Posted in music | tour dates on March 17, 2009

by Andrew Frisicano

The Books (photo by Nino P.)
The Books

The Books are playing a Thursday, April 9th show at Columbia U's Miller Theatre as part of the duo's short spring tour. Tickets are on sale. All dates below.

The band has been extremely quiet of late, with one high note being its Dark was the Night appearance, covering Nick Drake's "Cello Song " with Jose Gonzalez. As of now, The Books will not be appearing at the live version of Dark was the Night taking place at Radio City Music Hall.

The Books played the 2007 Bang on a Can Festival - the series' first 24+ hour event. The line-up of this year's marathon (May 31, 2009 at the World Financial Center) is still unannounced, but Bang on a Can does have several other fully scheduled events coming up, including a Bang on a Can All-Stars performance of works by David Longstreth, Lee Ranaldo, and others.

All tour dates and a video from the The Books' 2007 DVD Playall, below...

The Books - Classy Penguin (other vids streaming on the band's site)

The Books - 2009 Tour Dates
Thu 04/09/09 - Miller Theatre at Columbia University - New York, NY
Fri 04/10/09 - ICA - Cambridge, MA
Fri 04/10/09 - ICA - Cambridge, MA
Sat 04/11/09 - Dean Carriage Barn - Bennington, VT
Sat 05/02/09 - Open Ears Festival - Kitchener, ON
Sun 05/03/09 - Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago, IL
Sun 05/03/09 - Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago, IL

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Comments (13)

Definitely going to the Columbia show.
Tix are only $20 and general admission (seated)

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2009 12:03 PM

This will be a top-notch show.

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2009 12:12 PM

a) if you are/can lie about being a student anywhere, tickets are 7 or 8. and those Columbia assholes have enough money from their tireless gentrification of morningside heights - and the books are probably getting a fixed rate.

b) THANK YOU andrew for all of your new-music and avant shit postings lately, it's something that BV has been sorely sorely lacking. serious kudos my friend.

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2009 12:21 PM

Thanks for adding that video. I have not seen it in some time, I have always loved it.

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2009 12:47 PM

Really excited for this show. Only have seen their live performances on youtube.

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2009 12:55 PM

does anyone know where to get tickets to the bennington show?

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2009 9:53 PM

First of all, we're not "assholes," nor do we all come from wealthy backgrounds. Second, how can we gain or preserve money from the gentrification of Morningside Heights when it drives prices up?

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2009 8:45 PM

^
surely you can see that you're mostly rich assholes, especially if you aren't one?!

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2009 9:57 AM

show was great, really glad I was able to go.

to the guy who gave me a ticket, thank you. Sincerely appreciate it.
hope to run into you again some time, take care until then

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2009 12:37 PM

they're also playing a free show at marlboro college in brattleboro vt april 18th

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2009 1:50 PM

Correction: They're playing a free show FRIDAY APRIL 17th at Marlboro College in Marlboro, VT.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2009 12:40 PM

I will recommend not to hold off until you earn big sum of money to buy different goods! You can take the credit loans or just auto loan and feel comfortable

Posted by Lorene32Rosario | March 21, 2010 2:57 AM

Its amazing how interesting it is for me to visit you very often!!!

Posted by Mark Lewis | September 30, 2010 6:15 AM

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