(Editor’s Note : the following was posted at on Yo La Tengo’s Facebook page yesterday afternoon. Though we apologize for being brutally scooped on this sort of news story — the click-bait battle between Facebook and The Matablog is fast shaping up to be this generation’s Post vs. The Daily News — the important thing is that you’re ready to buy these tickets and cannot possibly accuse us of keeping it a secret. Mostly the latter, but the former’s a big deal, too – GC)
If you’ve been following my daily posts on yolatengo.com, you’re probably aware that December 2 marks the 30th anniversary of our first show. We’re throwing ourselves a little commemorative shindig. It starts on the December 3 and 4, at New York’s Town Hall. Sharing the bill with us will be Antietam, just as they did in 1984 at Maxwell’s. The following night we’ll have the Feelies. Glenn Mercer played a song with us that night at Maxwell’s, and Bill Million was the first to record Georgia and me, years before we formed the band.
December 5, the party moves south of the Mason-Dixon line to D.C.’s 9:30 Club with our pals Lambchop on hand to lend some southern gentility to the evening. And then it’s one more show with Antietam, at the Trocadero in Philadelphia on December 6. Hope you can help us celebrate.
Tickets for Town Hall go on sale at noon (eastern time) on Saturday, September 13. Tickets for the 9:30 go on sale at 10 a.m. eastern on Thursday, September 11. And tickets for the Trocadero go on sale at noon eastern on Friday, September 12. Tickets for all shows will be available from Ticketmaster with the usual fees, and also at each venue’s box office with no fee at the 930 and Trocadero, and a $2 fee at Town Hall. Here are the Ticketmaster links: