Posted in music | tour dates on November 24, 2008

Noah & the Whale @ Union Pool (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Noah and the Whale

Some of the most dedicated, blog-aware North American friends of Noah and the Whale have correctly identified North American tour dates circulating on the internet.

It is with no little remorse and disappointment that we are compelled to cancel these dates. These words are being typed in the studio as we make progress on the next Noah and the Whale album. Between commitments in hereto-neglected Europe, we have made the sad but important decision to take time to develop these recordings over the winter months.

Despite this unavoidable necessity we would like to apologise to all the wonderful friends we made on our most recent American adventure, to anyone who has bought tickets or was preparing to do so.

The whole band enjoys an ongoing love affair with the US. The autumn tour was one of the most intense and heartening experiences of our lives and we were bristling with seasonal anticipation at the prospect of old faces and venues, not to mention new American audiences and experiences too. But there is simply not enough time in the world and we are sure that this next record will justify this difficult call.

With new songs to disseminate and even more America-famished, we will cross the pond to tour across the continent from March 2009. This is a promise, a published, globally-viewable promise.

Once again we want to express our most sincere gratitude for everyone who has seen us play, said they would see us play, or said two good words about the band. Noah and the Whale will be back and we will be back many times.

This is the third time the band was scheduled to play NYC, and the second time they cancelled the trip. Their promise to be back in March probably means they'll be at SXSW.



Comments (11)

that dude looks like dave longstreth

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2008 11:36 AM

ukuleles irritate me

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2008 11:55 AM

I've got a feeling
A feeling I can't hide
that if that chick on the far right
Took off the bifocals
And the silly hat
And sat down on my couch
We could have a real

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2008 11:58 AM

my guess is that ticket sales are super weak and they've decided to cancel. the album flopped

Posted by Flip Flops | November 24, 2008 12:59 PM

It's a new month and there is no better prompt or provocation than a calendar change. So with the turn of a page, Noah and the Whale are ensconced in a converted church in Hackney making preparations for the recording of the second album. Pigeonhole fugitives as the band have endeavoured to be, it is with surreal suddenness that such a hip caricature finds itself in Whalemail print. The space is more usually the musical cage of the Guillemots; the winged musicians have spread their feathers and flown to warmer climes for the winter months. Making space for the Whales, denizens of the icy deep, deepest Bethnal Green in this instance.

More than three months of intercontinental touring is behind Noah and the Whale. A short run in Europe was a very enjoyable epilogue. Paris once again proved a home away from home for the band and regret was once again expressed at the infrequency of our visits. In Holland, Utrecht proved to be a neat surprise. A compact Amsterdam, without the pestilence of Brits abroad, of small bars, cobbled squares and hospitable lowlanders perpetuating the myth of the hangover-less lager and the calorie-less chocomilk. As the sage tour veteran, celebrated pervert and sexual metaphor evangelist, Reverend Ryan F Mclean has oft been quoted: 'They just do it better on the continent'. The London Calling tour, of which Noah and the Whale were component, hosted a Swedish band called 'Wildbirds and Peacedrums' at the Rotterdam aftershow party. A drum and vocal two-piece of striking natural musicianship and talent was an unexpected delight. An essential live experience if you have the opportunity.

Another calendar change will retrieve Noah and the Whale oncemore from compositional abstraction. The band will be saying goodbye to the Astoria 2 at (wait for the possessives) Young and Lost Club's Push club night's New Year's Eve party. The site of many formative shows and club nights it is the end of a chapter for a certain strata of the London indie scene. So come and witness Urby Whale forget auld acquaintance and sain his household and livestock with whisky and shortbread. Tickets are running out: .

The A Sides are on the interweb. If a hung-over and sexually-frustrated 20 year old Tommy Lee had never discovered sex he would probably have designed a myspace like this: Get a free download, advance order the EP, or just donate to Age Concern. And don't forget this Christmas's live music equivalent of grandma's absinthe-soaked Asda mincepie The A Sides at The Lexington on 22nd December.

All being well, the reinvigorated Noah and the Whale website will also be up and running within the next couple of weeks too complete with forum page.

Posted by Noah | December 3, 2008 3:39 PM

thank you a lot's man

Posted by دردشة عراقية | February 21, 2011 2:16 AM

come to alabama!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2011 1:19 PM

please for the love me god pleassse come to alabama!!!!!!!! you will make my life if you do!!

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2011 1:20 PM

pleasssseee!! alabama!!

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2011 1:21 PM

pleasssse (crying)

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2011 1:22 PM

mamas gonn beat me if ya dont! D:

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2011 1:23 PM

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