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A third and fourth Montreal date added to the North American Arena MULTITUDE tour

Internationally acclaimed Belgian-born artist, writer, performer, producer, designer and director Stromae released his highly anticipated third studio album, Multitude earlier this year. The twelve-track full-length was composed by Stromae, produced by his creative label Mosaert, and features favourites ‘Santé,’ ‘L’enfer,’ and ‘Fils De Joie.’

Multitude comes after a period of forced hiatus from the stage. With it came enforced furlough and its silver linings: settling down, leading a more relaxed, structured life, closer to family, making work exciting again, expanding his sources of inspiration and, most of all, making what he went through worth it by reinvesting the dividends of this challenging phase into the core of new songs.

Far from any self centred self-pity, Stromae took advantage of this time to identify more closely with others, putting himself in the shoes of the characters of others. The unstable men in La Solassitude and Mon Amour, the prostitute’s son in Fils de Joie, the depressed and suicidal protagonists of Mauvaise Journée and L’Enfer, the mismatched couple in Pas Vraiment, the invisible people in Santé, the suffering women in Déclaration; he embraces them all with kindness and altruism, providing each with a touching portrait. By doing so, he gives the title ‘Multitude’ a deep resonance, the same one that Walt Whitman conveys in his poem, of which Stromae could take up the opening: “I am large, I contain multitude, I am of every hue and caste, of every rank and religion.”

Multitude is a window on the world, on people, and a rare moment of communion and pleasure to be shared. An alchemy of opposites, shaped by the will to testify without judgement or contempt to the human condition in all its diversity, and to the urge to explore the lives of others, sometimes your own (“Que du bonheur” on fatherhood, “Invaincu” on healing). Multitude is Stromae’s other way of exploring the world, while staying firmly attached to his roots.

Friday, November 25, 2022 Sold Out
Saturday, November 26, 2022 Sold Out
Sunday, November 27, 2022
Wednesday, December 14, 2022

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