Posted in music on July 8, 2010

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1.) What is the cost and how do the tickets / hotel rooms work?

The cost of the show starts at $199 for a three-night pass plus an additional $99 per night to stay at the Palms. You can have up to 4 people in one room and the option to purchase up to 4 tickets. After the initial swathe of tickets is sold out, the cost of the show goes up to $225 for a three night pass. You must buy hotel rooms with these tickets - sorry if that seems extreme, but it's how we were able to make this work economically with this lineup of bands in an intimate venue. We negotiated this rate for you and it's a good one. There will be all-night events going on at Palms, and the concept is for a familial event with label staff, artists and fans all mingling and staying at the same site.

VIP tickets are available for $399. These tickets (21+ only) will get you:

- Reserved Seating at the Pearl (AT THE FRONT)
- Access to Opening Party on Friday with open bar with staff and bands
- Priority access into afterparty shows
- Priority access into sky villa parties
- More TBA

For Las Vegas residents, there will be 100 tickets available for $199 at the two Zia Records locations in Las Vegas, for locals. These do not require purchase of hotel rooms. Tickets will be awarded via lottery at both locations, so please, don't attempt to camp out at either store early that morning or the night before.

In response to demand, we are also offering a limited number of a la carte passes for $250 for those who choose not to stay at the Palms. These will be available Friday, July 9th with a 2 ticket limit via the Ticketfly site only.

Once the a la carte passes and the local tickets at Zia are sold out, ALL TICKETS WILL REQUIRE THE PURCHASE OF A HOTEL ROOM.

2.) Will there be an installment plan to buy tickets?

Yes. Details will be available on the Ticketfly site. (The installment plan does not apply to the Zia tickets.)

3.) Can I purchase multiple hotel rooms at the time I purchase the tickets?

Yes.

4.) Can I purchase a ticket without a hotel room if I'm staying in someone else's room?

No. The only tickets without rooms are the Zia tickets and the limited $250 a la carte passes. Sorry, but that was the only way we could make this work. [FAQ for Matador at 21: The Lost Weekend]

"Remember, tickets go on sale this Friday at 9 AM Pacific via ticketfly.com, and at the two Zia Records locations in Las Vegas at 10 AM Pacific."

In related news, and as you may have read yesterday in the comments...,

GUIDED BY VOICES WILL PLAY MORE DATES

"I initially told them, 'No, we don't play Vegas,' " [Pollard] said with a chuckle. "They came back and offered us more money, so I told them I'd see what the other guys said. It took some time to track Kevin down, but they all wanted to do it."

Although no dates are confirmed, GBV will follow that reunion show with some United States dates. This will be Pollard's first tour since the Boston Spaceships outing in 2008 and the first GBV shows since disbanding in 2004.

"I'm not sure this will end after this particular tour," he said. "But after this has run its course, that's the end for Guided by Voices. My justification for even doing it was, we're old, but we're not completely feeble yet. We can still do it a little bit, so we better do this before that happens." [Dayton Daily News]

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Comments (38)

"indie record label"

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2010 4:43 PM

Guesses for a venue around here - I really hope it isn't T5. That would be dreadful... Hopefully Todd at Maxwell's will renew his relationship with GBV...

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2010 4:46 PM

"douchebag"

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2010 4:46 PM

My guesses, numbered from most likely to least likely:

1. Wellmont
2. Multiple nights at Bowery and MHOW
3. Roseland
4. T5
5. Hammerstein

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2010 4:58 PM

"lives at home because he can't afford to move in with his girlfriend"

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2010 5:01 PM

MATADOR SOLD OUT TO THE PALMS!

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2010 5:12 PM

Remember when they played so often they stopped selling out Irving Plaza. Such fun shows?

Posted by JAE | July 8, 2010 5:19 PM

God damn I wanna go to this so bad!

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2010 5:20 PM

Mitch Fuckin' Mitchell !!

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2010 5:21 PM

It will definitely be at Roseland or Terminal 5 sorry to say

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2010 5:24 PM

holy crap I HAVE HEARD OF THIS BAND!

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2010 5:25 PM

2 nights at Webster Hall I predict...

