Posted in Contests | music | tour dates on September 16, 2009

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Julian Plenti

Though the solo debut of Julian Plenti (aka Paul Banks of Interpol) has been out for over a month, the singer still hasn't played any shows. His official live debut takes place September 25th gig at the Guggenheim Museum, as part of its It Came From Brooklyn series (which brought the Walkmen and High Places in August). Also on the bill are I'm In You, authors Rivka Galchen and Hampton Fancher, and host Eugene Mirman. Tickets are still on sale to that show. We also has a pair to give away - details are below.

Past that it looks like Julian will be going on a North American tour in November, though not many dates are public yet. NYC was announced though, and the shows are November 24th at Bowery Ballrom and November 25th at Brooklyn Bowl. Ticket info TBA (on sale Friday?). He's also scheduled to play Europe in December.

Two tracks from Julian Plenti is Skyscraper are posted above. Contest details and known tour dates are below...

Julian Plenti - 2009 Tour Dates
09/25 - Guggenheim New York, NY
11/16 - Chop Suey Seattle, WA
11/19 - El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
11/24 - Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
11/25 - Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, NY
12/02 - Academy Manchester, UK
12/03 - Scala London, UK
12/06 - Melkweg, Amsterdam, NH
12/08 - Cologne, DE Kulturkirche
12/09 - Berlin, DE Festaal
12/11 - Vienna, AT Arena Vienna
12/12 - Milan, IT Magazzini
12/13 - Paris, FR Alhambra Theatre Music Hall

TO WIN A PAIR of TICKETS TO SEE JULIAN PLENTI at THE GUGGENHEIM (9/25), e-mail BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the word "Plenti" in the subject line. Please include your first and last name.

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Comments (30)

it's weird how interpol hasn't really done a thorough tour since antics. they went from being like the biggest indie band to irrelevant.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2009 10:20 AM

weird photo

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2009 10:24 AM

Yeah..they played about 10 shows in NY for Antics and what just MSG on the last album tour?

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2009 10:24 AM

grumpy this morning. hate that photo

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2009 10:30 AM

i think its clever, lathough he should be looking at the book like he's reading.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2009 10:33 AM

There's also a tour date at the Paradise in Boston. Can't remember when that is though, but I saw it the thedise.com earlier. Why don't I just check...............................................................November 23rd, onsale 9/19.

And 10:20am 10:24am, I agree. Their last album was pretty bad and not doing a full tour (they hit up all the small arenas in huge cities) didn't help. Maybe it was a major label gaff, a bad Pitchfork review that influenced easily influenced fans but I think they longer they stay away it will be better for them... but only if they return to form in the next release. If not, see ya Interpol.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2009 10:34 AM

who cares

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2009 10:36 AM

Let's call a spade a spade -- TOTBL was a good album but Antics only got critical acclaim because it was the cool thing to do. Put that album on now and you want to fall asleep due to boredom. OLTA wasn't even worth listening to.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2009 10:38 AM

Sounds like Plenti of crapola to me. This guy is a jerk-off.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2009 10:44 AM

is that Cat Power's leg??

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2009 10:47 AM

is that Colin Meloy's book???

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2009 10:54 AM

ANTICS was crap except for a couple songs. The debut remains their high point. The last one sounded OK at first but didnt have any staying power. Trying to act like big rock stars at MSG was interesting but probably a mistake.

Posted by J. Plenti | September 16, 2009 10:57 AM

What's this obsession with Pitchfork? It's just an inferior version of Addicted To Noise from the late 1990s.

Posted by M. Goldberg | September 16, 2009 12:35 PM

i love the album by julian plenti and that's all that really counts for me.

Posted by anon | September 16, 2009 12:47 PM

"It's weird how interpol hasn't really done a thorough tour since antics."

Not that weird since most of the band hates Julian Plenti, and he returns the favor.

Posted by J. Plenti | September 16, 2009 12:49 PM

I thought OLTA was better than antics. it's a pretty good record. it's crazy how a bad pitchfork review can just drown a record.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2009 12:59 PM

Crap Power is plenti bad.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2009 2:00 PM

What's a record?

Posted by Young Buck | September 16, 2009 2:02 PM

10:28 "they went from being like the biggest indie band to irrelevant."

Irrelevant as to who or what? Julian Plenti?

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2009 2:22 PM

Some of you people give *way* too much credit to Pitchfork. At least try to live in the real world *some* of the time, OK?

Posted by J. Plenti | September 16, 2009 2:26 PM

I'll go to the show if he plays PDA.

Posted by Morley | September 16, 2009 7:03 PM

dude is it on the 25th? i already got the tix for that day at the museum

Posted by rob | September 17, 2009 9:10 AM

"dude is it on the 25th? i already got the tix for that day at the museum"

yes, fixed. sorry and thanks!

Posted by brooklynvegan | September 17, 2009 10:26 AM

I'd hit it

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2009 4:13 PM

fckin great thread...most excellent comment exchange.

Posted by vinny | September 26, 2009 5:25 PM

Addicted To Noise had real rock critics and paid more than a pittance for writing. Pitchfork is a bunch of pseudo-hipsters who write for free as "content providers." That's the difference between Net 1.0 and Net 2.0. If anyone can do it, than it's value decreases. There are no Lester Bangs types around now, because people like Bangs would never have written for free. If what you are doing is deemed worthless, then why do it at all?

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2009 11:56 AM

JULIAN PLENTI not only covered the Pixettes, he also did his ultramegacool cover of America's thinly veiled smack ditty "Horse With No Name" (he should do "Tin Man" next) and a new song called "Goodbye To Toronto." I'm from Toronto and I can't believe it -- no one writes songs about unromantic old Toronto. This Plenti guy is full of surprises!

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2009 3:26 PM

Wish I had read this earlier! I would have caught his Milan performance last year! Do you happen to have his scheduled play dates for this year? Thanks!!!

Posted by Gas Boilers | April 24, 2010 5:28 AM

Hi, I love Julain Plenti. hope this music will stay forever!

Posted by UMTS Flatrate | September 14, 2010 7:33 AM

Wish I had read this earlier! I would have

Posted by ملوك | January 20, 2011 4:09 PM

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