Posted in music | tour dates on February 18, 2009

TVOTR

"Having been sucked struggling into the slough of despond that is Return to Cookie Mountain only to swim out a wholer, if muddier, man, I first took exception to the graceless lyrics they croon and groan on top of their catchy new funk. Transmutation of the negative--seemed too easy, a time-worn rock trick. But listen to the music as much as you'll want to and slowly the verbal opacities dissipate. You'll notice zingers like "Keep your dancing shoes off mine," "scared to death that I'm livin' a life not worth dying for." And eventually, if you pay attention, you'll hear an album that makes sense of the public lives of club-scene warrior-laborers who have kept it real and turned into affluent young professionals anyway. The thing about the indie-rock life is that even its depressives, not just mere realists like these guys, have a pretty good time. That's the point, right? So they retain their realism while celebrating the bright side. On the glorious "Red Dress," they also make clear that they haven't transcended their racial identity, no matter how much indie-rock wants to think so. Transcending race just isn't something that happens in America--at least not yet. A" [Robert Christgau]
TV on the Radio have announced a tour that includes a June 5th show at Central Park Summerstage. Tickets for the whole tour go on presale this Friday. The Summerstage show then goes on regular sale ($30 advanced) one week after that. All dates below...

TV on the Radio - 2009 Tour Dates
Apr 18 - Coachella Indio, California
May 12 - Headliners Music Hall Louisville, Kentucky
May 16 - Stubbs Austin, Texas
May 18 - Diamond Ballroom Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
May 22 - Fox Oakland Theatre Oakland, California
May 23 - Roseland Theatre Portland, Oregon
May 25 - Malkin Bowl Vancouver, British Columbia
May 27 - Edmonton Events Center Edmonton, Alberta
May 28 - Macewan Hall Calgary, Alberta
May 29 - Louis' Pub Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Jun 2 - Sound Academy Toronto, Ontario
Jun 3 - Metropolis Montreal, Quebec
Jun 4 - House of Blues Boston, Massachusetts
Jun 5 - Central Park Summer Stage New York, New York
Jun 8 - 9:30 Club Washington, Washington DC
Jun 11-14 - Bonnaroo

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Comments (54)

thuggin

Posted by smoop | February 18, 2009 11:18 PM

niceeeeeee

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2009 11:54 PM

June?? man, this and Animal Collective will be longest waits ever! oh well, awesome!

Posted by Pedro | February 19, 2009 12:08 AM

they are at Bonnaroo too

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2009 12:09 AM

can't wait for bonnaroo.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2009 1:57 AM

Seriously- I'll pay good money for anyone to hack off Christgau's fingers once and for all so I'll never have to read one of his asinine reviews ever again.

Posted by Anonymoose | February 19, 2009 2:24 AM

Thank you, Anonymoose. I'm tired of his fetid wank.

Posted by douglass rossback | February 19, 2009 4:28 AM

I love this band

Posted by Oliver | February 19, 2009 5:15 AM

Damn. I'd love to see TVOTR again, but I already have tickets for Phish at Jones Beach that night. I hate conflicts.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2009 8:47 AM

Pretty awesome that the show is not free. Keeps the casual fans at home.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2009 9:24 AM

just bought my ticket to bonnarrooooo! so stoked!

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2009 9:24 AM

"Damn. I'd love to see TVOTR again, but I already have tickets for Phish at Jones Beach that night. I hate conflicts."

ill buy your phish tickets! :)

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2009 9:28 AM

Fuck I wish I had seem them last fall.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2009 9:54 AM

Damn it! come to St. Louis!

Posted by Eric | February 19, 2009 10:08 AM

they blowwwwww

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2009 10:54 AM

this band is ick

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2009 10:55 AM

I have many friends.
None of them listen to this shit.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2009 11:10 AM

^ i guess thats cool?

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2009 11:16 AM

who gives a fuck about you or your friends?

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2009 11:33 AM

i do, what are they like(a/s/l)?