GBV rulez!...the real GBV.... not the lame revolving cast of hanger-on players (minus Gillard) of the early '00's

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2010 5:30 PM

i was there in 94, with them opening for pavement at roseland...but i think ill appreciate this a lot more in 2010.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2010 5:36 PM

I saw GBV in Cleveland in 2001 and they didn't even sell out the Beachland Ballroom.

Posted by JT | July 8, 2010 6:47 PM

God, this band toured so much back in the day. Still pissed I did not see them when they played Maxwell's. Saw them at Trenton (ex city gardens?) and they had to pull Pollard off stage - I blacked out the same night too! Glad I drove out to Cleveland to see them in 2004 - Tobin is the man!

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2010 7:57 PM

Nice video. I was at this show in '96 at Canal Street in Dayton, but was suck in the entry because I was only 16. Can't wait for thr tour.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2010 8:58 PM

Saw GBV in a gallery on lower Broadway in the early 90's. Sonic Youth played the same series. Also saw GBV around that time at Under Acme on Great Jones St.

Posted by drewo | July 8, 2010 9:05 PM

robert pollard was my 4th grade teacher. we used to smoke cigarettes together after school. i helped him write the bulk of the material on "propeller."

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2010 10:43 PM

^^
who fuckin cares drewo? NOBODY!

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2010 10:43 PM

I was mostly just playing with my wiener and eating sugar in the early nineties.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2010 11:01 PM

@11:01...stop emabarrasing me DAD!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2010 8:26 AM

"..but then they offered us more money."

classy!

Posted by Holden | July 9, 2010 8:44 AM

It is almost always about the money. I would probably do the same exact thing in his situation.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2010 9:23 AM

it's def T5.

Posted by jan jansson | July 9, 2010 9:56 AM

I am going to enjoy the fact that many of the people that hate T5 with a passion will go when GBV announces their only NYC show is there...sweet revenge indeed!

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2010 10:11 AM

Guided By Voices at ATP please!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2010 11:02 AM

Bob Pollard is a fucking genius

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2010 11:35 AM

I saw an ad for a GBV show in the Village Voice back in 96. It was printed in Black and White.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2010 11:38 AM

@10:11...Why do people hate T5? (Clearly, I'm not from NYC)

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2010 11:40 AM

People hate T5 because it is an industrial looking space but what most don't realize if you get a spot up front or on the balconies the sitelines and sound is decent and thus it is not that bad a place. If you do get there late then you are stuck in the back with poor sound and sitelines..

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2010 11:50 AM

This band would tour every fucking day - they barely sold out the Bowery back in the day

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2010 4:08 PM

@4:08...They pretty much started lo-fi indie rock. I guess Bob could have sold out to sell out larger venues, but he didn't want to jump through the hoops that record companies set up for indie bands (like The Strokes did, who, by the way, probably wouldn't be anywhere if Julian hadn't thrown a demo tape on stage at a GBV show which Pollard liked and gave to the guys at Matador.) Don't get me wrong though...I'd sell out too.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2010 6:37 PM

^^ wow dude, you got that Strokes story really wrong...

"Pollard liked and gave to the guys at Matador"

never happened

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2010 6:51 PM

"they barely sold out the Bowery back in the day"

they sold out multiple night at Irving Plaza at their peak, but would play the Bowery from time to time and they were always sold out.

And yes, this outing is for the money, why wouldn't it be?? Tobin Sprout is in his late 50's for crying out loud

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2010 6:53 PM

@6:51...That's Bob's story. Also Julian's story. He sights GBV as a huge influence. What makes you so sure it never happened?

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2010 7:15 PM

@6:51...my bad, it was Doug Gillard (GBV guitarist) who was handed the CD at a GBV gig at either Bowery or Irving Plaza (he can't remember.)
Check it out:
http://www.lostatsea.net/feature.phtml?fid=1371567494446650f7431c

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2010 7:26 PM

10:43pm - the gallery in lower Manhattan was the Threadwaxing Space - show in June '94.
http://www.gbvdb.com/album.asp?albumid=1451

Posted by drewo | July 9, 2010 8:42 PM

i hate T5 but would gladly trek out there if I knew I was going to see Uncle Bob and Tobin play live

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2010 10:47 PM

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