Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on February 22, 2010

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"People don't mean any harm,'' the Antlers singer said from Brooklyn in a recent phone interview. "But they'll ask, 'Is the song 'Bear' about abortion?' before they even say hello. Whoa, what? It's like going up to a stranger and asking how their mom died. I don't know how I feel about it.''

But you can't blame fans for feeling close enough to the heartbroken narrator of the band's breakout record, "Hospice,'' to ask for details. The lo-fi concept album, centered on a terminally ill patient and her caregiver, is intimate and haunting. The 10 tracks deal with loss, death, guilt, and even Sylvia Plath ("Sylvia, get your head out of the oven / Go back to screaming and cursing, remind me again how everyone betrayed you.'') The stuff of nightmares, really.

"Hospice,'' self-released by Silberman last March, garnered serious buzz and ended up on several best-of-2009 lists. Venerable indie label Frenchkiss Records re-released the album in August. The Antlers headlined a sold-out show at the Bowery Ballroom in December and are on a tour with Editors.... [Boston Globe]

That tour brought the two bands to Terminal 5 on Friday night (2/19). Pictures and setlists from that show are in this post. Editors were supporting their new album, out now in the U.S. on the Fader label. The tour ended last night (2/21) at 9:30 Club in DC. The tour started right after The Antlers played BAM with Ra Ra Riot which wasn't long after the Antlers played a Haiti benefit at City Winery with Patti Smith.

Coming up for The Antlers: a tour of Europe, a headlining tour with Phantogram, an opening slot on The National's upcoming dates (including Radio City Music Hall, but not Prospect Park), and... the BrooklynVegan day show at Club DeVille in Austin on Friday, March 19th with Lucero and more bands TBA. They then play the Frenchkiss & Mom+Pop official SXSW showcase at Galaxy Room (formerly Radio Room & Borboun Rocks) that same night (with Freelance Whales, Local Natives, An Horse, Suckers, and Les Savy Fav).

All dates and more pictures below...

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The Antlers - Bear

The Antlers - 2010 European Tour Dates
Mar 2 - Scopitone Club Paris
Mar 3 - Union Chapel - SOLD OUT! London
Mar 4 - Jericho Tavern Oxford
Mar 5 - Hanbury Ballrooms Brighton
Mar 6 - AB Brussels
Mar 8 - Bang Bang Club Berlin
Mar 9 - Prinzen Bar Hamburg
Mar 10 - Jazz House - SOLD OUT! Copenhagen
Mar 12 - Debaser Malmo
Mar 13 - Debaser Stockholm
Mar 14 - Landmark Bergen
Mar 15 - Bla Oslo

The Antlers - North American 2010 Tour Dates
Fri-Mar-19 -Austin, TX - BrooklynVegan Day Party @ Club DeVille
Fri-Mar-19 -Austin, TX - Frenchkiss SXSW Showcase @ Galaxy Room
Fri-Apr-16 - Columbus, OH - The Basement +
Sat-Apr-17 - Urbana, IL - Canopy Club +
Sun-Apr-18 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon +
Tue-Apr-20 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theatre +
Wed-Apr-21 - Iowa City, IA - The Blue Moose +
Thu-Apr-22 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall +
Fri-Apr-23 - Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig +
Wed-Apr-28 - San Diego, CA - Casbah +
Fri-Apr-30 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour +
Sat-May-01 - San Francisco, CA - Independent +
Mon-May-03 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge +
Tue-May-04 - Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore Cabaret +
Wed-May-05 - Seattle, WA - Neumo's +
Wed-Jun-02 - Boston, MA - House of Blues *
Thu-Jun-03 - Boston, MA - House of Blues *
Fri-Jun-04 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory *
Sat-Jun-05 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory *
Sun-Jun-06 - Washington, DC - Constitution Hall *
Tue-Jun-08 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall *
Wed-Jun-09 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall *
Wed-Jun-16 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall *
+ w/ Phantogram
* w/ The National

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The National - all 2010 Tour Dates

