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Justice
Justice

None of those other venues sound as big as MSG. Are they? Diplo doesn't get to play MSG, although he actually did at least once before. All dates below...

Justice - 2008 Tour Dates
01-23 Osaka, Japan - Big Cat
01-24 Tokyo, Japan - Studio Coast
01-25 Tokyo, Japan - Yellow (DJ set)
01-30 Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
01-31 Gothenburg, Sweden - Tradgarn
02-01 Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Medis
02-02 Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller
02-07 Manchester, England - Academy 2 (NME Brats)
02-08 Middlesbrough, England - Empire
02-09 Sheffield, England - Plug
02-13 Nottingham, England - Rock City
02-14 London, England - Astoria (NME Brats)
02-15 Oxford, England - Academy
02-17 Bristol, England - Academy
02-21 Berlin, Germany - Huxley's
02-22 Cologne, Germany - E-Werk
02-23 Hamburg, Germany - Docks
03-03 Austin, TX - Stubb's Bar-B-Q *#
03-04 Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom *#
03-06 Orlando, FL - The Club at Firestone *#
03-09 Baltimore, MD - Sonar *#
03-10 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory *#
03-11 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden *#^%
03-12 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club #^
03-15 Boston, MA - Paradise #^
03-16 Montreal, Quebec - Cepsum #^
03-17 Toronto, Ontario - The Docks #^
03-19 Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Music Hall #$
03-20 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre #$
03-22 Denver, CO - Ogden Theater #$
03-24 Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo #$
03-25 Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore #$
03-26 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater #$
03-27 San Francisco, CA - Concourse Design Center #$
03-31 Los Angeles, CA - Mayan Theatre #$

* with DJ Mehdi
# with Fancy
^ with Busy P
% with Chromeo
$ with Diplo
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"The MySpace-sponsored jaunt will pair Xavier de Rosnay and Gaspard Augé with quite a few like-minded practitioners of Music You Can't Help But Dance To, including the mighty Diplo, Ed Banger bros DJ Mehdi and Busy P, NYC's Chromeo, and fellow countryfolk Fancy" [Pitchfork]

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Comments (71)

they should play Connecticut!

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2008 6:27 PM

the paradise in boston in very small...smaller than the bowery ballroom i think.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2008 6:42 PM

mayan theatre in la isnt that big.... when do tickets go onsale?

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2008 6:50 PM

I think the garden is at least 10,000 people more than any of those other venues.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2008 6:53 PM

mayan in la isn't too big.... when do tix go onsale?

Posted by Jessica | January 7, 2008 6:55 PM

When do the montreal tickets go on sale!?!

Posted by Graeme Flegenheimer | January 7, 2008 6:56 PM

msg is probably barely smaller than the combined capacity of the other venues on the tour

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2008 6:57 PM

maybe they mean the garden area in Madison Square BBQ restaurant

---mmmmm mmmmm RIBS!!! now that's the kinda Justice i'm talkin' bout!

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2008 7:01 PM

maybe it's actually the theatre of msg.

Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2008 7:03 PM

The GA area of MSG is bigger than the Paradise.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2008 7:18 PM

i prefer the BBQ fantasy

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2008 7:19 PM

Is Fancy one of the guys in the group that put out the camel toe song back in the day?

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2008 7:30 PM

The Paradise has a capacity of 650, MSG has a capacity of over 20 times that--even the Theater holds 5600.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2008 7:31 PM

"maybe it's actually the theatre of msg."

no, not.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2008 7:33 PM

seeing them at the paradise in boston would be nuts since even it's a mid-size venue but the way it's laid out is really nice and makes it very intimate.

Posted by jason | January 7, 2008 7:48 PM

ok theres no way that this is happening - paradise too small, msg too big, whoever manages this bands touring is full of it.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2008 8:15 PM

"ok theres no way that this is happening - paradise too small, msg too big, whoever manages this bands touring is full of it."

Agreed. I really don't understand the logic behind the booking on this tour.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2008 8:20 PM

what if i dont like BBQ. would i still enjoy this band?

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2008 8:36 PM

its a myspace tour, its not surprising that this tour is a whirl wind of shit

Posted by zatoiv | January 7, 2008 8:48 PM

fuck yeah, an orlando date!! Holla.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2008 9:32 PM

Why does every band with limited success seem to think they're big enough to play MSG? The only acts big enough to do it, who have done so lately, are Bjork, The White Stripes and Morissey.

But what's with Interpol, Bloc Party and now Justice (who have one single) thinking they are big enough to play the garden?

