Posted in music | tour dates on June 16, 2009

Boredoms @ Terminal 5, NYC in March 2008 (Trent Wolbe)
Boredoms

First came 7/7/7, then 8/8/8, and in 2009 the Boredoms will bring their Boadrum 9 drumming show to NYC's Terminal 5 on Wednesday, September 9th, 2009. Unlike past "Boadrum" events though, this one is not free. In fact, Tickets go on presale Wednesday, June 17th at 11am. General sale starts Friday, June 19th at noon.

Also unlike last year's NYC Boadrum show, the actual Boredoms will be there, BUT it's questionable whether there will be 99 drummers along with them (and not just because it seems impossible given the venue they've chosen)...

Last year there were two simultaneous Boadrum events - the real Boredoms were at the one in LA while 88 other drummers led by Gang Gang Dance performed on the Williamsburg Waterfront in Brooklyn (home of this year's Pool Parties). The year before that there were 77 drummers in Dumbo.

This year's show (9/9/9) is four days before the band plays the ATP NY Fest, and though details are limited for the NYC show at this second, the ATP show (taking place on 9/13/9) is advertising that "the Boredoms will continue their BOADRUM series, performing with 9 drummers on stage." Probably just 9 at Terminal 5 too? UPDATE: yes, 9 drummers. confirmed.

Boredoms did play NYC in 2008 also, but it was a non-Boadrum show at Terminal 5 (they must have liked it there).

Besides those gigs, the band is also scheduled to play a Pacific Ocean cruise on July 22nd, during the next solar eclipse. Joining them will be Gang Gang Dance and Japanese band Goma. More info on that show, with a poster, below...

Boredoms

Avant-garde Japanese band Boredoms is taking its electronically enhanced drum circle shtick to the middle of the ocean, where it will provide a live soundtrack to a total solar eclipse.

Organizers of Tokara The Sun & Moon Festival have booked a Russian ferry and hired the Boredoms, along with New York's Gang Gang Dance and Japan's Goma, to play a show during the next Saros 136 eclipse, which will take place July 22. The spectacle is subtitled, "The Lucy in the Sky With Diamond Ring Tour."

July's eclipse will be extraordinarily long -- the totality of the eclipse, the point at which the moon is fully obscuring the sun, will reach 6 minutes, 39 seconds. According to NASA, the umbra of the eclipse will cut a path straight across China and the South Pacific, with the best viewpoint off the southern coast of Japan, at 24.2 degrees N, 144.1 degrees E, when the sun is 86 degrees overhead.

Several tour groups are organizing eclipse-viewing cruises through the South Pacific for July's event, but the Boredoms-led excursion will likely be the most, er, cosmic. Having seen the band perform several times, we can only imagine how such an otherworldly setting would enhance the experience.

Tickets cost a whopping 168,000 yen (about $1,700). But for that money, you get a concert, three DJ sets, organic food, a bed to sleep in and an area for your kids to keep themselves entertained. Oh yeah, and a three-day party on a boat during a total solar eclipse! [Wired News]

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Comments (33)

Very cool as long as they are actually here.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 7:11 PM

77 was so much better than 88 (though I may be biased for having seen GGD instead of the Boredoms). That plus having to pay is making this somewhat less appealing.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 7:13 PM

9/9/9 is Beatles day.
Nice try Boredoms.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 7:34 PM

7.7.7 - everyone cared
8.8.8 - everyone sort of cared
9.9.9 - zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 8:24 PM

8.2.4 - Douuuuccccchhhhhhhhhe

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 8:35 PM

great. more annoying videos of that girl from gang gang dance wailing.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 9:21 PM

They didn't sell out T5 last year. What happened to the thousands of people that showed up for the 777 show? They didn't want to shell out $25 for the T5 show?

It just shows you how much the scenesters really care about music. They will go see anything as long as it's free. It's about being cool, not about the music.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 9:29 PM

"They didn't sell out T5 last year. What happened to the thousands of people that showed up for the 777 show? They didn't want to shell out $25 for the T5 show?"

777 was a year earlier and was advertised as something special - WITH 77 DRUMMERS. And yes, it was free and outdoors. You're going to compare that with a $25 non-Boadrum show a year later at a shitty venue? Nice try

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 10:01 PM

10-10-10

1010 WINS

i'M AN octopus and you are a squid

Posted by JAR JAR WINKS | June 16, 2009 10:06 PM

88 boadrum in nyc definitely suffered without eye as master of ceremonies. it was more like ggd wank jamming over (and drowning out) 88 drummers instead of the 7 neck guitar conduction beauty the boredoms unleashed on that perfect evening in dumbo.

glad they'll be back for 9.9.9 -- doesn't terminal 5 mess with the numerology though? should have had it on barge in the gowanus canal under the smith 9 g/f platform.