March

* 28 Big Ears Festival, Tennessee

April

* 21 Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles
* 22 The National, Richmond
* 23 The National, Richmond
* 26 Fox Oakland Theatre, Oakland

May

* 03 House Of Blues (Boston), Boston
* 04 Electric Factory, Philadelphia
* 06 Royal Albert Hall, London
* 07 Le Zenith, Paris
* 09 Astra, Berlin
* 09 Massey Hall, Toronto
* 22 Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles
* 23 Spreckels Theater, San Diego
* 27 Fox Oakland Theatre, Oakland

June

* 02 House Of Blues (Boston), Boston
* 05 Electric Factory, Philadelphia
* 06 Dar Constitution Hall, DC
* 08 Massey Hall, Toronto
* 16 Radio City Music Hall, New York

July

* 27 Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn

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Comments (22)

The Antlers are also playing Scala, London, May 19
http://www.scala-london.co.uk/scala/event.php?id=1281

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2010 2:41 PM

The Antlers should play more NYC shows.

No but seriously a free summer show would be nice.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2010 2:53 PM

So nice to see a great band getting some well-deserved attention. To some, it may appear as though they've come out of nowhere and gotten huge suspiciously fast, but the fact is the Hospice is a powerful, unironic piece of music.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2010 2:54 PM

The Dig sound and look like some kind of indie-rock cover band... which isn't such a bad thing, if you think about it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2010 2:56 PM

Well said, 2:54. also the most unpretentious band ever... Pete is such a sweet, modest guy. It's been great seeing such a worthy band get so big so fast.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2010 2:57 PM

"The Dig sound and look like some kind of indie-rock cover band... which isn't such a bad thing, if you think about it."

they're not reinventing the wheel but their songs are really fucking good.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2010 3:03 PM

Editors were great but the encore was shorter than most their other shows on tour.. Wonder if the Cerfew came into play?? They didn't do Walked the Fleet Road which was played at almost all other shows...Anyway sound was decent where I was standing and it was a great show!

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2010 3:06 PM

review of Editors/Antlers/Dig at Terminal 5 ... www.officiallyayuppie.com

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2010 3:17 PM

Solid show - Editors did a great job of mixing their better older stuff with the last album. Hopefully the next album will be a step forward.

Posted by GW | February 22, 2010 3:50 PM

I love that there is a curfew...

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2010 4:00 PM

both the antlers and editors were great.

just that the antlers did it in four songs and editors needed about 18.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2010 4:09 PM

I thought the song Bear was about bears. Or maybe big dogs that look like bears from far away.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2010 4:47 PM

antlers are pretty good. not into the editors.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2010 4:48 PM

The Editors are old news and on their way out. Their three albums got ratings from Pitchfork of 6.0, 4.9, and 3.7! And this band is headlining? They should have been opening for The Antlers, who were absolutely amazing!!! And The Editors should have been grateful for the chance!

Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2010 5:42 PM

I was not immpressed with the Antlers..the music was ok but I didn't dig the singer. Editors rough the house down though. To 5:42..do you really base on who should healine by Pitchfork reviews? Tell me you are not serious!

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2010 6:23 PM

I mean brought the house down!

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2010 6:23 PM

To: 6:23; No, not at all. But for my tastes, Pitchfork generally provides a decent review. And a rating of 3.7 is pitiful, one of the very lowest I've seen, especially for a headlining band. I saw their show at T5, and their music is very 1980's and sounds tired and uninventive. Their new album is especially poor. So in my mind, there are hundreds of better bands out there who offer music much newer and far more exciting than the Editors.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2010 8:37 PM

The Dig were sooo good! I think they stole the show!

Posted by Sarah | February 22, 2010 10:31 PM

The Antlers album is amazingly beautiful. I can't wait to see them at SXSW! On that note, I really dig the Editors last album. Pitchfork can be right on, but sometimes they can be off the mark.

Posted by Alison | February 23, 2010 1:59 AM

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Posted by school internet filters-47 | February 23, 2010 5:34 AM

Awesome line-up! Editors are simply amazing live. Love them!

Posted by Living Life On A Shoestring | February 23, 2010 7:48 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 2:57 PM

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