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Due to overwhelming demand (by Oprah and Mormons, apparently), Belle and Sebastian have added Santa Barbara and Salt Lake City to their swelling North American July tour. While the band has started working on new material, Stuart Murdoch has said these shows are likely to be all back catalog, though anyone who’s seen the band knows their sets can vary wildly from night to night, so we recommend attending every show (except NYC, which is SOLD OUT). Check out this recent interview with Stuart, where he talks about his recently-completed God Help The Girl film, and working on new material.
4 Québec City, QC / Festival d’été de Québec
5 Montréal, QC / Festival International de Jazz de Montréal with Here We Go Magic
6 Ottawa, ON / Ottawa Bluesfest
7 Toronto, ON / Toronto Urban Roots Festival
9 Boston, MA / Bank of America Pavilion with Yo La Tengo
10 Philadelphia, PA / Skyline Stage at the Mann with Yo La Tengo
11 Brooklyn, NY / Celebrate Brooklyn! – Prospect Park Bandshell with Yo La Tengo
12 Columbia, MD / Merriweather Post Pavilion with Yo La Tengo
13 Pittsburgh, PA / Stage AE with Yo La Tengo
14 Cincinnati, OH / Bunbury Music Festival
16 Austin, TX / ACL Live at The Moody Theater with Blitzen Trapper
17 Santa Barbara, CA / Santa Barbara Bowl with Best Coast
18 Salt Lake City, UT / 2013 Twilight Concert Series with Blitzen Trapper
20 Chicago, IL / Pitchfork Music Festival
Yo La Tengo’s box office smash North American tour in support of album-of-the-year candidate ‘Fade’ hits the West Coast this week with scalper-bait shows at LA’s Fonda Theatre (Thursday) and a pair of nights at San Francisco’s venerable Fillmore (Friday and Saturday). Though Ira, Georgia and James have done a number of radio sessions already in 2013, they’ve not visited KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” in far too long (OK, there’s probably more recent appearances, but this was the first one to pop up in a search).
Tomorrow morning, “far too long” becomes, “no, they’re on right now”. Tune in Wednesday at 11:15am Pacific time (2:15 pm eastern, 7:15pm for our friends in the United Kingdom) and you’ll hear Yo La Tengo playing, well, whatever they feel like, as well as chatting with MBE host Jason Bentley. Admittedly, I’m guessing about the chat portion, but anything else would be kind of rude, don’t you think?
‘Fade’ – available from the Matador Store on LP, CD and digital formats
(ADDENDUM : Hector reminds me that Yo La Tengo last appeared on KCRW in 2000. My apologies — I’m new here!)
Austinites (Austinians? Austintonians?) get psyched because Yo La Tengo are coming for you with a free all ages instore and Austin’s ever-awesome End Of An Ear. That’s right… all of you who were oh so bummed when The Mohawk announced YLT’s show on Friday May 3 was SOLD OUT can rejoice in your newfound chance to see this band in such a personal and intimate way.
But if you don’t live in the Live Music Capital you should still check out the band on their lengthy tour, on which the band is playing an absolutely stunning two-part set.
(image courtesy Bowery Presents)
Yo La Tengo hit the road again starting this Friday in Baltimore with Beach House at the Lyric Opera. These will be the first proper shows in support of Fade in many parts of North America, and if you haven’t seen the band’s new two-part set yet, well, you need to. It’s astoundingly great.
The tour encompasses the Solid Sound and Pitchfork Festivals as well.
July dates will be supporting Belle and Sebastian.
Keep your eyes peeled for some super-interesting new YLT news coming next month.
