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Shearwater Presents ‘Rook’ – Live – May 5th (NYC) & 29th (Austin)

April 9th, 2008 at 12:00 pm by Gerard

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

“Rooks” (mp3)

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5 Responses to “Shearwater Presents ‘Rook’ – Live – May 5th (NYC) & 29th (Austin)”

  1. b Says:

    Questions about the show/album deal:

    The post suggests that there is an LP/ticket deal, but the link doesn’t seem to offer such an option. Can I get LP plus ticket?

    Is the album available at the show or mailed later?

    Is there the ability to order 2 tickets/1 album for this show, or do you have to order the combo for each ticket?

    Thanks

  2. Dean Says:

    Hi B,
    If you bring a printout of your purchase from the Matador Store we’ll have a CD with your name on it waiting at the show. Sadly LPs wont be ready in time for the show so we can’t offer this deal with vinyl, or the 2tix/1album deal you were talking about. However, there are other places to get tickets listed above if you just want a ticket.
    Take care,
    Dean

  3. b Says:

    Thanks for the response. When I add a couple ticket combos to my cart, I see shipping charges. Will these be removed at billing, since nothing is going to be shipped?

  4. kathryn Says:

    Can I purchase a ticket/CD combo for someone else (as a gift)?

  5. Dean Says:

    B,
    yes shipping charges will be erased.
    Kathryn,
    You can definitely purchase the ticket/cd combo as a gift. You can either note the recipient’s name in the “special directions” section of your order or write their name in the “mail to” section.
    Take care and thanks for asking!