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2008 9:37 PM

9:37 So what if they want to play there let them play. It really isn't that big of a deal.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2008 9:44 PM

i really just can't understand this MSG deal. why? how is this a good idea? i wish the electric factory wasn't on a Monday, that show might be a good time.

Posted by ROCK STARchitect | January 7, 2008 9:46 PM

and bloc party only played the theatre

Posted by ROCK STARchitect | January 7, 2008 9:48 PM

Amen to BBQ.

It's not so much the capacity, but rather the price for MSG that confuses me. Maybe if Daft Punk was headlining or something, but I don't really see how it's in the promoter's best interests to do MSG instead of, say, three nights at Terminal 5. I think the hype may have gotten out of hand...

Posted by Roland | January 7, 2008 9:57 PM

justice sold out two nights in a row at terminal 5, so i guess the bowery presents figures theres no other place to put them but msg.

of course the error in that logic is that the terminal 5 tickets were around $25 (which is the most justice should ever charge). had tickets been sixty, it's doubtful that even terminal 5 would of sold out. you cant substantially increase both the size of the venue, and push ticket prices to a ridiculous price point. not unless you're confident of demand.

i have no idea how much it costs to rent out msg, but perhaps its not as much as we all think. mabybe the bowery presents will break even at just a quarter capacity, cause they are charging an arm and a leg for tickets. but at that point both the artist and the fans ultimately lose, so why even bother?

ultimately this debacle just illustrates how much contempt the bowery presents has towards it's customers.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2008 10:04 PM

ahhhh i fucking HATE chromeo. can i get an amen on that?

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2008 10:20 PM

amen! and stripes tix were only 50, they had a country music legend and nick cave opening and they're way better than justice live and in every respect.

to 9:44: are you gonna go and spend 70 bucks?
that's the deal.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2008 10:32 PM

The Paradise. Wow, that is insane. Saw them in Montreal in September and they slaughtered the Metropolis - can't imagine the same at the much-smaller Paradise.

Great place to see a show, though. I'll be there.

Posted by Lord Bass | January 7, 2008 10:32 PM

this is laughable. i hope no one goes to this show.

Posted by Bobby the Rookie | January 7, 2008 10:36 PM

should I remain quiet or mention I dropped $80 on a ticket to this show?

perhaps the former wouldn't elicit a more humorous response...


"MMM... Nu Rave, I love youuuuuuu..."

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2008 10:55 PM

I don't understand how MSG is situated next to Electric Factory. You know what venue most most bands play on the same tour as Electric? Hammerstein, Roseland, normal sized venues--even Terminal 5. But MSG? Fall Out Boy barely sold it out...

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2008 11:04 PM

Where should they have played in Boston?

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2008 11:06 PM

this is going to be like the morrissey problem. Within a month of the show ticket prices will start going down and down. Bowery presents got very greedy with this one. If they wanted to step up the size from the previous shows do two nites at the theatre.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2008 11:28 PM

How big is the GA pit in MSG?

2000?

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2008 12:20 AM

Anon 10:04PM: I'm nearly positive that a. Bowery Presents has nothing to do with this event as it's at MSG and they do not have even the slightest hand in that venue. It costs a lot more than people think it does to put a show on at MSG (and this is from someone who works in tour marketing and can tell you it's an insane insane insane insane amount).

Additionally, there are venues in NYC capable of 'stepping up' from Terminal 5: Hammerstein Ballroom and many others among them. Ultimately, what many tours do when they are not big enough to sell out larger venues is do multiple dates at smaller venues (as you stated, the sold out Terminal 5 dates). However, the Shins sold out 2 nights in a row @ Terminal 5--they won't be playing MSG anytime soon. It's nothing short of arrogant to think they have the capacity to even fill half of MSG at the prices MSG costs.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2008 1:33 AM

Bowery does book shows at MSG. It started last year. They did the White Stripes show I believe

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2008 2:21 AM

Yes Bowery Presents does in fact book shows at MSG and this is coming from someone who really actually works in the concert business unlike Anon 1:33am. Anyway glad to see more people are coming around to what pieces of shit Bowery Presents has become.

I have been saying this since Terminal Shit was announced. Bowery Presents has lost all consideration for the concertgoer. Again folks, they count on your apathy. Keep buying tickets to these shows. Keep supporting Terminal 5 and they will keep doing this.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2008 3:35 AM

Who cares? If you really want to see Justice, buy tickets to see them at the Paradise in Boston (which FEELS like it's smaller than Bowery anyway), pay $20 for a Chinatown bus, crash on a friend's couch Saturday night after the show and come home on Sunday.

