Arty pop-rockers hit the road behind second album.
Ready to roar
Photo by David Atlas
Yeah Yeah Yeahs fans who weren't able to score tickets to the band's initial eight-club run this February and March can breathe a sigh of relief. Following the March 28th release of their long-awaited sophomore album, Show Your Bones, the Brooklyn trio will embark on a nineteen-date spring tour.
The theater dates kick off April 4th in Washington, D.C., and continue through the band's April 30th slot at the Coachella Valley Music Festival in Indio, California. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs will then return to their hometown to play New York's Roseland Ballroom on May 2nd, before jetting off to the U.K. for the All Tomorrow's Parties festival and more headlining gigs overseas.
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs' last major tour was in support of its 2003 debut Fever to Tell, which spawned the single "Maps," and the band is definitely ready to get back on the road. "Now that the songs are finished," drummer Brian Chase told Rolling Stone last month, "we still don't know what they sound like. It's been said that music makes audible what gradually becomes visible."
The first single off Show Your Bones, "Gold Lion," is currently available at iTunes.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs tour dates:
2/23: Hoboken, NJ Maxwell's
2/24: New York, Bowery Ballroom
2/25: New York, Bowery Ballroom
2/27: Chicago, Logan Square Auditorium
3/1: San Francisco, Bimbo's 365 Club
3/2: San Francisco, Bimbo's 365 Club
3/4: Hollywood, Troubadour West
3/5: Hollywood, Troubadour West
4/3: Washington, DC, 9:30 Club
4/5: Philadelphia, Trocadero
4/7: Boston, Orpheum Theatre
4/10: Toronto, Kool Haus
4/11: Royal Oak, MI, Royal Oak Music Theatre
4/12: Cleveland, Agora Theatre
4/14: Chicago, Riviera
4/15: Milwaukee, WI, Riverside Theatre
4/16: Minneapolis, First Avenue
4/18: Omaha, NE, Sokol Auditorium
4/19: St. Louis, the Pageant
4/21: Denver, Fillmore Auditorium
4/22: Salt Lake City, University of Utah
4/24: Vancouver, Orpheum Theatre
4/25: Seattle, Paramount Ballroom
4/26: Portland, OR, Roseland Ballroom
4/28: San Francisco, The Warfield
4/30: Indio, CA, Coachella Music and Arts Festival
5/2: New York, Roseland
CHARLEY ROGULEWSKI @ Rolling Stone