Posted in music | tour dates on August 4, 2011

Pulp

Britpop heroes Pulp, who recently reunited, are playing a string of European festivals this month which continues their trend of only playing shows overseas, but rumors say they may be playing some North American shows later this year. Fingers crossed.

One of the European fests Pulp is playing is the sold out "Way Out West" in Gothenburg, Sweden (August 11-13). Other bands playing that 5-year old Swedish festival include Prince, Kanye West, The Hives, Robyn, James Blake, Fucked Up, OFF!, The Jayhawks, WU LYF, Fleet Foxes, Little Dragon, Q-Tip, Destroyer, Janelle Monae, and Jamie Woon. Flyer below.

For Litle Dragon, Way Out West is a hometown show and just a few days before they fly to Brooklyn to play a BV-presented record release show with Rich Medina (on 8/16). Chelsea Wolfe doesn't play Way Out West, but is coincidentally playing Gothenburg the night before it begins. She then heads to Brooklyn to play a BV-presented show too, her first-ever in NYC (on 8/17). Advanced tickets for that one, which is happening at Saint Vitus, are on sale now.

The mysterious Iamamiwhoami, who just released a new video (watch it below), will be making their/her live debut at Way Out West. Why so much interest in this Swedish festival? Because I'm excited to say I'll be visiting Sweden for the first time next week and will be there. I'll let you know how it is.

Pulp are reissuing their first three albums next week (8/8). According to NME:

All three albums will all be released on August 8, and will come with new liner notes from rock critic Everett True. Although the LPs won't be remastered, they will all come with new artwork, while 'Freaks' and 'Separations' will both come with added bonus tracks.

'Freaks' will feature an extra disc of material taken from their singles 'Little Girl' and 'Dogs Are Everywhere', while 'Separations' will also include two extra songs - 'Death Goes To Disco' and 'Is This House' - plus an extended version of the album track 'Countdown'.

All Pulp dates, Way Out West flier & new iamamiwhoami video below...

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Way Out West

Pulp -- 2011 Tour Dates.
10 August 2011 Sziget Festival Budapest, Hungary
12 August 2011 Oya Festival Oslo, Norway
13 August 2011 Way Out West Gothenburg, Sweden
18 August 2011 Festival Paredes de Coura Paredes de Coura, Portugal
20 August 2011 Terra Vibe Park Athens, Greece
27 August 2011 Reading Festival Reading, UK
28 August 2011 Leeds Festival Leeds, UK
31 August 2011 O2 Brixton Academy London, UK
4 September 2011 Electric Picnic Stradbally, Ireland

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Comments (40)

NEEDS MOAR PULP!

Posted by citybug | August 4, 2011 10:04 AM

Radiohead/Pulp/Blur @ MSG
12/31/2011

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 10:05 AM

Pulp/Blur/Suede @ MSG
12/31/2011

10:05, fix'd

Posted by citybug | August 4, 2011 10:07 AM

Do you kids like.....
1) little pulp
2) lots of pulp
3) no pulp

with your orange juice?

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 10:07 AM

i wanna chew it.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 10:08 AM

> All three albums will all be released on August 8, and will come with new liner notes from rock critic Everett True. <

Hahahahaha. Fuck Everett True. That chump became the editor of The Stranger for a while, and it went to hell immediately. He was too busy trying to become buddies with Courtney Love.

Good luck, Pulp. Way to score prose from a true winner.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 10:21 AM

great band, hate reunions though...

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 10:22 AM

Swedish vegan

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 10:29 AM

Sweet lineup & poster!

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 10:38 AM

ROBYN FTW

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 10:44 AM

US tour would be so amazing!

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 10:47 AM

OMG, remember when Pulp was so awesome and seemed to speak to the whole generation?

yeah, me neither.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 10:51 AM

"Swedish vegan"

No way man, those meatballs are always too good to resist.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 10:55 AM

Way Out West is a really good festival.

And don't joke about Blur & Pulp playing shows together in Stateside soon.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 11:02 AM

I would love to see Blur live with Graham in the band...saw them back on the Think Tank tour and while it was awesome it missed Grahams playing I feel. There were still rumors of Blur heading out stateside but that was when they reunited in 2009. I hope they tour they US!

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 11:07 AM

jarvis cocker. what the fuck is the deal with your hands. you got finger extensions didn't you.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 11:12 AM

"you got finger extensions didn't you."

funny

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 11:25 AM

Damon Albarn said Blue would like to tour US soon recently so hopefully they'll come back here soon!

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 11:45 AM

10:51- of course you don't. You weren't born yet.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 11:55 AM

I've never heard of the band "Blue".

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 11:59 AM

Deep "Blue" Something?

