Posted in music | tour dates on February 8, 2011

James Blake

On around February 2nd James Blake's "James Blake" went from having a February 7th UK release date with no U.S. release in sight to getting Universal as its U.S. label and a February 8th U.S. digital release date just like that. February 8th is today, so that means the album is out there and here, though iTunes only mentions the UK label but it looks like you can in fact buy it.

And now, hopefully all the haters who didn't see the "purpose" of the last James Blake post (album review included) will be ok with this one because this post points out that James Blake (not the tennis player) will in fact play a NYC show, his first U.S. show, at Music Hall of Williamsburg on March 14th, right before he heads off to Austin for SXSW for at least four more performances. Tickets for the Brooklyn gig go on sale Saturday at noon (and there will be a presale announced - stay tuned). The full list of SXSW shows is below...

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James Blake - 2011 Tour Dates
MAR 14 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, New York, US
MAR 16 Stubb's Austin, TX, . , US
MAR 17 Central Presbyterian Church Austin, TX
MAR 18 French Legation Austin, TX
MAR 19 Fader Fort Austin, Texas

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Comments (32)

Boring. But it'll be sold out cause people eat shit like this up.

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2011 5:58 PM

i cant imagine how boring his live show will be.

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2011 6:00 PM

Sign me up!

Posted by Funk Master Sex | February 8, 2011 6:00 PM

hopefully he did more practicing than The xx did before they made their live debut

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2011 6:01 PM

snooz city

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2011 6:06 PM

funny he is no longer on the SXSW schedule but then that is worse than ever this year.

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2011 6:47 PM

Hey BV, don't you mean Fiat Fort?

Posted by nonermouse | February 8, 2011 8:04 PM

oh, i see. it's still the fader fort. Just not Levi's fader.

Posted by nonermouse | February 8, 2011 8:05 PM

I was the person who wrote the "What was the purpose of this post?" comment and I still don't see a purpose to any post about James Blake because he is so fucking boring and I can't stand this dumb lo-fi R&B experimental trend.

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2011 8:49 PM

i though the james blake record was cool. lol

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2011 9:06 PM

I thought James Blake was black....

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2011 9:14 PM

Would rather watch the other James Blake play tennis and I don't even like tennis.....the sport and especially the band!

tennis > Tennis

athlete Blake > boring Blake

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2011 10:05 PM

Hummus with Tahini > hummus with lemon

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2011 11:07 PM

Thank you to all the losers for enlightening us with their hate.

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2011 11:15 PM

He's no James Blunt.

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2011 11:50 PM

hummus with lemon > Hummus with Tahini

Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2011 12:33 AM

too bad that James Blake has more talent than that cocksucker James Murphy.

Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2011 12:50 AM

hipsters love to hate

Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2011 2:37 AM

Ol' Jimmy Blake been down on the farm mashin up them there chickpeas last few moons eh?

Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2011 3:52 AM

atlantic/pacific

Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2011 8:14 AM

I have a theory that every person who writes negative comments about bands/people on Brooklyn Vegan is in some band that cannot break through and get a crowd, try as they might.
Even if that's not true it makes reading things like @8;49 PM's post more bearable. Although in the case of @8:49, I can guarantee you that person is in a band just by that one post...

Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2011 9:28 AM

lo-fi r&b trend? have you listened to 15 seconds of this album? lo-fi?

Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2011 12:37 PM

I would have listened to it but I was waiting in line for LCD tickets

Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2011 12:50 PM

this IS snooze city...its the same reason why people hate Big Troubles and Widows Peak...these bands just get hyped by PR people, but they have NO fan base

Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2011 1:41 PM

Reconsidered from the other artistic end, however, the implication is that maybe this is the decade where singer-songwriters-- longtime wastrels of pianos and six-strings with three chords-- finally get interesting, manipulating their pretty little voices and best love songs for something more than plain ballads and pleas.

Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2011 1:59 PM

He will make the XX look like a high school talent show.

This guy brings it live.

Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2011 2:29 PM

Boring. But it'll be sold out cause people eat shit like this up.

i cant imagine how boring his live show will be.
^^
I heard from reliable sources that you are both very wrong.

Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2011 3:50 PM

9:28 AM is spot on.

Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2011 8:24 PM

i like to read the comments so i can find out what i'm supposed to listen to.

please tell me! i eagerly await your recommendations!

thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanks!

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2011 9:16 AM

James Blake is also guesting with Darkstar on March 12

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2011 12:09 PM

This guy Blake makes broccoli seem like ice cream.

Posted by Shook | February 13, 2011 12:14 AM

Too bad. All NYC tickets bought up in 15 minutes by the usual craigslist predatory
scalpers. Shame on you Bowery Ballroom
and Poisson Rouge for letting it happen.
F#ck you Stubhub. In NYC even the hipsters are predator yuppies.

Posted by opsysbug | March 12, 2011 5:00 PM

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