M83 and Converse partner for design contest!

M83 is partnering with beloved footwear brand Converse to release a limited edition M83-inspired Chuck Taylor All Star sneaker to be sold exclusively at www.converse.com. As part of the collaboration, Converse is launching a design contest inspired by M83’s latest critically acclaimed album, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming.

For the contest, fans are encouraged to submit original artwork inspired by the Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming album or any of its songs. Drawings, paintings and photography are all acceptable mediums for submissions, but they MUST be original works of art.

Details on how to submit an entry and a full list of rules and regulations is available at www.converse.com.

Up to three winners will be selected and their artwork will be chosen to feature on limited edition M83 posters. 100 of each winning poster design will be sold at M83’s Central Park SummerStage show in NYC on August 8th. Winners will also receive a pair of the customized M83 Chuck Taylor All-Stars.

The contest began on July 2nd, and entries will be accepted until July 31, 2012.

Winners will be announced on Aug 3rd via the Converse and M83 websites.

The limited edition M83 Chuck Taylor All Star sneakers are available for purchase now while supplies last at converse.com.

Following the announcement of their recently RIAA Gold Certified single, “Midnight City”, M83 are pleased to announce the addition of Treasure Island Music Festival and FYF to their Summer tour schedule. This will round out a busy Summer, which already includes Lollapalooza, Osheaga and Bumbershoot festivals, as well as a SOLD OUT Summerstage Show in NYC.

M83 is Los Angeles based French artist Anthony Gonzalez.

TOUR DATES

Aug. 1 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory

Aug. 2 – Munhall, PA – Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead

Aug. 3 – Chicago, IL– Lollapalooza-Grant Park

Aug. 4 – Toronto, ONT- Historic Fort York

Aug. 5 – Montreal, QUE – Osheaga Festival

Aug. 7 – Portland, ME – State Theatre

Aug. 8 – NYC – SummerStage (Sold Out)

Sept. 1-3 – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot Festival

Sep. 5 – Edmonton, AB, Canada – Edmonton Event Centre

Sep. 6 – Calgary, AB, Canada – Mac Ewan Ballroom

Sept. 26 – Miami, FL –The Fillmore At Jackie Gleason

Sep. 27 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues Orlando

Sept. 29 – Richmond, VA – The National

Sep. 30 – Norfolk, VA – NorVa

Oct. 2 –NYC– Hammerstein Ballroom

Oct. 3 –NYC – Hammerstein Ballroom

Oct. 9 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues New Orleans

Oct. 10 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center

Oct. 11 – Dallas, TX – Palladium Ballroom

Oct. 12 – Austin, TX- Austin City Limits

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