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""Sometimes - like tonight, this place is sold-out - I get in awe," Kelcey admits. Yet it's only when you delve into Local Natives' background, particularly their astonishing emergence over the last 12 months, that you can fully appreciate why they seem so unfamiliar with and bewildered by the overwhelming support they've encountered so far on the tour. "Last year we did a national tour [in the U.S.] with two other LA bands. We did shitty venues, drawing in 10-30 people a night."

It's no surprise then that the thought of a headline tour would have been originally daunting to them, let alone a headline tour on this side of the Atlantic (they've only visited the UK on one other occasion). This feeling still lingers, Andy declares ominously: "We don't know the venues. We don't know the cities. We don't even know if people are going to show up. I'm still really nervous about that." But their label and tour manager will tell them not to be: across the 12 cities they'll visit, sold-out crowds are set to become the norm for Local Natives." [LeedsMusicScene]

Local Natives already have two NYC shows at Bowery Ballroom set for May 6th and 7th. Both of those shows, part of their tour with Suckers, are sold out. The good news is they added another NYC show. The bad news is it's not at Bowery Ballroom and not in May. Like Passion Pit & Tokyo Police Club, Local Natives will play a show at The Beach @ Governors Island this summer. Tickets for the Saturday, August 7th show go on AmEx presale at 11am. General sale starts Friday (4/9) at noon.

In Austin for SXSW, one of Local Natives' shows was BrooklynVegan/M For Montreal day party at the Galaxy Room on Saturday, March 20th. A second set of pictures (first ones are here), and a video from that show, continue below...

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Comments (19)

isn't governors island like 5K people??

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2010 10:59 AM

THe show is August 7th, not August 8th, and
keep in mind this is an afternoon show!

And get a load of the convenience fee - 45% added per ticket. Is that a new high?

Posted by texastab | April 7, 2010 11:11 AM

really liked this band when the album came out in Europe last year. then I saw a picture of them...

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2010 11:37 AM

What is the capacity of Governors Island? Anyone know?

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2010 11:46 AM

How the hell did this band get so big so fast? These guys are not worth the time of 5,000 people. Gross.

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2010 12:27 PM

12:27- Best New Music + sheep(Talking Heads cover)/haircuts

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2010 12:35 PM

they got big because they're album is awesome you douche

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2010 12:41 PM

They add a BS fee for the ferry and then call it free

Nice bait and switch

No way that I'm taking the trip out there.

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2010 1:26 PM

^^^ and moustaches!

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2010 1:51 PM

get a razor

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2010 1:52 PM

Cause indie fans are lemmings. It's not rocket science when it comes to herding sheep.

Posted by I can see for Miles Davis | April 7, 2010 2:02 PM

best live band i saw at cmj

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2010 10:03 PM

great live, great debut album, awful haircuts... but the fact that you dbags actually give a sh*t about that is amazing

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2010 2:58 PM

The capacity there is 3,000 at the Beach where they're playing. There are two other spots on the island that I believe are 7,000 and 12,000 or something.

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2010 1:50 PM

So, I have tickets at will call, but need the ticket to get onto the concert ferry...quite the conundrum!

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2010 12:28 PM

Predictions - better or worse than the Bowery shows tonight?

Posted by GW | August 7, 2010 12:55 PM

my tickets say 6pm but their website says 2pm?? can anyone clarify for me?

Posted by Tanya | August 7, 2010 1:19 PM

Incredible talent. Amazing venue. The performance displayed there was nothing short of perfection with Local Natives headlining, putting their unique harmonies and ability to synch with one another out on display for a select crowd. You will never see these guys for less than the 15 bucks a ticket again, and if you do the venue will certainly not live up to the sterling reputation of Governor's Island. Quite the experience.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2010 4:18 PM

Siamese Dream and Mellon Collie were really good albums. Got them when they came out, still throw them on at times and think they're great. It saddens me when I hear bands from that era when I was a teenager and hear their new stuff and it's so clear how they've lost it, they sound desperate to recapture a sound/magic that they haven't had in 15 years (holy shit).... And then I realize that is not unlike a lot of us.

Posted by منتديات | January 22, 2011 8:34 AM

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