photos by Graeme Flegenheimer
TVOTR @ Stubb's (SPIN Party)
"Since TV On The Radio is preparing to drop Nine Types Of Light soon, I just assumed that its Spin party set would be heavy on new, untested material. And as the band slowly warmed up with a few free-jazz drones while Dave Sitek attached a giant set of wind chimes to the end of his guitar, those assumptions turned to worry that said new material was going to herald the beginning of the group's deathly dull "blue period" or something. But all fears were allayed by the crash of opening number "Young Liars," as TVOTR went all the way back to the beginning to remind fans why they'd been missed during their hiatus. Older numbers like "Staring At The Sun" got the benefit of the band's newly forged arena-rock assault, with the set never once waning in energy as it barreled through uptempo songs such as "Dancing Choose" and "Wolf Like Me." Tunde Adebimpe introduced new number "Repetition" by asking everyone whether they would dance if they played it: "But what if it's terrible?" he asked. No worries there. The group turned in easily the best set I've seen all week." [AV Club]Like OMD, TV on the Radio played Stubb's twice during SXSW. One was their official showcase at night, and one was the daytime SPIN party (Unlike at OMD's showcase though, equipment didn't fall on people at TVOTR). Some pictures from the SPIN party that both bands played are in this post.
Since Austin, TV on the Radio (whose new album is now up for pre-order) have announced who will be opening for them on their upcoming tour. It varies by date. Some shows have Lissie Trullie, others get Glasser, some are with Celebration, and the Radio City show will be opened by Light Asylum.... who play Glasslands in Brooklyn with Banjo or Freakout tonight (3/25). Radio City tickets are still on sale.
All dates (with openers listed), those pictures, and TV on the Radio's new video for "Will Do", below...
TV on the Radio...
TV On The Radio - Will Do
TV on the Radio - 2011 Tour dates (with openers)
April 8 Electric Factory, Philadelphia PA w/Celebration and Saturn Never Sleeps.
April 9 Jefferson Theatre, Charlottesville VA w/Celebration.
April 10 Rams Head, Baltimore MD w/Celebration.
April 13 Radio City Music Hall, NY, NY w/Light Asylum
April 15 Brown University, Providence RI w/Das Racist and Lissie Trullie
April 16 House of Blues, Boston MA w/Lissie Trullie
April 17 Metropolis, Montreal Quebec w/Lissie Trullie
April 18 Sound Academy, Toronto w/Lissie Trullie
April 20 St. Andrew Halls, Detroit MI w/Lissie Trullie
April 22 Metro, Chicago IL w/Glasser
April 23 First Ave, Minneapolis MN w/Glasser
April 24 First Ave, Minneapolis MN w/Glasser
April 26 Ogden, Denver CO w/Glasser
May 2 - 4th and B, San Diego, CA w/Glasser
June 22 T-Mobile In Music Festival, Zagreb Croatia
June 23 Muffathalle Munich, Germany
June 24 Astra, Berlin Germany
June 30 Rock Werchter, Werchter Belgium
July 1 St. Gallen Festival, St. Gallen Switzerland
July 4 Paradise, Amsterdam Holland
July 5 Live Music Hall, Cologne Germany
July 8 BBK Live Festival, Bilbao Spain
July 9 Alive Festival, Lisbon Portugal
July 17 Pitchfork Festival, Chicago IL