Posted by koshassault | June 16, 2009 11:16 PM

I don't know exactly what a scenester (anon 9:29) is but I consider myself a music lover. 7.7.7 was cool being a novelty, outside under the bridge on a nice summer afternoon. Maybe they should have it at the new Williamsburg Waterfront. I would not pay to see it again at a crappy rock club. I'm really not into seeing a lamer version of something I've already seen.

Posted by dr no | June 16, 2009 11:54 PM

"Maybe they should have it at the new Williamsburg Waterfront."

Maybe they already did

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2009 12:18 AM

1. People are clearly confused if they think this is the same thing as 77 Drummers, musically or otherwise.
2. Complaining about how the 88 Drummers wasn't as good as 77 Drummers is like complaining about every movie you see not being as good as (insert best movie ever made here).
3. Yeah, 11:54, Williamsburg Waterfront, what a good idea. Wait... they did that last year.
4. Anyone who was at the above photographed Boredoms show knows that most of the complaints about what makes Terminal 5 SHITTY were nullified by the fact that the band was in the middle of the floor, not on the shitty stage (I assume they'll do the same for this 9 drummer deal).
6. Has anyone ever, really, at all, ever not been satisfied by a Boredoms show? They're crazy, crazy good. The fact that we, here in NYC, get the Boredoms themselves for 2 out of the 3 of these "special days" is nuts and amazing.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2009 12:24 AM

^hates the number 5.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2009 12:25 AM

I thought it did sell out last year. oh well...


Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2009 12:48 AM

7. you need a job

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2009 1:08 AM

"2. Complaining about how the 88 Drummers wasn't as good as 77 Drummers is like complaining about every movie you see not being as good as (insert best movie ever made here)."

no it's like complaining that the american remake of some amazing japanese movie is unnecessary, weak and pathetic in comparison... because it is.

Posted by koshassault | June 17, 2009 1:43 AM

I'd rather complain about superior american remakes of mediocre japanese movies, like "The Ring?"

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2009 3:02 AM

I am sure the Boredoms would love to have this event be free and in a more appealing place than Terminal 5. However, because they wanted to do something new this year (and not just have the expected 99 drummers) it made it much harder to find a sponsor. Without a sponsor they were not able to have this be a free show. It will be 9 drummers and it will be awesome!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2009 10:14 AM

I'd rather have 9 great drummers than 20 decent drummers and 79 schlubs.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2009 10:28 AM

A corporate scam with the Ticketmaster presale for the show, only American Express cardholders can buy tickets before the general sale on Friday, fuck that!

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2009 11:09 AM

"A corporate scam with the Ticketmaster presale for the show, only American Express cardholders can buy tickets before the general sale on Friday, fuck that!"

Did you just move to town?

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2009 12:09 PM

No show in NY in the last ten years will compare to the power that was delivered by the 77 Boadrum performance. 88 was great too. I think both performances had everything to do with the players and the music, but the outdoor vibe definitely added to it's appeal. Not sure there is any real appeal to seeing this at T5.

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

the beatles fucking suck anyway. and they are dead. who gives a shit.

Posted by the shitty beatles | June 17, 2009 1:49 PM

^ pete best

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2009 2:10 PM

77 Boadrum was phenomenal...love ggd, wish I could have seen 88...what do the Beatles have to do with any of this? 9 Drummers will be awesome, the Boredoms are terrific, so I will gladly dish out for this

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2009 2:49 PM

i'm still coming from san francisco to see this show, but yeah amex dibs? fuck that bullshit.
they're obviously trying to milk the fact that we will go no matter what, but it is a bit tiring at this point. i just hope there's something-SOMETHING different or progressed in the music.

Posted by Rip | June 17, 2009 4:55 PM

Yes, Amex dibs is ridiculous, but I doubt there are enough Amex card holders to sell out the presale. I don't think anyone will have a problem getting a ticket as long as they buy them on Friday.

"they're obviously trying to milk the fact that we will go no matter what, but it is a bit tiring at this point"....It's Ticketmaster....are you really surprised? I just paid like $15 in fees for the Phoenix show in Central Park.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2009 10:12 PM

i just bought 500 tickets with my amex suckaz!

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2009 5:03 PM

andrew is gay

Posted by spreaders | July 2, 2009 10:26 PM

shit... Motorhead, The Drones, and Boredoms all playing different shows the same night... WHY!?!

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 3:32 PM

if you think they haven't progressed you haven't heard super roots 10... its completely different and still amazing

Posted by bernard | July 8, 2009 8:53 PM

live dude, live. progressed live.
88 was just 77 extended.
77 was their regular show extended.

Posted by rip | August 8, 2009 2:10 PM

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