's Field Trip festival to mark their Arts & Crafts label's 10th anniversary. They also performed with breakout member Feist on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon a couple days prior to the reunion.
Broken Social Scene's upcoming show dates take the band to Chicago on Thursday and Friday and then they head to New York for two appearances. In September, they will embark on a brief festival jaunt in Europe.
Broken Social Scene Tour Dates
July 14 – Chicago, IL @ The Metro
July 15 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
July 21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
July 22 – New York, NY @ Panorama Festival
September 2 – Stradbally, Ireland @ Electric Picnic
September 3 – Portmeirion, Wales @ Festival No. 6
September 4 – Larmer Tree Gardens, England @ End of the Road Festival