Posted in music | pictures | tour dates | video on August 25, 2008

photos by Bao Nguyen


"The National is headlining the concert at Hammerstein Ballroom on October 10th, Grizzly Bear is opening and the evening is hosted by Stella: Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter and David Wain. Tickets are $35 and there's no scalping, like all New York events, it's will-call only." [The Life Vicarious]
The show will be in honor of NY Magazine's 40th anniversary. No tickets yet. NY Mag's last show was with Islands. Their next show has Jose Gonzalez.

The National's last NYC show was at Central Park Summerstage.

Grizzly Bear's last NYC show was at Music Hall of Williamsburg. The night before that they played All Points West in Jersey City - part of their tour with Radiohead that ended August 15th in Toronto. Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood never speaks at shows. At that Toronto show he spoke on stage possibly for the first time ever. What he said was (approximately), "I would like to thank my favourite band in the world, Grizzly Bear, so thanks alot, thank you very much for touring with us". Thom followed that with, "Jonny speaks". Video footage from Toronto and more pictures from All Points West, below...

House of Cards (and Jonny Speaks) in Toronto - Aug 15, 2008

pictures from All Points West....












Comments (20) many times have the National played NYC in the last 2 years? If you are a fan of theirs you really have no excuse for not seeing them live!

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2008 9:39 AM

wow - a clusterfuck of suck! awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2008 9:59 AM


Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2008 10:02 AM

Same night as Of Montreal and Beck/MGMT. Pretty good choices.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2008 10:34 AM

Wish we were getting grizzly bear in LA instead of shit liars

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2008 10:49 AM

are Radiohead really trying to 'pass the baton' so to speak to Grizzly Bear? I appreciate the attempt, but I'm not sure if GB really deserves it at this point. or do they? Sure they are an innovative band with some solid songs but it's hard to say they are 'innovative' in the vein of Radiohead. but then again, who is? Has anyone that has opened for Radiohead in the past amounted to much later on?

Posted by HipsterOlympics | August 25, 2008 11:19 AM

to hipster olympics. sigur ros toured with radiohead in europe years ago. otherwise, not really... although that early days tour with BELLY and RH was cool. sad they broke up.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2008 11:28 AM


Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2008 11:46 AM

baton passing? Naw, just one good band liking another

Grizzly's next album will surely dwarf yellow house

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2008 12:05 PM

I refuse to see Grizzly bear at such a g-d awful venue.... it would probably serve them well to do without any reverb on their vox as the venue has enough already....

That place is one mess of feedback

Posted by jason | August 25, 2008 12:42 PM

Wow, one effeminate dweeb introducing others! Definitely newsworthy...

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2008 1:11 PM

^^^McCain supporter

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2008 1:23 PM

Grizzly Bear is dynamic in the same way that Radiohead is, although I think that once they start writing fast songs they're going to wish they had Johnny Greenwood to play some lead.

Posted by Sam | August 25, 2008 1:27 PM

1:23 obviously ate alot of paint chips as a child...

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2008 1:35 PM

yay for another nyc grizzly show

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2008 1:58 PM

my favorite band loves my second favorite band, it's all making sense now

Posted by fuller | August 25, 2008 2:04 PM

amazing. so excited.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2008 3:10 PM

grizzly bear is incredible. they absolutely blew me away at the music hall ... can't wait to see them live again!

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2008 3:06 PM

@eddie, YES.

Posted by manolo | March 22, 2010 3:55 AM

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