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 12:11 PM

10:51 - You don't remember because Pulp only spoke to the intelligent.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 1:03 PM

^or maybe they spoke to the "Common People"?

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 1:18 PM

10:51 - yes

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 3:01 PM

Imagine blur if Damon actually picked up a book once in his life.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 4:03 PM

Blur is not like Pulp, and Damon Albarn is well read just the same

Posted by Jarvis | August 4, 2011 4:08 PM

who cares

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 4:12 PM

Pulp allegedly received close to a million dollars for Primavera Sound, Isle of Wight, Wireless and more for Reading/Leeds. While Pulp have not received that much of a payday for other performances on this tour, $50,000 through an agency such as this is laughably low. An American theater tour from Pulp would require a guarantee higher than that per show, plus an inflated festival payday in the low six figures. Consider how it costs money to fly seven artists, their equipment, light show, management, crew and sometimes families to and around the USA and back.

Every festival this year dropped the ball, and unless Coachella or Pitchfork stops playing it so safe next year, an American tour will never happen. All this is assuming the band is even willing to play here at all. Unfortunately, Russell Senior will not be with the band if they do tour due to his fear of flying, but this also means more songs from This Is Hardcore and We Love Life.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 4:46 PM

Pulp US tour in November..bank on it

Posted by in the know | August 4, 2011 5:16 PM

@in the know, when? What cities? Will this be another show ruined by Terminal 5?

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 5:52 PM

lol! yeah, jarvis is a HUGE brooklynvegan fan. no, that was based on an actual quote by Damon during from the nineties where he bragged about only finishing one book in his entire life. sahray.

and i really dont think they're that concerned about the money, its mostly because they never had a huge fanbase here (sigh) and i think theyre taking it slow to see how things go. but dammit, i dont care if they have to drug russell and shove him in a cat crate he BETTER be here! he came over back in the different-class era, after all.

Posted by k | August 4, 2011 7:49 PM

My boyfriend worked with several bands that played in Europe (Foo Fighters among them) and is now friends with people privy to Pulp, and I've asked him if there's any chance of them touring North America. Back in May he said highly unlikely, as Jarvis and co were aware there isn't a demand for them to tour US but lately my bf's been changing his tune and hinted Jarvis may likely put to rest those erotic dance moves before 2012. They're not going for the Pixies route then. So yeah, US dates will happen even if only 30 people will show up.
The rumors started b/c they haven't booked any shows in the fall. Their asking price was posted somewhere. 50 K?!? Fair actually, considering the expenses in transporting their equipment and all their 'effects' not including the catering and promos. If you've seen their festival shows (on Youtube) their set is ultra glossy (led panels, lasers, so on). It's safe to say they're the most expensive band this summer (yep, more expensive than Coldplay's set but with a fraction of Coldplay's salary), so they'd be earning an average of 100 bucks for each band member.
BV, have you asked Maura J. of Village Voice to confirm any of this shiz? And if this happens it better happen in Chicago.

Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2011 8:33 PM

@4:46 pm, where did you get that? The San Miguel/ Rayban backed Primavera is not nuts to pay close to a million bucks to any artist. Prima is a festival for indies. Most bands don't get paid. Also, they weren't headliners in Isle of Wight. Foo Fighters were. In Reading/Leeds, the Strokes, My Chemical Romance are the headliners. They will be receiving just a portion of what the headliners will get. They received less than 50 grand in Glasto (but someone insisted it was free, like Radiohead, for goodwill/publicity sakes) and even played a fund raiser concert for free at St. Martin's College, so 50 K is not laughably low.

Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2011 8:56 PM

Holy shit! That's a sick line-up in Sweden. Sweden is doing something right to deserve that fantastic line-up. Somewhere, Kanye and Prince are measuring the size of the fonts of the flyers to make sure that it's equal. And Kanye's not happy with the layout and demands he get top billing.
^Everett True, really? I thought he was critical of Pulp/Britpop. Is that some ironic twist or a joke?

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 9:12 PM

The administrator of eFestivals.co.uk did say that Pulp got paid more for Isle of Wight than Foo Fighters or Kings of Leon.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 9:38 PM

The Strokes are headlining Reading, while Pulp is headlining Leeds, so they are true co-headliners.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 9:39 PM

if you're under thirty, please do not buy tickets. leave them for us geezers who actually know who this band is

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2011 8:59 PM

endoldpeople

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2011 9:02 PM

If Jarvis Cocker can do two shows at webster hall and pull a big crowd at coachella, then Pulp definitely can draw enough people to fill mid-sized venues in the major cities.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2011 12:53 AM

One of you "I work in media" types must know something.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 3:46 PM

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