June 2nd–November 19th
In the three years since Phoenix last performed in the U.S., the French synth-pop group recorded a new album, Ti Amo – out June 9th – and devised a new stage production that frontman Thomas Mars says will add an "extra dimension" to the songs. "Concerts these days seem to be less and less about the instruments and more about pyrotechnics and light shows – it's very cliché," he says. "So we're bringing instruments back, along with the sort of embellishment, fantasy and aura they can have. We're giving them strength almost in a Kraftwerk way."