26 Apr 2013 Lyric Opera House Baltimore, MD with Beach House
27 Apr 2013 The Orange Peel Asheville, NC
29 Apr 2013 Georgia Theatre Athens, GA
01 May 2013 Tipitina’s Uptown New Orleans, LA
02 May 2013 Fitzgerald’s: Upstairs Houston, TX
03 May 2013 The Mohawk Austin, TX
04 May 2013 Granada Theatre Dallas, TX
06 May 2013 Rialto Theatre Tucson, AZ
09 May 2013 The Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, CA
10 May 2013 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
11 May 2013 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
12 May 2013 Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub Sacramento, CA
14 May 2013 Knitting Factory Concert House Boise, ID
16 May 2013 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
17 May 2013 Showbox at the Market Seattle, WA
18 May 2013 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver,
20 May 2013 The State Room Salt Lake City, UT
21 May 2013 Boulder Theater Boulder, CO
22 May 2013 Crossroads @ KC Grinders Kansas City, MO
23 May 2013 Englert Theatre Iowa City, IA
21 Jun 2013 Solid Sound MASS MoCA North Adams, MA
22 Jun 2013 Solid Sound MASS MoCA North Adams, MA
07 Jul 2013 Toronto Urban Roots Fest Toronto
09 Jul 2013 Bank of America Pavilion Boston, MA with Belle and Sebastian
10 Jul 2013 Mann Center Philadelphia, PA with Belle and Sebastian
11 Jul 2013 Celebrate Brooklyn @ Prospect Park Bandshell Brooklyn, NY with Belle and Sebastian
12 Jul 2013 Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD with Belle and Sebastian
13 Jul 2013 Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA with Belle and Sebastian
14 Jul 2013 Bunbury Festival Cincinnati, OH with Belle and Sebastian
21 Jul 2013 Pitchfork Festival @ Union Park Chicago, IL
28 Jul 2013 Fuji Rock Festival Naeba, Japan
23 Aug 2013 El Plaza Condesa Mexico City, DF, Mexico
Ira Kaplan shot by Gaelle Beri for The Line Of Best Fit
Though Europe’s cold and long Winter has barely left us, we can already look forward to its return with some newly announced Yo La Tengo tour dates for November and December, including a re-scheduled Dublin show at Vicar Street (previously cancelled in March).
Tickets go on sale for the following dates this Friday at 9am, make sure to watch their brilliant NPR ‘Tiny Desk Concert‘ session Gerard posted the other day and to check their upcoming US and Canadian tour dates for April/May and July.
Sun 03 Nov – France, Nantes – Le Frand Atelier – Tickets
Tue 05 Nov – Germany, Munich – Muffathalle – Tickets
Wed 06 Nov – Czech Republic, Prague – Akrpopolis – Tickets
Thu 07 Nov – Austria, Vienna – Wuk – Tickets
Fri 08 Nov – Croatia, Zagreb – Culture Factory – Tickets
Sun 10 Nov – Germany, Heidelberg – Enjoy Jazz – Tickets
Mon 11 Nov – Germany, Dresden – Hellerau – Tickets
Tue 12 Nov – Germany, Hamburg – Gruenspan – Tickets
Thu 14 Nov – Sweden, Stockholm – Debaser – Tickets
Sat 16 Nov – Finland, Helsinki – Korjammo – Tickets (change of venue)
Mon 18 Nov – Norway, Oslo – Rockefeller – Tickets
Tue 19 Nov – Denmark, Copenhagen – Vega – Tickets
Mon 02 Dec – Belgium, Leuven – Het Depot – Tickets
Thu 05 Dec – Ireland, Dublin – Vicar Street – Tickets
Not to get hung up on the details, but Bob Boilen’s desk really isn’t that tiny. I mean, compared to the working conditions for anyone visiting Patrick & Robby’s office, it seems positively spacious (HINT, HINT). And yes, I do know where the reference comes from, but there’s a little thing called TRUTH IN ADVERTISING that you might not be familiar with.
These minor gripes aside, thanks so much to Mr. Boilen and National Public Radio for hosting Ira, Georgia and James for the above acoustic performances of “Fade”‘s “Is That Enough” and “Ohm”, and “Tears Are In Your Eyes”, from 2000′s ‘And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out’.
(above : James and Ira, struggling gamely with Silver Convention’s “San Francisco Hustle”. Photo courtesy WFMU)
Venerable WFMU, oft-hailed as the finest listener supported free-form station in the world (or alternately, “almost as good as WSOU”) is in the midst of their annual fundraising marathon. Though there’s prizes & premiums galore, your real reward is an astonishing amount of live and archived material the station makes available over the airwaves, online, and soon, via mental telepathy (this is only part of reason why they spent two weeks a year shaking you down).
