Posted in music | tour dates on February 1, 2010

Getty Address

Back in 2005, an earlier iteration of the Dirty Projectors released their concept album The Getty Address, which Pitchfork's Jason Crock called "a modern opera about post-9/11 America, the destruction of our natural wilderness, the confrontation between Hernan Cortes and the Aztecs in the early 16th century, and a protagonist named after Don Henley." An ambitious album, to say the least.

Dirty Pro frontman Dave Longstreth has come a long way since that album, but he hasn't forgotten it. And at two forthcoming shows in New York and Los Angeles, the band will play the album in full, with the 15-piece ensemble Alarm Will Sound and conductor Alan Pierson helping out. They'll also play songs from last year's Bitte Orca at both shows.

The New York show will go down February 19 at Lincoln Center, as part of the American Songbook concert series. The L.A. show is scheduled for February 27 at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and the band will co-headline with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. During the first half, the Philharmonic will play orchestral pieces that Longstreth picked out. The band will take over and play the album during the second half. [Pitchfork]

The NYC show is already sold out, though tickets are still available for the one in LA. I can only imagine how much preperation needed to go into all of this (and for only two shows), so it's not a surprise that the Dirty Projectors will not be one of the artists playing the Tibet House Benefit show this year.

A letter Dave Longstreth wrote to Don Henley as well as the source of the above picture, at A recent free digital 7" the band released, is in a previous post.

Other upcoming DP shows include the Big Ears Fest and Coachella.

Dirty Projectors' last NYC shows took place at Music Hall of Williamsburg and Bowery Ballroom. David Byrne showed up at one of them. David Byrne more recently showed up at St Vincent's show just this past Friday night at The Allen Room which is the same location and part of the same 'American Songbook' series that the Dirty Projectors are playing on February 19th. All dates and two Getty Address videos below..

Dirty Projectors
Getty Address - Tracklisting:
# "I Sit on the Ridge at Dusk" - 4:55
# "But in the Headlights" - 1:50
# "Warholian Wigs" - 4:32
# "I Will Truck" - 5:17
# "D. Henley's Dream" - 4:18
# "Gilt Gold Scabs" - 5:27
# "Ponds & Puddles" - 3:50
# "Not Having Found" - 4:43
# "Tour Along the Potomac" - 4:13
# "Jolly Jolly Jolly Ego" - 5:34
# "Time Birthed Spilled Blood" - 3:03
# "Drilling Profitably" - 4:29


Gilt Gold Scabs

The Getty Address | MySpace Video

Time Birthed Spilled Blood

The Getty Address | MySpace Video

Dirty Projectors - 2010 Tour Dates
Feb 19 - The Allen Room @ Lincoln Center New York City, New York
Feb 27 - Walt Disney Concert Hall Los Angeles, California
Mar 3 - Montechristo Room Auckland, New Zealand
Mar 4 - San Francisco Bathhouse Wellington, New Zealand
Mar 6 - The Lost Weekend Brisbane, Australia
Mar 7 - Golden Plains Festival Meredith, Victoria
Mar 9 - The Hi Fi Melbourne, Australia
Mar 10 - The Metro Sydney, Australia
Mar 13 - The Rosemount Hotel Perth, Australia
Mar 16 - Shibuya Club Quattro Tokyo, Japan
Mar 26 - Big Ears Festival Knoxville, Tennessee
Apr 17 - Coachella Indio, CA



Comments (17)

when did tickets even go on sale for this show?

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2010 5:48 PM

The NYC show went on sale on November 1st

Posted by brooklynvegan | February 1, 2010 5:52 PM

thanks BV!

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2010 5:59 PM

i feel like they will do more of these shows, they did set up a website afterall

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2010 7:13 PM

damn the getty address is so good! cant wait for this.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2010 7:53 PM

go away!

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2010 8:10 PM

What a good idea...

Posted by Joga | February 1, 2010 8:46 PM

is drunkdriver opening.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2010 10:18 PM

man, what's with all these big arrangement indie bands playing these highfalutin venues on the upper west side? i get "atmosphere," but this shit is always ridiculously expensive and not rock and roll at all.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2010 12:02 AM

"man, what's with all these big arrangement indie bands playing these highfalutin venues on the upper west side"

Why try to define them as an "indie" band? They were only "indie" when they weren't very popular. Now they are more popular and less "indie" which is probably what they always wanted.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2010 12:07 AM

Can I get a refund?

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2010 12:08 AM

bout time! should be rad hearing an orchestra playing chopped up string samples.

Posted by sammy | February 2, 2010 1:12 AM

i think they confused indie with independently wealthy. honest mistake.

Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2010 8:09 AM

this is great, i hope there are more shows added for this...

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2010 8:16 AM


Posted by rr | March 18, 2010 8:28 AM

Oh, and what about those question marks on Sunday's text in the concert poster below? No, that isn't saving a spot for a Smiths reunion or U2 debut on the Coachella stage, it's the way that Yorke presents himself as a solo star, the marquee at his Orpheum concert had the same punctuational flourish.

Posted by منتديات | January 12, 2011 2:39 PM

i thought it was pretty amazing that these bands brought everyone to their feet in Carnegie Hall. Everyone was there with good vibes celebrating an amazing culture that embraces compassion and tolerance. I have no complaints other than the 2 hipsters behind me who had a comment about everything that was wrong with the venue. Why go?

Posted by Girls Games | May 11, 2011 7:16 AM

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