A couple of bits of Mogwai news, most interestingly, the announcement that the band are working on a movie soundtrack for a film about the life of celebrated French footballer Zinedine Zidane. ‘Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait’ is co-directed by fellow Glaswegian Douglas Gordon, and is a real-time 90 minute portrait of the sportsman. Sounds interesting.
The band, of course, release a new album, ‘Mr Beast’, on 6 Mar, plus a single will be available to download as of Monday, a live version of new album track ‘Glasgow Mega Snake’. They head out on a worldwide tour in March, UK dates as follows.
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29 Mar: Bristol, Academy
30 Mar: Southampton, Uni
31 Mar: Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
01 Apr: Oxford, Brookes Un
02 Apr: Cardiff, Coal Exchange
04 Apr: Cambridge, Junction
05 Apr: Liverpool, Carling Acdemy
06 Apr: Newcastle, Northumbria Uni
07 Apr: Sheffield, The Plug
27 Apr: Edinburgh, Queens Hall (Triptych Festival)
22 Sep: London Royal Albert Hall