The tour builds on successful North American runs and appearances on the “Late Show with David Letterman,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and “Last Call with Carson Daly.” The band has received critical acclaim from NPR Music, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, GQ, SPIN, Pitchfork, The Fader, New York Magazine and many more.
Having grown up playing together in various bands since the fifth grade including New York’s Jonathan Fire*Eater and Boston’s The Recoys, the Walkmen broke through in 2002 with their debut album Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me is Gone. 2004’s Bows & Arrows featured indie rock anthem “The Rat,” which Pitchfork recently named the #20 song of the decade. In 2006 the band recorded a song-by-song cover of Harry Nilsson and John Lennon’s 1974 classic Pussy Cats as a farewell to their Harlem studio space Marcata.
THE WALKMEN TOUR
September 6 Paramount Theatre Seattle, WA*
September 7 Paramount Theatre Seattle, WA*
September 9 Grand Sierra Theatre Reno, NV*
September 10 Greek Theatre Berkeley, CA*
September 11 Henry Miller Library Big Sur, CA*
September 13 Santa Barbara Bowl Santa Barbara, CA*
September 14 Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA*
September 17 Cain’s Ballroom Tulsa, OK*
September 18 Austin City Limits Austin, TX*
September 20 Florida Theatre Jacksonville, FL*
September 21 Raleigh Amphitheatre Raleigh, NC*
September 23 Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD*
September 24 Williamsburg Waterfront Brooklyn, NY*
September 25 Mountain Park Holyoke, MA*
September 29 Hill Auditorium Ann Arbor, MI*
* with Fleet Foxes
There’s something to be said about the sound of instruments such as upright bass, marxophone, and harmonium resonating through an enormous old church. That something is, along with every other instrument, that they sound completely breathtaking when combined. Opening with “The Cascades” and transitioning right into the blasting, driving Rhythm of “Grown Ocean” Fleet Foxes solidified themselves as a live force of nature. Normally evocative of a quiet, mountain town, this live “nature” of the now-six-piece was completely different.
Although sometimes featuring quiet, solo spots with touches of harmony, the Fleet Foxes are louder than you’d imagine, in the best way possible. From the ending jam of “Sim Sala Bim” to the jarring transition of “The Shrine/An Argument” the group loves to punctuate their sound with energetic crescendos and peaks. As always, the harmonies were spot on, but new songs allowed Robin to take the lead with vocals far more, with the harmonies becoming an addition rather than a centerpiece, a different turn from the songs from the first record.
The band played nearly both albums in full, and some songs from the EP, Lord of the Rings jokes and “rapture” stage banter were abound, but it was the music’s perfect translations to a live environment that lead to a moving standing ovation the first time the house lights were turned on.
Norah Jonesâ€™ latest music video is for the song â€œYoung Bloodâ€ from her critically-acclaimed, platinum-selling new album The Fall. The video was directed by Toben Seymour http://www.rsafilms.com/d/black-dog/companies/blackdog-us/337, a fantastical director and puppeteer who has worked with Moby, will.i.am, and Kanye West. The Grammy Award winning singer will also be making her first-ever appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show on April 22. A performance on Kstrong>PBS Soundstage will air later this spring.
Jones has just recently wrapped the first leg of her sold out North American tour in support of The Fall, and has been receiving rave reviews all along the way. Leg two starts on April 18 in Seattle. She has added several major festivals to her schedule throughout the summer including the opening free performance for Celebrate Brooklyn’s 2010 season http://www.bricartsmedia.org/performing-arts/celebrate-brooklyn, a return to Bonnaroo www.bonnaroo.com where she hasn’t played since the inaugural event in 2002, MusikFest in Bethlehem, PA www.musikfest.org, select dates on the Lilith Fair tour www.lilithfair.com (August 10 in West Palm Beach has also been announced. Further dates TBA) and a short run of dates with Corinne Bailey Rae (Red Rocks in Colorado already announced for Aug 19 and further dates TBA). In addition, Norah will undertake a run of European tour dates and festival appearances beginning in late June.
Jones has also decorated a t-shirt and tote bag as part of a Crafts For A Cause benefit auction for Haiti relief. Other contributors include Vampire Weekend, Natalie Portman, Regina Spektor, The Strokes, Bright Eyes, Fleet Foxes, Jenny Lewis, The Mars Volta, Le Tigre, Sia, Spike Jonze, Devendra Banhart, Aziz Ansari, Mark Ronson, Daft Punk, Kings of Leon, Grizzly Bear, Tegan & Sara, Kate Nash, Feist, M. Ward, The Black Keys, and Cat Power. All proceeds will go to Artists For Peace and Justice. For more information please visit http://craftsforacause.tumblr.com/.
