Posted in music | tour dates on July 6, 2010

Devendra Banhart

Devendra Banhart's What Will We Be came out in October 2009. He played a pair of NYC shows and jammed with Yo Gabba Gabba around that time. He's back in NYC for a show with his band the Grogs on Thursday, August 19th at Terminal 5. Tickets go on sale Friday at noon.

He has other dates scheduled for this summer too. Those include Europe in July, a few other US dates in August and shows in the South in October.

One place he won't be playing is...Arizona. Just kidding, it's Israel. A few weeks ago he canceled a show scheduled for mid-June in Tel Aviv (and not because of his recent skateboarding accident). His note about that, a stream of the remix he recently did for Liars, the newish video for "Babies", and all tour dates are below...


Liars - The Overachievers (remix by Devendra Banhart)

Israel show canceled

We love the land and people of Israel, and have been looking forward to our third show there with unimaginable anticipation. Unfortunately, we tried to make it clear that we were coming to share a human and not a political message but it seems that we are being used to support views that are not our own. We will be overjoyed to return to Israel on the day that our presence is perceived and reported on as a cultural event and not a political one. We truly hope that day comes soon.



Devendra Banhart ~ Baby from Ron Winter on Vimeo.

Devendra Banhart - 2010 Tour Dates
Jul 08 Optimus Alive Lisbon, Portugal
Jul 09 Vigo Transforma Vigo, Spain
Jul 13 Kaufleuten Zurich, Switzerland
Jul 14 Villa Arconati Festival Milanam, Italy
Jul 16 Musilac Festival aix Les Bains, France
Jul 18 Dour Festival Dour, Belgium
Aug 14 -w- MGMT @ Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD
Aug 16 The Norva Norfolk, VA
Aug 17 The National Richmond, VA
Aug 19 Terminal 5 New York, NY
Oct 04 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
Oct 08 Warehouse Studio Houston, TX
Oct 09 Palladium Showroom Dallas, TX
Oct 10 Austin City Limits Austin, TX



Comments (33)

Who's Davendra Banhart? Is he related to Sandra Bernhard?

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2010 3:42 PM

so fake and annoying

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2010 3:43 PM

will be tough to regain the respect of his israeli fans.
$60 USD per ticket, 2 back-to-back sold out shows at a place about the size of webster hall.
confirming weekly that he will absolutely not cancel like other performers have, then canceling less than 48 hours before the show. pretty lame.

*awaits irrelevant 'fuck israel anyway' type responses*

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2010 3:44 PM

Another performer who will jump on the trendy bandwagon of canceling a show in Israel but has not:

Canceled shows in California to protest the repeal of Prop 8
Canceled shows in NYC when we had the Rockefeller drug laws
Canceled shows in Arizona to protest the immigration laws
Boycotted the US market altogether when a falsely elected leader lied and brought us into a fabricated war.

It is ok to stand up for your beliefs, but it seems like people suddenly find it much easier to be political when it is a less important touring market......

Posted by noamjamski | July 6, 2010 3:51 PM

Banhart = kinda like a big deal

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2010 3:56 PM

This guy...

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2010 3:57 PM

I guess people are jealous that he made those sunglasses look cooler than anyone in the burg can

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2010 4:10 PM

If Devendra Banhart cancels a show and nobody cares... is it really canceled?

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2010 4:20 PM

you made it political you fool. what an ass.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2010 4:36 PM

again, this guy....

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2010 4:41 PM

lol @ 4:20 (naturally)

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2010 4:49 PM

Another musician shows their true colors. And it's a shade of douche.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2010 4:54 PM

"We will be overjoyed to return to Israel on the day that our presence is perceived and reported on as a cultural event and not a political one."

totally agreed.
It wouldve been had he not opened his mouth and just played some music. thats what musicians do (however, important note: mouth-opening is definitely allowed during/in between songs*)

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2010 5:11 PM

why is there a butt-plug/colon dance party scene in the 'baby' video?

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2010 5:18 PM


Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2010 5:24 PM

who is this guy and will anyone outside of Israel care?

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2010 5:35 PM

What most of the people on here don't seem to realize is that the government of Israel uses the performances of foreign artists to justify their policies, in Gaza, the West Bank,inside its own borders, and elsewhere. It is hard to play a larger-scale show without it being spun by the Israeli government as a foreign endorsement of what it does. This is why many big-name foreign acts have canceled shows in Israel lately. They are being used to justify a climate where dissent is discouraged and human-rights abuses are common-place. Most people aren't, and shouldn't, be okay with that.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2010 6:51 PM

Whether you think of Israel as a creepy theocracy or as an ethnicity-based separatist state, the place is worth boycotting even before you begin listing all their human rights abuses.

And yes, artists should boycott and make their feelings known and not just "shut up and play music." So cheers to this pretentious hipster douche.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2010 7:03 PM


Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2010 9:00 PM

I don't understand why anyone would cancel a show in isreal... Do you have any idea how good the hummus is there?

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2010 9:06 PM

mmm israeli hummus... most places overrated though.

hummus gan-eden in tel-aviv... organic homemade hummus owned and operated by darfur refugees who speak perfect hebrew. $4 for an enormous plate and endless pitas. yum.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2010 9:17 PM

is that his pussy?

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2010 10:39 PM

Just curious,

Is there any document someone can provide that shows the Israeli government, or the promoters of these shows trying to make these shows a political endorsement of Israel?

Devendra said they were, and Anon 6:51 said they were. I would like to see what they said.

I'm not pro-Israel by any means.

Posted by Uh | July 7, 2010 12:07 AM

don't play sun city!!! do any of you rich kids know what that means?? any of you birthright trippers??? not in my name motherfucker

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 7:59 AM

radical chic

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 10:56 AM

12:07 I call BS I would like to see an example too...

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 11:35 AM

6:51 and 7:03, that's too much thinking for most of these uniqlo wearing motherfuckers

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2010 3:13 AM

I know why he didn't play: becuase he's already here. There's an Israeli band called the Ramirez Brothers. Thier lead singer is a clone of this fooliard.

PS I'm in tel aviv right now and am proud to report: the hummus is dope.

Posted by Urban Grilling | July 19, 2010 3:24 AM

Israel deserves nothing.

Posted by Damie | July 30, 2010 9:51 AM

Devendra Banhart is to contemporary American folk-rock what Beck is to contemporary American pop-rock. Go listen to "Now that I know" (a typical Banhart song, by no means his best) for an example.

Posted by Jerry Garcia | August 3, 2010 11:19 AM

After canceling a November 16th performance at SUNY Purchase due to back problems, musician Dan Deacon has returned to full force. On Saturday, February 20th, the visiting alumnus played late into the night at the Stood Student Center [ed: pronounced "'st(y)ood"]. His set was jam-packed with the crowd participation he's well-known for. Turning the Stood into one massive dance party Deacon seemed at home among the current student body.

Posted by Wed | August 15, 2010 8:59 PM

Catherine Russell is a jazz and blues singer with a voice that is dusky, feminine and soulful. The daughter of Louis Armstrong's longtime musical director, Luis Russell, and outstanding bassist and

Posted by شات صوتي | August 17, 2010 4:43 AM

Wonderful post and the location is beautiful and elegant in design and information and everything>>> to Favorites
Amazing is an enormous understatement. One of the best electronic shows I've ever been to and I've seen well over a thousand concerts. I had no idea Vladislav Delay was as good a drummer & percussionist as he is- fabulous and he kept everything swinging with a very unique style of playing. If you missed this you missed out big time...

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