Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on December 3, 2010

photos by Dominick Mastrangelo

The Walkmen

Crisp pressed shirts, khakis, sport coats, and bulging neck veins (due to vocal exertion) were the order of the evening at Terminal 5 last night (12/2), as The Walkmen headlined the NYC venue.

"The Walkmen deftly tore through a set with singer Hamilton Leithauser playing up the frontman role to a tee. His voice was absolutely fantastic and there are few vocal performances that I've seen in recent memory that had me as captivated. Songs like "Canadian Girl" and Lisbon cut "While I Shovel The Snow" were exquisite, and the set closing crowd favorite "The Rat" was very powerful. This was a set I did not want to end, but I can't say I was angry when it ended before midnight thanks to it being a weeknight. I would go see them again tonight if I could." [I Have 19 Voices]
School of Seven Bells and Tennis both opened the show.

The Walkmen play a "hometown show" of sorts tonight at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC (the band grew up in the area before moving to NYC), and then call it a day with respect to shows for 2010. The new year means a new batch of dates though. In January Hamilton will belt it out at various venues in the Southeast before heading overseas to bless the UK. All dates are below.

Denver's Tennis, who will join The Walkmen again in DC, headlined Mercury Lounge the night before Terminal 5. All of their dates are below too.

School of Seven Bells (now a duo, Alejandra Deheza and Benjamin Curtis) will hit the road for a string of dates with Interpol in the new year. And though they are not currently scheduled to open for Interpol at Radio City, no openers have been announced for the NYC show yet, and SoSB do open the shows right before and after that one (so maybe they'll get added?).

All dates and more pictures, and videos from Terminal 5, with the Walkmen's setlist, below...

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The Walkmen - Torch Song (part), Terminal 5, NYC 12/2/10

The Walkmen Live @ Terminal 5 NYC 12-02-2010 "The Rat"

The Walkmen - Thinking Of A Dream I Had, Terminal 5, NYC 12/2/10

The Walkmen Live @ Terminal 5 NYC 12-02-2010 "Woe Is Me"

The Walkmen Live @ Terminal 5 NYC 12-02-2010 "We've Been Had"

THE WALKMEN Setlist 12/2 Terminal 5
While I Shovel Snow
In The New Year
Angela Surf City
Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone
Blue As Your Blood
Stranded
On The Water
Victory
Canadian Girl
All Hands And The Cook
Woe Is Me
Lisbon
Thinking Of A Dream I Had
Juveniles
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The Rat
We've Been Had


TENNIS - 2010-2011 TOUR DATES
Dec 3 9:30 Club w/ The Walkmen Washington, DC
Dec 5 KUNG FU NECKTIE philly, Pennsylvan
Dec 6 Middle East Cambridge, MA
Dec 7 Casa del Popolo Montréal, QC, CANADA
Dec 8 The Drake Toronto, ON, CANADA
Dec 10 Schubas Chicago, Illinois
Dec 11 MOJO's Columbia, Missouri
Jan 7 The Lexington London, UNITED KINGDOM
Jan 8 Paradiso Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
Jan 10 Emporium Galorium Rouen, FRANCE
Jan 11 Les Bouffes Du Nord PARIS, FRANCE
Jan 13 ISC Club Berne, SWITZERLAND
Jan 14 Ampere Munich, GERMANY
Jan 15 Bang Bang Berlin, GERMANY
Jan 16 Beatlemania Hamberg, GERMANY
Jan 18 White Heat London, UNITED KINGDOM
Jan 19 Cockpit Room 3 Leeds, UNITED KINGDOM
Jan 20 The Captain's Rest Glasgow, UNITED KINGDOM
Jan 21 The Deaf institute Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM
Jan 27 Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 28 Neurolux - Boise, ID
Jan 29 Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR
Jan 31 Media Club - Vancouver, BC
Feb 01 The Crocodile - Seattle, WA #
Feb 03 Bottom of the Hill - San Francisco, CA #
Feb 04 The Echo - Los Angeles, CA #
Feb 05 Tin Can Ale House - San Diego, CA #
Feb 07 Hotel Congress - Tucson, AZ
Feb 08 Rhythm Room - Tempe, AZ
Feb 10 Hi Dive - Denver, CO
* = w/ The Walkmen
# = w/ Lord Huron

SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS - 2011 TOUR DATES
Jan 27 Orpheum (Supporting Interpol)Vancouver, BC
Jan 28 The Showbox SODO (Supporting Interpol)Seattle, WA
Jan 29 Roseland Theatre (Supporting Interpol)Portland, OR
Jan 31 Warfield Theatre (Supporting Interpol)San Francisco, CA
Feb 2 RIMAC Arena (Supporting Interpol)La Jolla, CA
Feb 4 UCSB Events Center (Supporting Interpol)Santa Barbara, CA
Feb 5 The Marquee (Supporting Interpol)Tempe, AZ
Feb 7 In the Venue (Supporting Interpol)Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 8 Boulder Theater (Supporting Interpol)Boulder, CO
Feb 9 The Slowdown (Supporting Interpol)Omaha, Nebraska
Feb 11 The Pageant (Supporting Interpool)St. Louis, MO
Feb 12 Riviera Theatre (Supporting Interpol)Chicago, IL
Feb 13 Newport Music Hall (Supporting Interpol)Columbus, Ohio
Feb 15 The Sound Academy (Supporting Interpol)Toronto, ON, CANADA
Feb 16 Metropolis (Supporting Interpool)Montreal, QC, CANADA
Feb 19 House of Blues (Supporting Interpol)Boston, MA

THE WALKMEN - 2010-2011 TOUR DATES
Dec 3 9:30 Club (SOLD OUT) Washington, DC
Jan 12 Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC
Jan 13 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
Jan 14 Grey Eagle Asheville, NC
Jan 15 Exit/In Nashville, TN
Jan 19 Oran Mor Glasgow, United Kingdom
Jan 20 Central Methodist Hall Manchester, NA, UNITED KINGDOM
Jan 21 Trinity Bristol, UNITED KINGDOM
Jan 22 Academy 2 Oxford, -, UNITED KINGDOM
Jan 23 Glee Club Birmingham, -, UNITED KINGDOM
Jan 25 O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire London, -, UNITED KINGDOM
Jan 26 Concorde 2 Brighton, London, UNITED KINGDOM
Mar 2 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, Louisiana
Mar 3 Fitzgeralds Houston, Texas
Mar 4 Stubb's Bar-B-Q Austin, TX
Mar 5 Granada Theater Dallas, TX

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Comments (20)

Great show by The Walkmen!

Unfortunately, the sound was patchy for the openers. Most notable School of Seven Bells who rely so much on the soft vocals.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2010 3:28 PM

This band is still around?!?

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2010 3:31 PM

Who?

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2010 3:35 PM

For some great Walkmen and proto Walkmen via The Recoys from as early as 2004, be sure to check out the live songs and video here:


http://www.thesoundofindie.com/tag/the-walkmen/

Posted by vabid | December 3, 2010 3:43 PM

that's not torch song.. that's thinking of a dream i had

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2010 3:47 PM

rather, 'in the new year'

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2010 3:48 PM

Sucks they don't do little house of savages anymore. That's my favorite Walkmen song.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2010 3:49 PM

anyone know how to find out when each band is scheduled to play at the venues as opposed to finding out when you get there? got there at the end of SoSB's set and it was only a little after 9 - other times i get to a show and the main band doesn't come on until 11 - there's got to be a better way for those of us who can't get to shows when doors open :(

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2010 3:50 PM

Looked like an amazing show! Fantastic photos!!!
What camera do you use?

Posted by Teddy | December 3, 2010 3:51 PM

3:50 BRO CALL DA BOX OFFICE DUDE!!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2010 3:59 PM

WalkBros

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2010 4:52 PM

Secret School of Seven Machines to open at Radio City?

Hey, it could happen...

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2010 5:20 PM

@3:59 - what makes you think i'm a dude!! didn't know you could call the box office otherwise i would have done that already...chill

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2010 6:21 PM

That last shot is so cool!

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2010 12:28 AM

WM are always good live.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2010 2:23 AM

fantastic show. venue is quite manageable when it's not packed to the gills.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2010 9:58 AM

i knew 3:50 was a woman because there's no way a man is stupid enough to not know to call the box office.

hope you're easy on the eyes because i'ts obvious no man will want you for your intelligence level.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2010 10:43 AM

@10:43am - you are a sad little boy - no need for insults dude!

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2010 1:41 PM

@10:43 Oh. He's probably not like that in real life. It's just on the internet.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2010 2:29 PM

haha 5:20 I'd go just for that

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2010 5:46 PM

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