NORAH JONES â€“ 2010 TOUR DATES
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR – 2ND LEG
April 18 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
April 19 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Hall
April 21 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
April 23 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theater
April 24 – San Diego, CA – Spreckels Theatre
April 25 – Phoenix, AZ – Dodge Theater
April 28 – Albuquerque, NM – Kiva Auditorium
April 29 – El Paso, TX – Plaza Theatre
May 1 – Austin, TX – Stubbâ€™s Bar-B-Q
May 2 – Austin, TX – Stubbâ€™s Bar-B-Q
May 4 – Dallas, TX – Music Hall At Fair Park
May 5 – Houston, TX – Verizon Wireless Theater
May 6 – Mobile, AL – Saenger Theatre
May 8 – Memphis, TN – Orpheum Theatre
May 9 – Birmingham, AL – Alabama Theatre
May 11 – Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
May 12 – Charlotte, NC – Ovens Auditorium
May 14 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
May 15 – Atlanta, GA – Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
June 9 – Brooklyn, NY â€“ Celebrate Brooklyn
June 11 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Festival
June 21 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Apollo
June 22 â€“ London, UK â€“ Hammersmith Apollo
June 24 â€“ Paris, France â€“ L’Olympia
June 25 â€“ Paris, France â€“ L’Olympia
June 29 â€“ Brussels, Belgium â€“ Forest National
July 1 â€“ St. Margarethen, Austria â€“ Roemersteinbrunch
July 2 â€“ Munich, Germany â€“ Tollwood Festival
July 3 â€“ Montreux, Switzerland â€“ Montreux Jazz Festival
July 5 â€“ Bonn, Germany â€“ Museumsufer
July 7 â€“ Gent, Belgium â€“ Gent Jazz Festival
July 9 â€“ Rotterdam, Holland â€“ North Sea Jazz Festival
July 11 â€“ Bilbao, Spain â€“ Palacio Euskalduna
July 13 â€“ Lisbon, Portugal â€“ Cool Jazz Festival
July 14 â€“ Vigo, Spain â€“ Castrelos Park
July 16 â€“ Perelada, Spain â€“ Castell Perelada Gardens
July 20 â€“ Milan, Italy â€“ MJF Arena Civica
July 23 â€“ Rome, Italy â€“ Cavea Auditorium
August 7 â€“ Bethlehem, PA â€“ Musikfest
August 8 â€“ Durham, NC â€“ Durham Performing Arts Centre
August 10 â€“ West Palm Beach, FL â€“ Lilith Fair at Cruzan Amphitheatre
More Lilith Fair dates to be announced. Stay tuned!
August 19 – Morrison, CO Red Rocks (with Corinne Bailey Rae)
More dates with Corinne to be announced. Stay tuned!
To celebrate todayâ€™s release of their brand new album, Stir the Blood, The Bravery stopped by the Yahoo studios to record a live session of their hit song â€œSlow Poisonâ€ and a cover of their favorite track by Fleet Foxes, â€œWhite Winter Hymnalâ€. Check out the videos below and pick up Stir The Blood http://bit.ly/BravStir
Here’s the press release below with the lineup and all the ticket info:
Saturday, May 23th
Kings of Leon / Yeah Yeah Yeahs / The Decemberists / Animal Collective / Bon Iver / Devotchka / M. Ward / Doves / Sun Kil Moon / The Gaslight Anthem / King Khan & The Shrines / Ra Ra Riot / Shearwater / Passion Pit / Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band / Vince Mira / Blind Pilot / Owl City / Arthur & Yu / Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele / Death Vessel / Hockey
Sunday, May 24th
Janeâ€™s Addiction / Nine Inch Nails / TV On The Radio / Peter Bjorn and John / of Montreal / The Avett Brothers / Calexico / M83 / The Airborne Toxic Event / The Walkmen / The Wrens / St. Vincent / The Dodos / John Vanderslice / The Submarines / Viva Voce / The Builders And The Butchers / AA Bondy / Fences / Point Juncture, WA / Jon Benjamin
Monday, May 25th
Ben Harper and Relentless7 / Erykah Badu / Silversun Pickups / Fleet Foxes / Gogol Bordello / Santigold / Grizzly Bear / Explosions In The Sky / Girl Talk / Blitzen Trapper / The Knux / Monotonix / Bishop Allen / Black Moth Super Rainbow / Beach House / Mugison / The Dutchess And The Duke / School Of Seven Bells / Horse Feathers / The Pica Beats / Loch Lomond / BLK JKS
Beginning February 28th (on sale weekend only):
A discounted 3 DAY FESTIVAL PASS is available for a very limited time / $154.50
Offer ends Sunday, March 1st at midnight.
