On Monday, May 5th and Thursday, May 29th, Shearwater will premiere ‘Rook’ in special concerts at the beautiful Florence Gould Concert Hall at Manhattan’s French Institute and The Parish in Austin, Texas. For both events, Shearwater will be joined by a string quartet, woodwinds, trumpets, and a harpist, and will play the new album, ‘Rook’, in its entirely, along with a set of older songs.
We are especially proud to announce that the New York show will begin with a rare solo performance by the legendary Michael Gira (Swans, Angels of Light), and will also feature projections by Kahn & Selesnick, the team behind Rook’s cover art.
Tickets to these events are limited. For New York (May 5), they are available from Ticketmaster, starting Friday, April 11 at 10am, and from Other Music.
Matador is offering tickets to the May 5 show plus a preorder for ‘Rook’ via this link. For $25, you can purchase the CD version of ‘Rook’, along with a ticket to the Florence Gould Hall Show (face value, $15).
Tickets for the Austin show (May 29) are available now from Front Gate.
In addition, a limited 7″ of “Rooks” b/w “The Rainbow” (a previously unreleased Talk Talk cover — not featured on the upcoming ‘Rook’ LP/CD) will be available for purchase at both shows.
Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street
Between Park & Madison avenues
New York, NY 10022
Doors at 7pm. Show begins promptly at 7:30pm