It's not rocket science people.

If they completely undersell MSG (which I doubt), it'll be a lesson learned for the folks at Bowery Presents.

Posted by rocked the shit | January 8, 2008 7:40 AM

All you have to do is go to the Bowery Presents website. They did book this show.

Posted by halified | January 8, 2008 7:48 AM

Well "rocked the shit" was correct on one part which was to just buy tickets to see these bands in other towns. They are always relatively close to nyc so it wont cost you that much more money and i can promise you it will be a better show.

That is one way to stick it to Bowery.

He of course was wrong when he says he doubts Justice will completely undersell MSG. Of course that show is going to undersell by a large margin. They might try to keep adding groups to sell more tickets but that again would probably backfire a la Interpol which they took a bath on.
Even with that i do not think this would stop Bowery Presents. It needs to be a number of shows like this and some outrageous Terminal 5 bookings for them to get the hint in the pocket area.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2008 8:07 AM

Anonymous | January 7, 2008 11:06 PM

i figured they would at least play the Roxy or something. they could have easily sold out the avalon, but they're closing it now for renovations to create a terminal 5-esque space.

Posted by jason | January 8, 2008 8:07 AM

expect a massive campaign for this show, which has started already through Myspace, MSG newsletters, etc.
What's thew big deal anyway? Let them book whatever place they ant and if they don't sell it they'll learn the lesson. If you really want to see them live choose oneof the many venues and stop bitching.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2008 8:25 AM

the reason interpol played msg was so their fans wouldn't get fucked by scalpers. i respect that. paul banks said that in some interview i read. he acknowledged that they wouldn't sell it out, but said he wanted anyone who wanted a ticket to be able to get one.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2008 8:33 AM

"expect a massive campaign for this show, which has started already through Myspace, MSG newsletters, etc.
What's thew big deal anyway? Let them book whatever place they ant and if they don't sell it they'll learn the lesson. If you really want to see them live choose oneof the many venues and stop bitching.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2008 8:25 AM"

A massive campaign? Yeah and so? HIllary Clinton is running a massive campaign. Ask her how that is working out for her so far.
And sorry for the bitching, Mr Moneybags. We should not give a shit about our concert experience since we all have tons of money to travel to other towns where the show will be a better time in a smaller better sounding place.


"the reason interpol played msg was so their fans wouldn't get fucked by scalpers. i respect that. paul banks said that in some interview i read. he acknowledged that they wouldn't sell it out, but said he wanted anyone who wanted a ticket to be able to get one.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2008 8:33 AM"


Yeah idiot of course he said that. And if you believe it you are an even bigger moron than the fools who paid money to see them in that shit venue.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2008 8:59 AM

What time does someone ask what time Daft Punk is going on?

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2008 9:33 AM

i think Daft Punk is DJing the after party

Posted by ROCK STARchitect | January 8, 2008 9:48 AM


“MySpace members can connect with and discover an endless amount of bands and music on the site, and the MySpace Music Tour concert series gives us the opportunity to showcase some of the very best in today’s music culture, doing what they do best, for fans across the country,” said Tom Anderson, president and co-founder of MySpace. “Justice has a phenomenal thing going on, and I can’t wait to see them on this tour!”

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2008 9:50 AM


Fancy (http://myspace.com/welovefancy) is a flamboyant boy/girl four-piece outfit from the notorious riot zones in the working-class suburbs of Paris. Mixing AC/DC and T-Rex with the glitter ball sparkle of disco, Fancy comes armed with loads of make-up, feather boas, killer tunes at the ready, and a mountain of glowing press in France – including the “Most Entertaining Group” award from the French newspaper Libération. Onstage, Fancy has supported MC5, TV on the Radio, Daft Punk and The Rapture.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2008 9:51 AM

Since it's sponsored by myspace, the risk of not selling out MSG is probably offset by the advertising budget the networking site has alloted for the event. And since myspace is owned by Newscorp, they might even have some sort of deal with MSG due to the "large umbrella" that the parent company encompasses. That's just my guess.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2008 10:43 AM

Justice + Chromeo....what a dream!

still saying no to MSG. Maybe if diplo were added and the venue were changed.

This is like the whole Arcade Fire Randall's Island fiasco. A lot of people actually went despite the major inconvenience.

Posted by dda | January 8, 2008 12:30 PM

is there a vegetarian option?