Single tickets, per day / $56.50
Beginning March 2nd:
3 day pass / $199.50
Single tickets, per day / $66.50
Beginning May 11:
3 day pass / $229.50
Single tickets, per day / $76.50
V.I.P. package tickets with special amenities also available.
Full details on the festival website:sasquatchfestival.com
(Applicable service charges may apply)
Tickets go on sale Saturday February 28th at 10AM and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, sasquatchfestival.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, or charge by phone in Seattle (206) 628-0888, in Oregon (503) 224-4400, and in Eastern Washington (509) 735-0500
Camping is available for May 22, 23, 24, 25 and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com. For more details, directions and further information on camping at The Gorge Amphitheatre go to sasquatchfestival.com.
Stay tuned to for more announcements and information at sasquatchfestival.com.
Produced by Live Nation and Adam Zacks
The lineup for Coachella was announced today and it’s.. ehhh. The three main headliners are Paul McCartney, The Killers and The Cure. Throw in Morrissey, Franz Ferdinand, Amy Winehouse, TV On The Radio and Lupe Fiasco and you have a pretty eclective lineup for the weekend. I don’t think that I’ll be going tough.If I did go though to one day, it’d probably be the first day. Check out the links to get your tickets and the lineup below them:
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FRIDAY, APRIL 17: Paul McCartney, Morrissey, Franz Ferdinand, Leonard Cohen, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Beirut, The Black Keys, Girl Talk, Silversun Pickups, The Ting Tings, The Crystal Method, Ghostland Observatory, Crystal Castles, The Airborne Toxic Event, We Are Scientists, N.A.S.A., Patton & Rahzel, M. Ward, The Presets, The Hold Steady, A Place to Bury Strangers, Felix da Housecat, Buraka Som Sistema, Ryan Bingham, Bajofondo, Peanut Butter Wolf, Noah & the Whale, White Lies, The Bug, Alberta Cross, Los Campesinos!, Craze & Klever, Molotov, Switch, Gui Boratto, Steve Aoki, The Aggrolites, People Under the Stairs, The Courteeners, Cage the Elephant, Dear and the Headlights.
SATURDAY, APRIL 18: The Killers, Amy Winehouse, Thievery Corporation, TV on the Radio, Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, MSTRKRFT, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Atmosphere, Mastodon, TRAV$DJ-AM, Henry Rollins, Crookers, Turbonegro, Hercules and Love Affair, Superchunk, Glasvegas, Dr. Dog, Drive-By Truckers, Booker T & the DBTâ€™s, Amanda Palmer, The Bloody Beetroots, Surkin, Para One (Live), Calexico, Liars, Bob Mould Band, Zane Lowe, Electric Touch, Blitzen Trapper, James Morrison, Drop the Lime, Glass Candy, Thenewno2, Gang Gang Dance, Billy Talent, Ida Maria, Ariel Pinkâ€™s Haunted Graffiti, Zizek, Cloud Cult, Tinariwen.
SUNDAY, APRIL 19: The Cure, My Bloody Valentine, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Throbbing Gristle, Lupe Fiasco, Paul Weller, Peter Bjorn and John, X, Antony & the Johnsons, Roni Size, Public Enemy, Jenny Lewis, Groove Armada, Paolo Nutini, Christopher Lawrence, Lykke Li, The Kills, Okkervil River, M.A.N.D.Y., Clipse, Sebastien Tellier, Fucked Up, Perry Farrell, The Horrors, Late of the Pier, Kâ€™naan, Junior Boys, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Supermayer, No Age, Vivian Girls, Shepard Fairey, Themselves, Gaslight Anthem, The Knux, Mexican Institute of Sound, The Night Marchers, Marshall Barnes.