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Broken Social Scene To Reunite For Toronto Festival

Canadian collective reform to play Arts And Crafts 10th Birthday Anniversary date.

NEXT! Fresh from the news that So Solid Crew have jumped on the reformation bandwagon, an entirely different collective have announced their intention to get back together too.

Broken Social Scene originally said that their 2011 show in Rio De Janeiro would be their last; stating on Twitter that they would be ‘STOPPING THE BSS TOUR CYCLE FOR A LONG TIME.’ A little over year might not be a long time in anyone else’s books, mind…

The band, formed by Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning, and featuring Feist and Emily ‘Metric’ Haines amongst others, today announced that they’re going to reform for one night only, in order to celebrate the tenth anniversary of their label, Arts And Crafts.

Despite not been on off the scene for that long really, it’s unsurprising that this is the event they’ve chosen to get back together for. The label was not only their home for many years, with the majority of the band’s members having released their non BSS records via the label; it was also started by Kevin Drew, along with Jeffrey Remedios. Last year, DIY spoke to Aaron Roy, Arts And Crafts co-owner, who pointed out that ‘the label began, obviously, as a vehicle for Broken Social Scene, but over the years became home to its many offshoot projects, so the first ten releases or so were linked to the members of Broken.’

If you’re lucky enough to be in Toronto, or able to get there; you’ll be wanting the date. BSS, Feist and Bloc Party - among others - will all play Field Trip Music & Arts Festival on June 8th, at Fort York & Garrison Common. You can buy tickets here.

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