Posted in music | tour dates on May 12, 2008

Stereolab

Stereolab are playing three nights in a row at Irving Plaza in NYC in October. Tickets are already on sale. The shows are part of a tour that will be in support of their new album Chemical Chords - out until August 19 in the U.S. and August 18 worldwide...

Pitchfork: How did you decide it was time for another album? It's been four years since the last full length, and two since the EP collection Fab Four Suture.

Tim Gane: The last bunch of records were just singles that became an album because the label wanted us to tour, and we thought we could compile those into an album. I was kind of bored of albums. But I did the singles anyway, just to mess about with things. Then I jumped into doing a soundtrack for a film [Marc Fittousi's La Vie d'Artiste]. I wrote quite a lot.

Straight after that, I began to work on the album. I was fresh to do an album, and I felt like I had lots of ideas. I felt it in my throat. I had ideas to just do lots of tracks, put them together, hopefully get the whole thing all together. In fact, it was quite weird. The soundtrack overhung by a long time. I thought that I would have six weeks to two months to prepare stuff for the album, and in fact, I had one week. In the end, it turned out quite well.

All dates below....

Stereolab - 2008 Tour Dates
09-20 Costa Mesa, CA - Detroit Bar
09-21 Pomona, CA - Glass House
09-24 Austin, TX - La Zona Rosa
09-26 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
09-27 Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club
09-29 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
09-30 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
10-01 Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
10-02 New York, NY - Irving Plaza
10-03 New York, NY - Irving Plaza
10-04 New York, NY - Irving Plaza
10-06 Boston, MA - Paradise *
10-07 Montreal, Quebec - Club Soda *
10-08 Toronto, Ontario - Phoenix Concert Theatre *
10-09 Detroit, MI - The Crofoot *
10-10 Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre *
10-12 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue *
10-14 Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre *
10-17 Seattle, WA - Showbox *
10-18 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom *
10-19 Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Ballroom *
10-21 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore *
10-22 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore *
10-23 Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theatre *
10-24 Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern *

* with Monade

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Comments (22)

sick!

Posted by jimmy | May 12, 2008 4:01 PM

can't wait!

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2008 9:36 PM

sick can't wait!

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2008 9:42 PM

more opener info:
10/2 The Van Allen Belt, then Atlas Sound
10/4 Monade, then Le Loup

Posted by brooklynvegan | August 20, 2008 4:12 PM

le loup? they kind of suck live don't they. alas, it's the only night i can go.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2008 4:23 PM

what is stereolab like live? are they worth seeing?

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2008 7:45 PM

I've heard le loup are solid live. Lookin forward to seeing them in Boston on this tour. I found this live recording of them: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=90191045

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2008 9:39 PM

le loups album is very underwhelming.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2008 9:59 PM

stereolab is the best live band on the planet.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2008 10:41 PM

why is stereolab the best live band on the planet? what makes them so good?

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2008 10:45 PM

the skirts laetitia wears when they perform.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2008 11:04 PM

eww. i don't care about skirts or the people that wear them

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2008 11:21 PM

last i saw stereolab live was about ten years ago and what struck me was how "rock and roll" they sounded. I expected it to be lots of synths and blips and bleeps but instead was surprised to hear so much drums and guitar. they rocked

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2008 9:38 PM

how was stereolab last night???

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2008 2:55 PM

Stereolab killed it! New songs sounded great. A little more earthly, playful, yet lingering than the older stuff. Played a few off of Emperor Tomato Ketchup. Super krauty jams. Bradford came out for the last song, played with a lead synth. Atlas Sound (Bradford solo) was fantastic too!

Wasn't really crowded enough, and not enough people danced though. Going on Saturday again, one of the best live shows out there. Hopefully the crowd will be a little more inspired!

Posted by Kraut | October 3, 2008 3:11 PM

Thanks for the feedback. Never seen them live so tonight should be dope!

Posted by Big Perm | October 3, 2008 3:30 PM

thanks kraut! i'm going to tonight's show, too bad i missed bradford & atlas sound. surprised no one else has commented on the show unless i'm looking at the wrong post?

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2008 3:33 PM

anyone have set times? Not sold out btw

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Posted by kuutto | December 9, 2008 7:28 AM

thank you a lot's man

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Posted by منتديات | February 22, 2011 5:30 AM

Super krauty jams. Bradford came out for the last song, played with a lead synth. Atlas Sound (Bradford solo) was fantastic too! Stereolab killed it! New songs sounded great. A little more earthly, playful, yet lingering than the older stuff. Played a few off of Emperor Tomato Ketchup.
Wasn't really crowded enough, and not enough people danced though. Going on Saturday again, one of the best live shows out there. Hopefully the crowd will be a little more inspired!

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