M83 at the Granada Theater

M83 at the Granada Theater

The two long-awaited M83 shows at the Granada Theater are scheduled for this coming Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20. Rumor has it that this was the fastest selling concert in the theater's history. All tickets sold out in a record three minutes. A few thousand people, however, were able to secure coveted entrance passes.

If you were like the rest of the city - myself included - then there is still time to buy tickets for the next M83 concert. Of course, you'll have to travel to Spain to see it.

Since I won't be able to be in the audience next weekend, I'll have to enjoy the band from the comfort of my iPod. It's not the same as a live show, but I will still appreciate their music at home.

M83 came together in France back in 2001. Their sound is described as celestial pop, which is appropriate since they chose their name after the Messier 83 Galaxy.

Last year, the band released Hurry Up, We're Dreaming, their first double album. Band leader Anthony Gonzalez wanted a record that wasn't too long, but still eclectic and diverse. Each song uses different tones, styles and tempos to create a soundtrack-type feel. In the end, the fans were left with an epic musical story.

While M83's previous albums reached moderate success in other countries, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming was the first one to get commercial success in the States. Pitchfork placed the album third on their Top 50 Albums of 2011 list. It's no wonder that their Dallas shows sold out so quickly.

If you were lucky enough to grab a ticket, I envy you. For the rest of us, enjoy this music by M83.

M83 - Midnight City