Yo La Tengo’s vaunted covers-for-cash performances during the WFMU marathon are a 17 year tradition, as Ira Kaplan points out, and this Thursday at 9am EST, not even a concert tour of Germany will stop Ira, Georgia, James and longtime associate Bruce Bennett from once again, murdering the classics (and perhaps the not-so-classic.) This will mark the first time Yo La Tengo have done their covers-for-WFMU broadcast from a remote location (or if you prefer, Berlin), and you’ll undoubtedly want to remember that for some kind of Matador Trivia Night we intend to hold in lieu of a company Xmas party later in the year (more on this later — it’s a sensitive subject).
In addition, A.C. Newman will throw himself into the entertainment firestorm that is Tom Scharpling’s “The Best Show On WFMU”, tomorrow night at 9pm EST.
Yo La Tengo : April/May US North American Dates, Summer Shows With Belle & Sebastian, Solid Sound Fest and moreBy Gerard on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
This past Saturday night, Yo La Tengo completed the first run of North American tour in support of the universally hailed ‘Fade’ with a show at New York City’s Town Hall described by by more than one person as “triumphant”, “stunning” and “kind of long”. Though Georgia, Ira and James are off to Europe this week for some of the continent’s most anticipated shows this year, they’ll be back in the USA (and Vancouver!) this April and May for the dates below, followed by July shows in outdoor venues with Belle & Sebastian.
With the exception of the Baltimore date on April 26 supporting Beach House, for the April/May headlining dates Yo La Tengo will be the only band playing. As with the January/February shows, they’ll be playing two sets each night with a brief intermission.
26 Baltimore MD, Lyric (with Beach House)
27 Asheville NC, Orange Peel
29 Athens GA, Georgia Theater
1 New Orleans LA Tipitina’s
2 Houston TX, Fitzgerald’s
3 Austin TX, Mohawk (tickets on sale now)
4 Dallas TX, Granada Theater
6 Tucson AZ, Rialto
9 Loa Angeles CA, Henry Fonda Theater
10 San Francisco CA, The Fillmore
11 San Francisco CA, The Fillmore
16 Portland OR, Wonder
17 Seattle WA, Showbox
18 Vancouver BC, Commodore
20 Salt Lake City UT, State Room
21 Boulder CO, Boulder Theatre
22 Kansas City MO, Crossroads
9 Boston, MA , Bank Of America Pavilion (tickets on sale Friday, February 22)
10 Philadelphia PA, Skyline Stage at the Mann
11 Brooklyn NY, Celebrate Brooklyn! – Prospect Park Bandshell
12 Washington DC , Merriweather Post Pavilion
13 Pittsburgh PA, Stage AE (tickets on sale, Saturday, February 23)
In addition, as announced elsewhere last week, Yo La Tengo will be part of Wilco’s annual Solid Sound Festival in North Adams, MA taking place between June 21 and June 23. In addition to a full set of their own, Yo La Tengo will be performing a live score to “The Love Song Of R. Buckminster Fuller” (dir – Sam Green)
If an outdoor festival with a tremendous bill isn’t to your liking (allergies, tendency to fall asleep behind the wheel — BUT ENOUGH ABOUT ME), you can catch Yo La Tengo’s live score for “The Love Song Of Buckminster Fuller” on April 9 and 10, at The Kitchen (512 W. 19th St., NYC) with performances at 7 and 9pm each night. Tickets are available here.
‘Fade’- available from the Matador Store on LP, CD or an array of digital files.
(photo from Saturday night’s Town Hall show by Taleen Dersdepanian, qromag.com)
Along their current two-set tour (Yo La Tengo opens for Yo La Tengo), Yo La Tengo have dropped into a handful of the nation’s finest non-commercial radio stations, proving that the radio sometimes doesn’t suck. Today they’re over at WNYC.
Yo La Tengo ‘Fade‘ is out now… they’ve got two more dates on this tour (but promise they’ll be back out soon). See you there
2/15 DC @ 9:30 Club
2/16 NYC @ Town Hall
photo lifted from bradkelly‘s flickr