Posted in movies | music | tour dates on February 3, 2009

Will Oldham as Icky in Wendy and Lucy
Will Oldham

Kelly Reichardt's latest film, "Wendy and Lucy," is 80 minutes long -- it would fit inside Baz Luhrmann's "Australia" twice, with room to spare -- and does not contain a superfluous word or shot. Like "Old Joy" (2006), Ms. Reichardt's modest and critically beloved second feature, "Wendy and Lucy" takes place mainly outdoors and registers the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest with unostentatious affection. [NY Times]
An icky looking Will Oldham plays Icky in the film that is playing now at Film Forum in NYC. Full list of theaters HERE.

When Will Oldham isn't acting, he's making usually-beautiful music - sometimes as Will Oldham, sometimes as Palace, and often as Bonnie Prince Billy. This week a new BPB song became available on iTunes and Amazon. It's a cover of the Yusuf Islam song "One Day At A Time". Consider the song a teaser for the full album of new material being released soon by Drag City & Domino...

On 16 March 2009 Bonnie 'Prince' Billy is to release his new, biggest and most ambitious album 'Beware' on Domino (in the UK).

Joining Bonny deep in the mix of Beware, the roll-call of top players include the band (Josh Abrams, Jennifer Hutt, Emmett Kelly and Michael Zerang) and special guests (Dee Alexander, Leroy Bach, Jim Becker, Robert Cruz, DV DeVincentis, Jon Langford, Greg Leisez, Rob Mazurek, Nicole Mitchell and Azita Youseffi)!

Drag City is still not listing a US release date. You can hear Will play the new song "You Can't Hurt Me Now" live on WNYC. Full album tracklisting below.

Speaking of live, Bonnie Prince Billy has a bunch of shows lined up for 2009 including the just added May 21st show at the legendary Apollo Theater. Tickets go on sale Friday February 6th at 10am.

Like-minded artists Cat Power and M Ward also have shows coming up at the Apollo which is celebrating its 75th anniversary of holding "Amateur Night". Ryan Adams, Antony, and Jenny Lewis all played shows there recently.

All BPB tour dates below...

Beware Tracklisting:
1. Beware Your Only Friend
2. You Can't Hurt Me Now
3. My Life's Work
4. Death Final
5. Heart's Arms
6. You Don't Love Me
7. You Are Lost
8. I Won't Ask Again
9. I Don't Belong to Anyone
10. There Is Something I Have To Say
11. I Am Goodbye
12. Without Work, You Have Nothing
13. Afraid Ain't Me

Bonnie Prince Billy - 2009 Tour Dates
Thursday, March 12 - Bloomington, IN, Buskirk-Chumley Theatre
Friday, March 13 - Urbana, IL, Independent Media Center
Saturday, March 14 - Chicago, IL, Vic Theatre
Monday, March 16 - Des Moines, IA, Vaudeville Mews
Tuesday, March 17 - Iowa City, IA, The Picador
Wednesday, March 18 - Milwaukee, WI, Turner Hall
Thursday, March 19 - Minneapolis, MN, The McGuire Theater (Walker)
Saturday, March 21 - Winnipeg, MB, Canada, Pyramid Cabaret
Sunday, March 22 - Saskatoon, SK, Canada, Broadway Theatre
Monday, March 23 - Edmonton, AB, Canada, McDougall United Church
Tuesday, March 24 - Calgary, AB, Canada, MacEwan Hall
Wednesday, March 25 - Vancouver, BC, Canada, The Vogue Theatre
Thursday, March 26 - Seattle, WA, Moore Theatre
Friday, March 27 - Portland, OR, Crystal Ballroom
Sunday, March 29 - Sonoma, CA, Sonoma County Historic Church
Monday, March 30 - San Francisco, CA, The Fillmore
Thursday, April 2 - Los Angeles, CA, El Rey Theatre
Saturday, April 4 - Santa Fe, NM, Santa Fe Brewing Co.
Sunday, April 5 - Denver, CO, The Bluebird Theater
Tuesday, April 7 - Lawrence, KS, The Granada
Thursday, April 9 - Omaha, NE, The Waiting Room
Friday, April 10 - St. Louis, MO, The Pageant
Saturday, April 11 - Indianapolis, IN, The Vogue
April 20 - London, Royal Festival Hall
April 22 - Brussels, Ancienne Belgique
April 23 - Amsterdam, Paradiso
Thursday, May 21 - New York, NY, Apollo Theater
Saturday, May 23 - Alexandria, VA, The Birchmere
Sunday, May 24 - Charlottesville, VA, Fry's Spring Beach Club

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Comments (38)

huge space for oldham no? i doubt he can sell it out.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 4:42 PM

^^^ you're nuts. I can't remember the last time Bonnie Prince Billy played a real show in NYC

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 4:53 PM

i'm so there

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 4:53 PM

Finally! Whoo!