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2009 12:19 PM

Sorry. Those Phish tickets are not for sale.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2009 12:25 PM

Hey, I have a lot of friends. All of them listen to this shit! haha

Posted by ff | February 19, 2009 12:34 PM

"I have many friends.
None of them listen to this shit."

some people have all the luck!

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2009 12:35 PM

as mediocre as they are, still better than the hold steady. And I saw them 2 and 3 years ago for free so no need to pay to see them now.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2009 1:10 PM

Generally, no need to pay for any shows at summerstage as long as you don't mind not seeing.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2009 1:23 PM

Are they going to sound like they did on SNL?

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2009 1:29 PM

summerstage should be free. nothing is worth $30.

Posted by joe biden | February 19, 2009 2:03 PM

^^ yea, just like all the other free summer shows in nyc where we get to stand in line for hours waiting for a slight chance to get in. lots of fun!

cough up the $30 you cheap bastards or take your place out back with the rest of the broke hipsters.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2009 2:21 PM

Same boat with the Phish tix. Fuck.

Posted by Drugs Delaney | February 19, 2009 2:38 PM

Anyone who is complaining about having phish tix and can thus not attend this should definitely sell me their phish tix. Let me know, I'm happy to help.

Posted by poster nutbag | February 19, 2009 2:48 PM

Next, maybe an hour later i heard other confusing not pleasing to the ear, jibber jabber sounds coming out my living room once again. And it was bad, super bad bad.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2009 3:22 PM

what time's that fridizzle presizzle, yo? 3pm like the others?

Posted by Tito | February 19, 2009 4:04 PM

So what, Red Dress finally signifies them as being 'black' because they're playing something outright funky?

Christgau shoulda listened to "The Wrong Way" opening lyrics are little closer...

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2009 12:03 AM

the nyc show is not listed in the presale on the site? does anyone know when it will appear?

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2009 9:14 AM

I'm guessing 3pm today, like Montreal (same time zone)

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2009 10:15 AM

Click "next page"...summerstage is listed. On-sale at 3:00 EST today.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2009 10:40 AM

dc sold out quick. love the lower service fees.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2009 3:05 PM

presale sold out

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2009 7:28 PM

as mediocre as they are, still better than the hold steady. And I saw them 2 and 3 years ago for free so no need to pay to see them now.
^^
is a there anything resembling a point in there at all?

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2009 1:48 AM

i heard grizzly bear are gonna open some of the dates on this tour. i really really really hope they are playing this NY date with tvotr.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2009 2:57 AM

"i heard grizzly bear are gonna open some of the dates on this tour. i really really really hope they are playing this NY date with tvotr."

fat chance

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2009 3:16 AM

holla, got my two!!
as for the openers, I hope we get Foals, and while their at it play a show @ Bowery or Music Hall!

Posted by Pedro | February 27, 2009 1:13 PM

Summerstage is $30 because its a benefit to pay for the other free shows throughout the summer

Posted by Brendan Gleason | February 27, 2009 4:39 PM

sold out already? nice

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2009 2:47 PM

wow...what the fuck

Posted by moop | March 1, 2009 3:56 PM

4 reals?? ticketmaster won't let me pull up!
bowery presents website doesn't say!

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2009 8:38 AM

yesssire sold out! :)

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2009 2:12 PM

They are an innovative band.. if you don't hear it then you are an idiot. If you don't like it fine but they do not blow.

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2009 9:26 PM

Very nice Band, I like it

Posted by Bisnis Online | May 18, 2009 11:19 PM

any ideas when TV on the Radio takes the stage tonight?

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2009 1:53 PM

They are very great band. I am a fan of them.

Posted by Medical Symptoms | July 14, 2009 3:31 PM

I heard grizzly bear are gonna open some of the dates on this tour. i really really really hope they are playing this NY date with tvotr.

Posted by Shingles Symptoms | August 1, 2009 7:37 PM

mmm, nice

Posted by temp | August 6, 2009 2:41 PM

Damn it! come to St. Louis!

Posted by Christopherybb | May 29, 2013 7:20 AM

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