photos by Peter Applebaum
The Walkmen in Camden, July 2010
"Lisbon, the fifth album by critically acclaimed band The Walkmen, is due September 14 with iTunes pre-orders beginning August 10. The album's first single "Angela Surf City" is currently available via iTunes. This summer and fall the band will embark on a nationwide tour in support of the record including newly announced stops in Montreal (October 8) and Chicago (October 13).As that blurb points out, you can catch the Walkmen twice tonight - first when they open for Grizzly Bear on Governors Island (the sold out show that Gang Gang Dance is also opening) (update: day-of-show tickets were just released), and second on Fallon on your TV.
The band will also be appearing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on August 12, the same day they perform in New York City at Governors Island with Grizzly Bear. Additionally, they [were] on WNYC FM's Soundcheck on August 10 at 2:30pm EDT;
Lisbon was recorded over a two-year period in warehouses on Girard Ave. in Philadelphia and on the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn." [PR]
The Walkmen's recent appearances included the WNYC thing and Camden's XPoNential Music Festival in July. The pictures in this post are from the latter. More of them, along with a stream of the WNYC appearance (which includes new songs), updated tour dates (many with Japandroids), and info on how to take the ferry to Governors Island tonight (8/12), below...
The Walkmen: Live on Soundcheck Tuesday, August 10, 2010
GOVERNORS ISLAND FERRY INFO
Thursday, August 12, 2010---
Grizzly Bear with The Walkmen and Gang Gang Dance
Governors Island ferries will begin running from The Battery Maritime Building ONLY, 10 South Street, beginning at 6:00 pm.
This show is sold out. Will call will occur on the island at the venue main entrance.
Show time is 8:00PM.
Note: There is no ferry service from Brooklyn tonight.
The Walkmen - 2010 Tour Dates
August 12 Governors Island New York, NY*
September 8 The Showbox Seattle, WA†
September 9-10 Melkin Bowl Vancouver, BC‡
September 11 WOW Hall Eugene, OR†
September 12 Music Fest NW Portland, OR‡
September 14 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA§
September 15 Music Box @ Fonda Los Angeles, CA§
September 17 Clubhouse Phoenix, AZ§
September 18 Belly Up San Diego, CA§
September 19 Neon Reverb Festival @ Beauty Bar Las Vegas, NV
October 7 Royale Boston, MA#
October 8 Cabaret Jouste Pour Rire Montreal, QC#
October 9 Opera House Toronto, ON#
October 10 Magic Stick Detroit, MI#
October 12 The Vogue Indianapolis, IN#
October 13 The Metro Chicago, IL§
October 14 Barrymore Theatre Madison, WI§
October 16 Waiting Room Omaha, NE§
October 18 Fox Theatre Boulder, CO§
October 19 Bottleneck Lawrence, KS§
October 20 Off Broadway St. Louis, MO§
October 21 Zanzibar Louisville, KY§
October 22 Mr. Smalls Theatre Pittsburgh, PA§
October 23 The Trocadero Philadelphia, PA§
* supporting Grizzly Bear
† with Helio Sequence
‡ supporting The National
§ with Japandroids
# with AA Bondy