Posted in music | tour dates on May 13, 2011

by Bill Pearis

Pains @ Webster Hall (more by Winnie Cheung)
Pains

There has been an "11PM TBA" slot on the opening night of the fifth-annual NYC Popfest for the last month, and I've been hoping it would be someone really cool, and it is. Popfest HQ has announced that The Pains of Being Pure at Heart -- who just headlined Webster Hall -- will headline the May 19th show at Cake Shop. TPOBPAH last played Popfest in 2008 before most people knew who they were.

Individual tickets for that show are sold out, but four-day passes which will get you in are still available. More about all the bands playing Popfest this year coming soon. More Pains dates below...

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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart -- 2011 Tour Dates
05.19: New York, NY - Cake Shop
06.01: Dublin, IE - Button Factory
06.04: Istanbul, TR - To The City Festival - Timirane
06.07: Cambridge, UK - Junction 2
06.08: London, UK - Electric Ballroom
06.09: Bristol, UK - The Trinity
06.10: Manchester, UK - Sound Control
06.11: Glasgow, UK - Arches
06.13: Sheffield, UK, Queens Social Club
06.14: Birmingham, UK - Academy HMV Institute
06.16: Paris, FR - La Fleche D'or
06.18: Madrid, ES - Dia de la Musica Festival
06.19: Majorca, ES - Palou Dels Camtes D'aiamans
06.20: Barcelona, ES - Apolo
06.22: Bordeaux, FR - BT59
06.23: Limoges, FR - La Fourmi
06.24: Lyons, FR - Sonic
06.26: Ravenna, IT - Hana Bi Festival
06.29: Munich, DE - Backstage
06.30: Vienna, AT - Fluc
07.02: ES - Transforma Festival
07.04: Dresden, DE - Groeve Station
07.05: Berlin, DE - KL. Posthahnhof
07.07: Hamburg, DE - Knust
07.09: Koln, DE - Luxor
07.11: Amsterdam, NL - Trouw
07.13: Bremen, DE - Lagerhaus
07.15: SE - Hultsford Festival
07:31: Osheaga Festival - Montreal, CA
08.02: Toronto, CA - Opera House %
08.03: Pontiac, MI - The Crofoot Ballroom %
08.04: Newport, KY - Southgate House %
08.05: St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway Nightclub %
08.05-07: Lollapalooza - Chicago, IL
08.09: Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Small's
% w/ Craft Spells

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Comments (17)

The pains of being at cake shop with a pocket full of pita chips that get broken into small pieces because all the heavy moshing keeps causing random hip bones bumping onto my thigh area where my pocket of pita chips is located at.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2011 3:40 AM

They are the main festival headliner? FAIL.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2011 7:43 AM

Of course 4 day passes are still available. Who would go to this shit for 4 days? And good job announcing the headliner after that day sold out.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2011 7:47 AM

um... 7:43... have you been to cake shop before?

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2011 9:15 AM

they should change their name to pains

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2011 9:55 AM

I wish I'd never been to Cake Shop before.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2011 10:06 AM

Wow, they sold out Cake Shop. Way to go!

Good luck on those 4 day passes, you are going to need it.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2011 10:18 AM

Usually, seeing a band at a much smaller venue than where they would normally play is great. This is not true for the Cake Shop though. Love that place, but it doesn't do crowded well.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2011 10:20 AM

Cake Shop? A real life close up of this is not gonna be good.

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music/painsofbeingpureatheart/webster2/5.jpg

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2011 10:24 AM

More like Slopfest.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2011 11:03 AM

Argggh, I'm so mad that a specifically insular music scene exists on its own terms in this city and that people who like it could want four days to enjoy!!! Good luck enjoying it, indie pop fans! They should have gotten an even bigger band to lose money playing a tiny room! It makes me so mad!

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2011 1:15 PM

^ Irony?

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2011 2:34 PM

first show i saw pains at was the '08 popfest show. i bought a shirt that night.

now, of course, people know who they are.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2011 2:48 PM

Hating on Pains is so 2009. They have actually proven to be a good band with staying power, and their Webster Hall show last week was short but very solid.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2011 3:10 PM

^ indeed. Pains are a great group. A friend got me into them at the Seaport a few years back, they've been one of my favorite NY-based acts around since then. Don't understand the hate.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2011 5:06 PM

i like them, but they always sound way out of tune when live.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2011 6:09 PM

I don't get it.

Posted by Jamie | March 11, 2014 2:31 PM

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