Posted by Zombie | February 3, 2009 5:01 PM

Don't forget John Legend at the Apollo as well!

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 5:03 PM

That Apollo show will sell out. Looks like the promoter can add more NYC dates too. Prolly WaMu Theater at MSG. Or SoundFix in Willburg. Oh wait. Nevermind.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 5:05 PM

do yourself a favor and save 80 minutes of your life for something else other than 'wendy and lucy'

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 5:05 PM

"do yourself a favor and save 80 minutes of your life for something else other than 'wendy and lucy'"

you hated it?

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 5:06 PM

best news in a long time. i hope sweeney will play with him

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 5:09 PM

Great article on Will Oldham in the New Yorker:

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/01/05/090105fa_fact_sanneh

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 5:14 PM

he played bowery a few years ago...probably just before you got into indie rock.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 5:14 PM

he opened for sigur ros and bjork at coney island in 2003. it was fuckin' awesome. fuck you.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 5:21 PM

I hope Sweeney is not with him.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 5:36 PM

This venue is HUGE!

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 5:49 PM

"he opened for sigur ros and bjork at coney island in 2003. it was fuckin' awesome. "

doesn't count. When is the last time "BONNIE PRINCE BILLY" headlined a show in a real venue in NYC playing Bonnie Prince Billy songs?

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 5:51 PM

yuck.

Posted by cranky | February 3, 2009 5:53 PM

joe's pub when he shared the bill with hazel dickens was pretty fantastic a few years ago

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 5:57 PM

Bowery was 2005

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 6:23 PM

My bad. Bowery was a Superwolf show. Last true show was Irving Plaza Jan. 03.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 6:34 PM

i liked wendy and lucy. id definitely waste that 88 minutes again.

Posted by mcg | February 3, 2009 6:40 PM

Loved "Wendy and Lucy" more than any other movie I saw in a theater last year. But it's definitely not built for all temperaments.

Posted by J | February 3, 2009 8:42 PM

Best movie of this year (and of the last five, actually) is Silent Light.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 9:19 PM

Wendy and Lucy...please, what a waste of a time. Who bloody cares...it's utter tosh.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 10:52 PM

You can really appreciate Michelle Williams' nose job in Wendy & Lucy.

Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2009 11:55 PM

I really liked Wendy and Lucy - caught it over at the film forum last year. I wrote (and MSPainted) a bigger review over here:

http://swritersleague.blogspot.com/2008/12/mspaint-movie-review-wendy-and-lucy.html

Posted by Austin | February 4, 2009 12:04 AM

Posted by rocky2 | February 4, 2009 1:13 AM

The NYC show at Apollo will sell-out. It will be a see-and-be-seen event for all the aging hipster cognescenti who read the New Yorker and are proud of themselves.

I am moving to the midwest where he's playing 200-capacity little halls, like in Omaha.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2009 2:36 AM

zayıflama hapı

Posted by zayıflama hapı | February 4, 2009 7:16 AM

I thought this album was scheduled for a 17 March release? That's what the original press statement said.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2009 9:56 AM

Enjoy the midwest, anon @ 2:36! So happy for you. Omaha sounds great.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2009 10:17 AM

he'll sell out this venue quickly, and hopefully add a couple of shows at music hall of williamsburg.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2009 10:42 AM

12th row center orchestra. so pumped!

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2009 10:14 AM

8th row, mothafucka

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2009 11:57 AM

December 2000 at Pete's Candy Store when he played with Marquis de Tren for 3-4 hours was quite excellent.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2009 12:51 PM

did this show sell out?

Posted by citibank | March 26, 2009 3:30 PM

if anyone has 1 extra orchestra ticket i'd be glad to buy it off you

Posted by m | April 6, 2009 10:22 PM

April 9:
New Bonnie Prince Billy show just announced -- Santos Party House on May 20.

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2009 2:55 PM

did this show sell out?

Posted by Jimmy Choo Handbags | October 16, 2009 3:11 AM

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