Posted in music | tour dates on July 13, 2011

The Drums at Bonnaroo in June (more by Dana (Distortion) Yavin)
The Drums

The Drums will release their sophomore LP Portamento on September 12 via Island. One week prior, they'll release the album's lead single "Money," which you can stream below.

The Drums have a few international shows scheduled through September, including a new one in Brooklyn. The Drums will open for Death From Above 1979 @ Williamsburg Waterfront on July 22. Tickets are still on sale. Both bands will also play Lollapalooza in August.

All tour dates, album art, tracklist, and song stream below...

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Money

The Drums - "Money"
The Drums - Money by WorkItMedia

Portamento

Portamento Tracklist:
Book Of Revelation
Days
What You Were
Money
Hard To Love
I Don't Know How To Love
Searching For Heaven
Please Don't Leave
If He Likes It Let Him Do It
I Need A Doctor
In The Cold
How It Ended

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The Drums -- 2011 Tour Dates
July 14 Hultsfred Festival, Hultsfred, SE
July 15 Melt! Festival, Berlin, GER
July 16 Lovebox Festival, London, UK
July 17 Dour Festival, Belgium
July 22 Williamsburg Waterfront Brooklyn, NY w/ Death From Above 1979
August 8 Lollapalooza Festival, Chicago, IL, US,
September 3 Electric Picnic Festival, Stradbelly, IE
September 5 Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London, UK
September 6 Lexington, London, UK
September 7 XOYO, London, UK
September 9 Berlin Festival, Berlin, GER
September 8-11 Bestival, UK
September 17 SPLIT Festival, UK

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Comments (27)

He looks like a substitute teacher I had once. The day did not end well for him. I predict similar shenanigans at this gig.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 12:50 PM

Opening for DFA1979? C'mon...

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 12:54 PM

Why is this show at Williamsburg Waterfront?!

This should have been at MHOW, Bowery or Webster Hall.

I don't remember DFA 1979 playing any venue bigger than Webster Hall!

p.s. Keyspan Park show doesn't count....since that was a festival.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 12:55 PM

You know I don't mind paying the $43 to see DFA 1979 play but to provide such a FUCKING shitty opener like this is nonsense.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 12:58 PM

Hahaha, 12:50! Get your tomahtos ready everybody!

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 12:59 PM

What happened to Lightning Bolt opening for DFA?! That was what I heard. Fuck, it makes the $45 spent on this a little less sweeter.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 1:01 PM

1 two man band is enough. We don't need two playing.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 1:03 PM

How long is DFA 1979 going to play for...probably only an hour.

I'll wait for late show to be announced at much smaller venue:)

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 1:08 PM

"What happened to Lightning Bolt opening for DFA?! That was what I heard. Fuck, it makes the $45 spent on this a little less sweeter."

Makes the fact that I went to the LB headlining show at LPR a bit more sweet.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 1:08 PM

The Drums > DFA 1979

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 2:11 PM

the fact that there is question whether lighting bolt or the drums are supposed to open is pretty hilarious... could 2 bands be any more different? perhaps this is a step towards the drums attempting to "rebrand" themselves? i think as something a bit cooler, cuz that new single is not nearly as dumb as their older shit, but nevertheless it is still dumb

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 2:26 PM

not true 2:26. everything so far has been great

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 3:12 PM

Any other outcome to the Waterfront show that does not involve crowd surfers being thrown into the East River, barricades being trampled down, a battery of horse mounted riot police and general skullduggery will be an utter FAIL. I don't really care who opens, but I do not think that The Drums are a step toward the desired outcome.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 3:27 PM

gilt city has $85 VIP tix onsale now - includes 2 drinks, line skipping, VIP viewing area, and meet and greet w DFA1979

Posted by ron howard | July 13, 2011 3:43 PM

It sounds like a couple of 14 year olds trying desperately to sound like the Smiths using a shitty drum machine and lav mic on their laptop.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 3:49 PM

This new song is pretty catchy.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 3:50 PM

Gilt City has $150 Platinum DFA 1979 tickets on sale - line skipping, VIP viewing area, meet and greet with DFA1979, and a handjob from the promoters who booked this thing at the Watefront and thought they could sell it out at $50 a ticket. Oh, and 2 Zimas.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 3:54 PM

I don't know 3:49...I actually WANTED to hate on this band because I think of them as spoiled and entitled beneficiaries of the modern day hype machine but, all that being said, that new song is kinda catchy.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 4:08 PM

You're an idiot.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 4:22 PM

3:27: I don't think crowd surfers are that bad, but otherwise I agree with you.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 4:42 PM

I'm an idiot. Ha! Oh...that hurts so much coming from you anon whateverthefucktimeyouposted.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 6:52 PM

it's gareth. its fucking gareth.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 6:55 PM

The drums make the pains of being pure at heart look like acdc

Posted by remarkablyspry | July 14, 2011 2:56 AM

The Drums make my junk look like it's 7.5"

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 7:12 AM

The Drums are Junk. I cannot believe I'm going to have to sit through that shit before DFA 1979.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 1:22 PM

anyone know the settimes for tonight?

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2011 1:24 PM

According to their Facebook, The Drums play at 6:15, so I'm assuming DFA 1979 go on around 7:15-7:30.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2011 2:21 PM

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