Posted in MP3 | music | tour dates on May 15, 2007

DOWNLOAD: The Polyphonic Spree - 'Fragile Army' album preview (MP3) (info)

The Arcade Fire (new interview at Pitchfork) kicked off the David Bowie-curated High Line Festival at Radio City Music Hall on Wednesday May 9th. Then Air & TV on the Radio chilled things out at MSG the next night. And on Friday, the "festival" continued with a show by the Polyphonic Spree at Manhattan Center's Grand Ballroom......

Polyphonic Spree @ Grand Ballroom

Polyphonic Spree @ Grand Ballroom

Polyphonic Spree @ Grand Ballroom

More pictures where they came from at spreetaper's Flickr.

More Polyphonic Spree on July 1st at Warsaw in Brooklyn, and on/at all of the following dates......

Polyphonic Spree - 2007 Tour Dates
05-27 George, WA - The Gorge Amphitheatre (Sasquatch! Festival)
06-23 Dallas, TX - Granada Theatre
06-24 Austin, TX - Stubbs BBQ
06-25 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
06-26 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
06-27 Atlanta, GA - Roxy Theatre
06-29 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
06-30 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
07-01 Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
07-02 Boston, MA - Avalon
07-03 Montreal, Quebec - Metropolis
07-05 Toronto Ontario - Phoenix Concert Theatre
07-06 Detroit, MI - The Majestic
07-07 Cleveland, OH - House Of Blues
07-08 Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue
07-09 Milwaukee, WI - The Rave II
07-10 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Cafe
07-13 Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Ballroom
07-14 Portland, OR - Aladdin Theatre
07-15 Seattle, WA - The Showbox
07-17 San Francisco CA - Great American Music Hall
07-18 Los Angeles CA - El Rey Theatre
07-20 San Diego CA - Canes Bar & Grill
07-22 Denver CO - Gothic Theatre
07-23 Aspen CO - The Belly Up
08-04 Chicago, IL - Grant Park (Lollapalooza)
08-11 Osaka, Japan - Summersonic Festival
08-12 Tokyo, Japan - Summersonic Festival
09-01 Stradbally, Ireland - Stradbally Estate (Electric Picnic Festival)
09-02 Argyll, Scotland - Inveraray Castle (Connect Festival)

dates via pfork

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* more Polyphonic Spree tour dates

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Comments (16)

Hey Vegan,

Polyphonic Spree played Highline on Friday, not Saturday.

Thanks,
CYF

Posted by checkyofacts | May 15, 2007 6:55 AM

Presale starts at 10AM today, anyone know if a password will be necessary?

Posted by MBF | May 15, 2007 9:11 AM

Chuck Eddy called The Polyphonic Spree "the worst band in human existence" in The Village Voice: http://www.villagevoice.com/music/0404,eddy,50553,22.html

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2007 9:23 AM

After a few guesses, hit the spot...password is 'fragilearmy'

Posted by MBF | May 15, 2007 9:42 AM

"fragile" also works.

Posted by scott | May 15, 2007 9:55 AM

I want to see this show, but I'm not sure if I can justify $13 in fees on a $25 ticket, TM is getting absurd. Any chance there will be door sales on this show?

Posted by MBF | May 15, 2007 9:55 AM


>>>Chuck Eddy called The Polyphonic Spree "the worst band in human existence" in The Village Voice: http://www.villagevoice.com/music/0404,eddy,50553,22.html
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I concur.... their schtick is so over......somewhere along the way you have to actually right some decent songs..they've seem to overlook this over the years.. The lead guy should just make a solo record (that will also suck) and let the chorus go back to their table waiting & temp jobs

Posted by RT | May 15, 2007 11:11 AM

yea somewhere along the way, you also have to write some good songs.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2007 11:28 AM

Any fans out there know the setlist?

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2007 11:40 AM

i must be missing something
they have plenty of good songs that i enjoy
then again im a long time fan who has seen them live multiple times... hmm i wonder if everyone here has actually seen them live or just listened to a cd.. I sure hope it just wasnt a CD

Posted by MC | May 15, 2007 11:42 AM

grand ballroom show was fantastic as always. there's youtube footage of my grabbing the setlist from the stage when they had everyone on at the end. here it is:

American Dream
Running Away
Hanging Around
Get Up & Go
Hold Me Know
Sun
Light to Follow
Justify
Soldier
LaLa/Middle
Fragile Army/Left Them
Championship
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Together We're Heavy
King
Light & Day
Sun Machine
Memories of a Free Festival (bowie cover, not on setlist, might have been before sun machine)

Posted by halified | May 15, 2007 12:21 PM

oops I made a typo.....still doesnt make their songs any better...their lyrics are so overly hippy dippy..if your biggest inspiration is the Coke commercial song from the 60's ("I'd like to teach the world to sing") then you've got problems...

Posted by RT | May 15, 2007 12:22 PM

How was the 'Memories of a Free Festival' cover? Always one of my favorite Bowie songs

Posted by MBF | May 15, 2007 12:27 PM

Thanks for the list!

If people don't like it then pass on - jerks

Anyway - I think that 'Sun Machine' *is* 'Memories of a Free Festival', right? After all - that is the lyric.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2007 1:57 PM

How different is Polyphonic Spree from what Arcade Fire is doing? They both try to bring a little human warmth to their concert proceedings and lift people's spirits - I don't think the Spree has any hidden agenda to spread cultlike worship - it's just what's inside Tim D that's coming out...

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2007 2:17 PM

In the past when they played 'Memories Of A Free Festival' they would just do 'The Sun Machine is Coming Down' part...very cool, energizing performance.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2007 4:59 PM

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