Yo La Tengo Celebrates The Release Of Fade With Instore Tour

In about two weeks, Yo La Tengo will be releasing Fade, the fourteenth studio album of their career, their fifth of this century and their first of the decade. The day after Fade’s January 15 release date (Jan 14 if you’re reading from the UK) the band will head to the West Coast where they will perform four free, all-ages instores at four of the most storied record stores around.

Starting in Long Beach and rolling up the coast, Yo La Tengo will be celebrating the new album with instores from the confines of Fingerprints, Amoeba Hollywood, Amoeba SF, & Easy Street Queen Anne (which is of special import as due to the impending closure of Easy Street QA this will be the very last instore ever to be held at that amazing place. But fear not, Seattlites. Their other location – Easy Street West Seattle – ain’t going nowhere).

So come out, support your local indie, check out one of the best bands around and walk out with what is sure to be one of the best albums of this year, which will be especially easy since these record stores will be freshly stocked with the indie retail only deluxe version of Fade. It’s a deluxe version which comes as a numbered edition printed on rainbow foil with a deluxe 7″ featuring two exclusive covers: “I Saw The Light” (Todd Rundgren) b/w “Move To California” (Times New Viking); MP3 download included in the deluxe edition contains an eleven-minute bonus track titled “Oriole.”

But don’t be bummed if you decided to move back east and are gonna miss these soon to be legendary instores. The band will be kicking off a tour shortly thereafter followed by a bunch of European dates in March. Check those out after the jump.

But first listen to the album track “Ohm” which, in case you missed it due to holiday hangovers, scored a Pitchfork Best New Track designation HERE.

1/23 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
1/24 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater
1/25 – Atlanta, GA – The Buckhead Theater
1/26 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
1/27 – Birmingham, AL – WorkPlay Theatre
1/29 – Louisville, KY – Brown Theatre
1/31 – St Louis, MO – The Pageant
2/1 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
2/2 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
2/4 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
2/5 – Madison, WI – Barrymore Theatre
2/7 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
2/8 – Ann Arbor, MI – Michigan Theater
2/9 – Toronto, ONT – Phoenix Concert Theatre
2/11 – Montreal, QB – Corona Theatre
2/12 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
2/13 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
2/15 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
2/16 – New York, NY – Town Hall
3/1 – Lisbon, Portugal – Aula Magna
3/2 – Porto, Portugal – Casa Da Musica
3/4 – Santiago de Compostela, Spain – Sala Capitol
3/5 – Madrid, Spain – Sala La Riveria
3/6 – Barcelona, Spain – L’Auditori
3/8 – Lausanna, Switzerland – Les Docks
3/10 – Milan, Italy – Limelight
3/11 – Frankfurt, Germany – Mousonturm
3/12 – Dusseldorf, Germany – Zakk
3/13 – Berlin, Germany – Volksbuhne
3/15 – Schorndorf, Germany – Manufaktur
3/15 – Brussels, Belgium – AB
3/17 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
3/18 – Paris, France – Le Bataclan
3/20 – London, England – Barbican Centre
3/21 – Manchester, England – The Ritz
3/22 – Glasgow, Scotland – O2 ABC Glasgow
3/23 – Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street

6 thoughts on “Yo La Tengo Celebrates The Release Of Fade With Instore Tour”

  1. i assume this “indie retail only deluxe version of Fade” is not actually any different than the deluxe LP you’re selling as a pre-order through this website, right?

  2. Thanks Michael — do you know if the LP will be sold at the B&N event and, if so, will there be a signing opportunity?

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