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4AD is pleased to announce Dark Was The Night - Live , a concert commemorating the newest Red Hot release Dark Was The Night. The show will take place Sunday May 3 at Radio City Music Hall and will feature several of the artists that contributed to the compilation including Dave Sitek, Dirty Projectors, Feist, My Brightest Diamond, The National, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings plus more to be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, March 13 at 11am 9am via Ticketmaster. Dark Was The Night - Live begins at 8pm (doors will open at 7).

Dark Was The Night was released by 4AD on February 17of 2009, and was produced by Aaron & Bryce Dessner of The National. The compilation, comprised of 31 exclusive tracks, benefits the Red Hot Organization - an international charity dedicated to raising money and awareness for HIV and AIDS through popular culture. A complete track listing for Dark Was The Night is listed below.

Tickets will also go on Am Ex and "Internet" presale on Wednesday at 9am.

Pitchfork.TV (newly redesigned) seems to be down at the moment, but also:

This week also sees the release of several videos directed by groundbreaking filmmaker Vincent Moon. Moon shot the Dark Was the Night contributors The National, Dirty Projectors and Yeasayer each performing their song from the compilation in early February. These clips will roll out, one a day starting tomorrow, March 10, premiering on
I wonder who else they'll add to this show. Grizzly Bear should still be in town. Sufjan Stevens lives here too. David Byrne? The whole Dark Was the Night tracklist below...

1 Knotty Pine - Dirty Projectors + David Byrne
2 Cello Song (Nick Drake) - The Books featuring Jose Gonzalez
3 Train Song (Vashti Bunyan recorded, written by Alasdair Clayre) - Feist + Ben Gibbard
4 Brackett, WI - Bon Iver
5 Deep Blue Sea - Grizzly Bear
6 So Far Around the Bend - The National (arrangement by Nico Muhly)
7 Tightrope - Yeasayer
8 Feeling Good (popularized by Nina Simone) - My Brightest Diamond
9 Dark Was the Night (Blind Willie Johnson) - Kronos Quartet
10 I Was Young When I Left Home (Bob Dylan) - Antony + Bryce Dessner
11 Big Red Machine - Justin Vernon + Aaron Dessner
12 Sleepless - The Decemberists
13 Stolen Houses (Die) - Iron and Wine
14 Service Bell - Grizzly Bear + Feist
15 You Are The Blood - Sufjan Stevens

1 Well-Alright - Spoon
2 Lenin - Arcade Fire
3 Mimizan - Beirut
4 El Caporal - My Morning Jacket
5 Inspiration Information (Shuggie Otis) - Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
6 With A Girl Like You (The Troggs) - Dave Sitek
7 Blood Pt 2 (based on original song "You are the Blood" by the Castanets) - Buck 65 Remix (featuring Sufjan Stevens and Serengeti)
8 Hey, Snow White (Destroyer) - The New Pornographers
9 Gentle Hour (Snapper) - Yo La Tengo
10 Another Saturday (traditional song) - Stuart Murdoch
11 Happiness - Riceboy Sleeps
12 Amazing Grace (traditional song) - Cat Power and Dirty Delta Blues
13 The Giant Of Illinois (Handsome Family) - Andrew Bird
14 Lua - Conor Oberst + Gillian Welch
15 When the Road Runs Out - Blonde Redhead + Devastations
16 Love vs. Porn - Kevin Drew



Comments (26)

This is very cool. I hope they get Grizzly Bear.

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2009 2:47 PM

no jacket, no go.

Posted by grace6697 | March 9, 2009 2:48 PM

Internet presale password?

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2009 2:56 PM


Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2009 2:58 PM

I wonder how many songs The National will perform.

Posted by michaelways | March 9, 2009 3:05 PM

if sufjan and mmj are added, i will be there.

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2009 3:08 PM

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz for mainstream indieeeee

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2009 3:15 PM

If I had seen this announcement before going to last month's Tibet event at Carnegie Hall, I might be more excited about the variety show format.

But, the Tibet thing sucked. No one played for more than 2 songs, which was very, very disappointing.

Posted by lp | March 9, 2009 3:20 PM

how long did you expect the show to last if everyone played more than 2 songs?

very, very long?

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2009 3:27 PM

Agree with lp @3:20. Lineup maybe great, but a band can't even get warmed up and they're done. I realize that is the format, but it doesn't mean that it works.

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2009 3:42 PM

Dark is currently the status of my concert-going budget for the first half of '09.

Posted by drewo | March 9, 2009 3:42 PM

this is exciting. Though 9am is early for a presale. tickets going to 55 bucks or whateveR?

Posted by baby genius | March 9, 2009 3:42 PM

"zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz to mainstream indie."

what a d-bag.

go listen to lemonade then uber hipster. bands that make nothing but complete noise = awesome, right?

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2009 3:45 PM

I hope for Antony, Bon Iver and Arcade Fire!

Posted by Pedro | March 9, 2009 3:51 PM

there's an ad for this on Feist's site... looks like we'll be getting David Byrne and Grizzly Bear anyway. Hopefully Stuart Murdoch will make it!

Posted by wembley | March 9, 2009 4:03 PM

I'm assuming this is only songs from the album so you would think if Feist is there then Ben Gibbard or Grizzly Bear would have to be, but I guess she can always just perform "Train Song" on her own.

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2009 4:05 PM


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Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2009 4:49 PM

password pleaseZ?

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2009 8:44 PM

password is dessner

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2009 8:47 PM

password is oksana

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2009 8:52 PM

tickets are already on sale - 4 tix in orchestra :)

Posted by kath | March 11, 2009 10:21 AM

Password is Badger you knuckleheads

Posted by hiconcept | March 11, 2009 2:31 PM

General sale is 9am on friday? Ticketmaster is saying 11am.

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2009 10:48 PM


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