Posted in music | tour dates on December 3, 2007

Joanna Newsom & orchestra, Atlanta, GA - Nov 17, 2007 (CRED)
Joanna Newsom & orchestra

The first half of the concert featured the lush string arrangements written by celebrated pop composer Van Dyke Parks for Newsom's second album, "Ys." The second half offered older and newer songs in the rootsy, world-music-influenced settings Newsom has devised with her touring quartet. Making a puckish joke about propriety in the classical world and in pop, she wore a full-length black gown for the first part and a candy-pink minidress for the second. In both configurations, Newsom took advantage of Disney Hall's acoustics to give equal weight to every element of her multifaceted compositions. [LA Times - LA show]
All the orchestral shows in other states have been such a tease, so I couldn't be happier to finally announce that Joanna Newsom will in fact be bringing it to Brooklyn - @ BAM on February 1, 2008 to be exact. Stay tuned for more details.

Speaking of BAM, tickets are now on sale for their Spring season of shows. That includes performancs by the Mavis Staples & The National. All tour dates below...

Joanna Newsom - 2008 Tour Dates
Jan 25 - Sydney, Australia Sydney Opera House w/ Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Jan 26 - Sydney, Australia Sydney Opera House w/ Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Feb 01 - Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Academy of Music (orchestral performance)

The National - 2007/8 Tour Dates
03 DEC: COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Vega w/ Hayden
05 DEC: HAMBURG, Germany - Knust w/ Hayden
06 DEC: BERLIN, Germany - Postbahnhof am Ostbahnhof w/ Hayden
07 DEC: ISTANBUL, Turkey - Babylon
09 DEC: MOSCOW, Russia - Apelsin Club
15 JAN: AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Kings Arms
17 JAN: BRISBANE, Australia - The Zoo
18 JAN: MELBOURNE, Australia - The Corner
19 JAN: MELBOURNE, Australia - The Corner
21 JAN: SYDNEY, Australia - City Recital Hall Angel Place w/ Clogs /
22 JAN: SYDNEY, Australia - City Recital Hall Angel Place w/ Clogs
23 JAN: SYDNEY, Australia - City Recital Hall Angel Place w/ Clogs
22 FEB: BROOKLYN, New York - BAM Opera House /
09 MAR: BIG CYPRESS RESERVATION, Florida - Langerado Music Festival

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BAM's last foray into hipness was Sufjan Steven's BQE., and not long before that they held a big show by Antony.

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Comments (21)

Sorry but Sufjan Steven is not hip. Actually he's kind of boring!

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2007 10:46 AM

SO EXCITED

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2007 12:57 PM

oh this is seriously awesome!

Posted by klk | December 3, 2007 1:01 PM

woohooo! I will no longer have to endure my friend's taunts about how awesome the Atlanta show was!

Posted by Cupcake | December 3, 2007 1:03 PM

woohooo! I will no longer have to endure my friend's taunts about how awesome the Atlanta show was!

Posted by Cupcake | December 3, 2007 1:04 PM

Sufjan is boring? Obviously, you don't appreciate quality music and you lack appreciation for innovative sound.

Posted by yellfish | December 3, 2007 1:12 PM

Just called to lovely folks at BAM. Tix available Dece. 17 for friends of BAM, Jan. 2 for everyone else. Can't wait!

Posted by Moiche | December 3, 2007 1:55 PM

doubt they'll be any good seats left after the friends of bam private sale. for the national show, most of the good seats were already taken by the time today's sale, and i'm assuming this show will have even greater demand.

i've been waiting for joanna to come back to new york for forever now. even after a year, ys just keeps growing on you.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2007 2:05 PM

The latest news is that several of the violinists have withdrawn from the Joanna Newsom concert for fear that her voice will crack their instruments.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2007 2:15 PM

Mavis Staples is a woman

not a band

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2007 2:20 PM

Since when is Sufjan innovative?

Posted by rocked the shit | December 3, 2007 2:20 PM

Sufjan has been innovative since you never listened to Michigan in 2003. Is that a joke? Also is the first comment, the one about him not being "hip" a joke? Yeah, he's a total dork, who gives a shit?

Who's hip, ultragrrrl's the Horrors? What does that even mean? (regarding "hip" and "ultragrrrl")

Because I'm even arguing here, does that mean you've already won?!?! Like the terrorists?

Jeez, how many fucking question marks could I put in a single post?
Is anybody listening?
Fukthegoverment!

Posted by Trevor | December 3, 2007 2:40 PM

@2:05

My experience with the Sufjan show was that the orchestra seats were mostly or completely gone by the public sale, which sold out the day it opened. We actually ended up with very nice seats in the far left of the balcony about 5 rows from the front. But, then, I bought the tickets immediately after they went on sale.

For Joanna, I am sufficiently enamored with Ys and the EP to have become a BAM member ($75) for the advance sale (and to give money to worthy cultural institution with great programming!) Ys is one of those rare albums that I could see myself still listening to in 20 years. I might even know the lyrics to Only Skin by then.

Posted by Moiche | December 3, 2007 5:20 PM

Just got 2nd row of the Mezz for the National, very nice seats.

Posted by nyctaper | December 3, 2007 6:18 PM

Like the Antony show at BAM last year, this show is also part of the Brooklyn Philharmonic season at BAM. Not sure why you keep leaving them out of your postings...

Posted by Marissa | December 5, 2007 3:01 PM

Does anyone know if the Auckland concert is really going ahead?

Posted by Valentine | December 22, 2007 2:18 PM

tickets are on sale now, and going ridiculously fast.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2008 9:33 AM

Will they be serving drinks at the Joanna Newsom show?

Posted by joey b | January 31, 2008 11:03 AM

they sell alcohol upstairs in the cafe, but you cant bring them inside the auditorium.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2008 11:11 AM

That's so retarded. Maybe I'll bring a flask.

Posted by joey b | January 31, 2008 11:56 AM

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