Posted in music | tour dates on October 22, 2007


Hey everybody,

Dateline: Hoboken. It's official. For the fifth time in the last seven years, Yo La Tengo will lift their collective voices in song to commemorate the eight days of Hanukkah. The concerts will once again take place at Maxwell's in Hoboken, beginning December 4 and concluding on December 11.

As in the past, each show will begin with an opening band, followed by some comedy, and then a Yo La Tengo set. And perhaps more. That's all we're going to tell you, so don't ask who's playing. We can guarantee that it'll be great, and that no matter what night you're there, you'll wish you had come another night instead. That's just the way you are; there's nothing we can do about that.

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Doors will open at 8 pm each night, with the show starting promptly at 8:30, except for Friday and Saturday December 7-8, which will be 8:30 doors, 9:00 show.

Tickets will be $30 each, and will go on sale this United Nations Day at noon, eastern time. (That's Wednesday, October 24 for all you U.N. bashers out there.) The shows will be benefits, for charities to be named later, to borrow a phrase from the sports section. To purchase tickets online, go to If that doesn't work, go the Maxwell's site and follow the instructions there. Advance tickets will also be sold at Tunes in Hoboken and Other Music in New York.

If you're looking for a place to stay, we can't help you, but that won't stop us from trying. A couple of hotels a little off the beaten track are the Palace Hotel in North Bergen, NJ and the Red Roof Inn in Secaucus, NJ.

We've never stayed at either of them, so cannot vouch for them, but we can tell you that they are less expensive than most of your New York City and Jersey City options. (Hoboken, though boasting three—that's right, three—Dunkin' Donuts, has no hotels.)

Hope to see you there!

-- Georgia, Ira and James

They sadly took last year off.

Yo La Tengo is also playing Cornell in Ithaca with Broken Social Scene (Kevin Drew) on Novbember 11th.

(thx William!)

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Comments (13)

Luckily I live in Newport Jersey City and have Washington Blvd out my window. Been there 4+ yrs and this is possibly the first time I have boasted about that...

I think the best bet is to buy a ticket to all and make a decision after the openers are announced...

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2007 11:32 AM

The tickets are pricey this year but it's worth it to go at least one night, the Hanukkah shows are always fantastic.

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2007 2:49 PM

The shows will be benefits

Posted by Eduardo | October 22, 2007 3:00 PM

Got tickets to 4 shows! Friday and Saturday nights are sold out. Hate to trek out to Maxwells, but it is worth it.

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2007 10:42 AM

All shows sold out! Got tickets to 3 nights.

Posted by Anonymous | November 5, 2007 11:02 AM

Evan Dando and John Oliver from The Daily Show opening on the 5th!

Posted by Anonymous | November 9, 2007 8:01 PM

anybody know all the openers?
I heard Versus is opening on the 4th and ^^^ says Evan Dando on the 5th and I know the dB's are on the 8th. Who else?

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2007 12:41 PM

The Lemonheads are touring out west the week of Hanukkah, so Evan Dando is not playing.

I think Versus & dBs are true.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2007 1:04 PM

LX Chilton on the 7th.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2007 10:47 AM

Does anyone have definite info on who's opening for YLT tonight? I've heard Versus is actually playing on Wednesday, not today.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2007 9:53 AM

The Versus are playing tonight.
The Clean are playing tomorrow.

YLT are not telling who the openers are, they are keeping it a secret. You have to find out from the openers themselves.

Can't wait!

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2007 10:01 AM


Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2007 10:15 AM

Just a reminder to those making the trek out there, the #126 bus leaves from the Port Authority and has a stop across the street from Maxwells. $2.55 exact change only. Since it runs pretty much on schedule you can sit in the bar and nurse a final beer before running out the stop. Sure beats that long walk back to the PATH train on a cold, windy evening.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2007 4:31 PM

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