Camera Obscura at The Wiltern

Camera Obscura Tickets

The Wiltern | Los Angeles, California

Camera Obscura

Camera Obscura is back. The Scottish band, a mainstay of aughts twee, has announced Look to the East, Look to the West, their first new album in nearly ten years, which will be released on Merge on May 3, 2024. Tim Davidson's pedal steel on the new song "Big Love" leads the follow-up to 2013's Desire Lines.

In addition, Camera Obscura will tour the entire world in support of the new record. The band will embark on a live European tour starting on May 2 in Hebden Bridge, England, and will conclude with a flight to North America for summer performances.

They’re making a stop at the marvelous stage of The Wiltern in Los Angeles, California on June 11, 2024, Tuesday!

Don’t miss this chance to see them perform live and hear the songs of their new album!

The show is selling out so quick! There’s no time to waste! Buy your tickets here!

"Look to the East, Look to the West," Camera Obscura's first album in nearly a decade has just been announced! It will be released on May 3rd via Merge Records. The seasoned Scottish indie pop performers have also revealed the lead single, "Big Love," and planned a North American tour for 2024.

Lead song "Big Love" is a prog rock and country-inspired breakup anthem, featuring pedal steel accompaniment by Tim Davidson. Campbell sings on the song on the all too common desire to go back in time. “‘Big Love’ is our tribute to Waylon Jennings, with a nod to Sandy Denny and prog rock band Scope,” Campbell said in a press statement. “It’s a song about not looking back, having faith in the present and future.”

For the recording of Look to the East, Look to the West, Camera Obscura, led by guitarist/vocalist Tracyanne Campbell, reconnected with former producer Jari Haapalainen (Let's Get Out of This Country, My Maudlin Career). The band had taken a break after founding keyboardist Carey Lander passed away in 2015, but they got back together for two warm-up gigs in Glasgow and Belle & Sebastian's 2019 Boaty Weekender trip.

For those performances, Donna Maciocia joined Camera Obscura as a keyboardist and vocalist. Since then, she has often collaborated on songs with Campbell and the band's founding members, Kenny McKeeve (guitar and vocals), Gavin Dunbar (bass), and Lee Thomson (drums and percussion).

Camera Obscura has planned a run of North American tour dates in support of Look to the East, Look to the West. It begins in Philadelphia on May 29 and travels to Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles, Austin, and Washington, DC before concluding at Webster Hall in New York City on June 20.

Yes - you read it right. Camera Obscura is headed to Los Angeles, California this year! If you're one of the fans who have been eagerly waiting for the band to come back together, this is finally your chance to relive their music once again. Tickets are on sale right now - we recommend you book them before it's too late!

Camera Obscura at The Wiltern

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