Posted by jink | January 8, 2008 1:34 PM

DDA 12:30p, did you hear about Arcade Fire...22K people showed up. hardly an inconvience. hope your cubicle is doing well today at your accounting job. you are certainly a numbers-person.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2008 2:05 PM

id rather be inconvenienced to see a good band like arcade fire.
how come nobody has brought up the point that justice arent good enough to be playing anywhere larger than a place like terminal 5?
that was the first response i had to it?
it doesnt bother anybody that they suck too?
even if the ticket price were $25 to see them at MSG, i wouldnt go because i wouldnt want to see a band as arrogant as them.

it has to be arrogance for a band like justice to try and play MSG. Roseland would be a stretch for them.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2008 5:24 PM

Re: The description of Fancy (courtesy of Anon. 1/8 9:51 AM)

I just threw up a little in my mouth.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2008 5:58 PM

03-11 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden *#^%

The only right thing about that line is the "*#^%"

Posted by Eduardo Osorio | January 9, 2008 1:15 PM

why the fuck do any of you care where they play go see them if you want, you losers who bash there decisions are just as lame as the people you criticize. shut up and see the show if you want to or don't go see the show and be satisfied you didn't see them.

Posted by mike | January 10, 2008 7:36 PM

So I just went to Ticketmaster to see how much fees were going to be ($10.20), and it appears there are no floor tickets left. After multiple attempts to get floor/GA tickets with no luck, I tried "best available" and was given tickets in Loge Level seating.

That was my biggest question about the MSG venue choice... who wants to see Justice sitting down? Sure the place holds 20,000 people, but if only 2,000 can dance I don't see them selling many more than 2,000 tickets.

Posted by dan | January 11, 2008 2:01 PM

i'm guessing scalpers bought the vast, vast majority of floor tickets, thinking that those are going to have the highest markup value. wait the day before the show, and they'll likely be giving these tickets away...if the show isnt cancelled before then.


Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2008 2:09 PM

I love how there are NO AVAILABLE tickets for the GA area, problem is how big is the GA capacity @ MSG?

The only way this would be worth the admission is if there was a monumental band after Justice.

I love Justice and I was at the madhouse that was Terminal 5, but MSG is likely not to sell out.

So, when the fuck is this venue gonna change and when are these prices gonna drop?

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2008 5:22 PM

Tickets for the 3/15 Paradise Concert in Boston Sold Out in 1 minute!!! I will have to now go to the MSG Show.

Posted by Scott | January 12, 2008 12:30 PM

oh really? you were able to get the exact time frame?

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2008 12:59 PM

I managed to locate a single ticket for the Paradise Show on ebay, cost me $73.00, but I need to see them at the "dise".

Posted by Les | January 14, 2008 2:30 AM

Scott, how will you go the MSG show when all the fucking reselling sites swallowed up all the GA tickets? What's the point of going to Justice if you're not in the pit? Better yet, what's the fucking point of buying it off a reseller when they charge about $40-60 more for each ticket in the pit. This is absolutely ridiculous. This whole thing is bullshit. If you look at all the other ticket prices, they are NOTHING compared to the MSG charges. I believe their Dallas show is $22. Cheaper than Terminal 5...what the fuck is wrong here?

I'm absolutely sure that 2,000+ people were not desperate to buy GA tickets the day of sale or presale. God, I hate reselling websites.

I love Justice, but I hate this shit.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2008 11:24 AM

Re: Anonymous 11:24 a.m.

The GA tickets for MSG took about a week to sell out. Resellers are not very interested in these tickets due to the price and demand.

By the way, I got tickets to the Boston / Paradise show. It's definitely the best option for a New Yorker on this tour.

Posted by Mike L | January 16, 2008 9:53 AM

Re: Anonymous 11:24 a.m.

The GA tickets for MSG took about a week to sell out. Resellers are not very interested in these tickets due to the price and demand.

By the way, I got tickets to the Boston / Paradise show. It's definitely the best option for a New Yorker on this tour.

Posted by Mike L | January 16, 2008 9:57 AM

DC tickets go on sale at 10 am on the 24th

Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2008 9:02 PM

big surprise. got moved to Wamoo theater

Posted by aukenbals | January 22, 2008 7:55 PM

what dumbasses for putting this at the garden big room. this ticket exchange is gonna suck. really lame.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2008 3:23 AM

I think they should play in NC

Posted by Cheyenne | May 8, 2008 8:36 PM

I was at the Chicago show they put on last year. It was awesome.

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