Posted in music | tour dates on August 30, 2011

The Drums at Williamsburg Waterfront in July (more by VIncent Cornelli)
The Drums

As mentioned, The Drums are going on an extensive North American tour this fall in support of their upcoming LP, Portamento, due out September 13 via Frenchkiss. You can listen to that album, with written commentary, at the NY Times.

That tour includes NYC-area dates on September 28 at Maxwell's (tickets) and November 3 at Music Hall of Williamsburg (tickets).

Its since been revealed that Patrick Cleandenim will open both of those shows, in addition to a DC show at Black Cat on 11/6. Regal Degal are also on the Maxwell's bill.

The Drums have also since added a third NYC-area date the day before the MHOW show at Bowery Ballroom (11/2). No opener has been announced for this show yet. Tickets go on sale Friday (9/2) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (8/31) at noon.

Updated dates below...

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The Drums -- 2011 Tour Dates
Sept 3 Electric Picnic Festival, Stradbelly, IE
Sept 5 Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London, UK
Sept 6 Lexington, London, UK
Sept 7 XOYO, London, UK
Sept 9 Berlin Festival, Berlin, GER
Sept 8-11 Bestival, UK
Sept 17 SPLIT Festival, UK
Sept. 28th Hoboken, NJ Maxwell's
Sept. 29th Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
Sept. 30th Montreal, QC Evenko
Oct. 1st Toronto, ON The Mod Club
Oct. 3rd Cleveland Heights, OH Grog Shop
Oct. 4th Chicago, IL Subterranean
Oct. 5th Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
Oct. 6th Des Moines, IA Vaudville Mews
Oct. 10th Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
Oct. 11th Vancouver, BC Venue
Oct. 12th Seattle, WA Crocodile Café
Oct. 14th San Francisco, CA The Independent - Treasure Island Night Show
Oct. 15th San Diego, CA The Casbah
Oct. 18th Los Angeles, CA Echoplex
Oct. 20th Tempe, AZ Sail Inn
Oct. 22nd Dallas, TX The Loft
Oct. 23rd Austin, TX The Parish
Oct. 24th Houston, TX Fitzgerald's
Oct. 26th Tallahassee, FL Club Downunder
Oct. 27th Orlando, FL The Social
Oct. 28th Miami, FL Grand Central
Oct. 31st Atlanta, GA The Drunken Unicorn
Nov. 2nd New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Nov. 3rd Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
Nov. 5th Philadelphia, PA Making Time at Voyeur Night Club
Nov. 6th Washington, DC The Black Cat

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Comments (37)

i wish this band would go away.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2011 4:39 PM

SHORTSROCK!

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2011 4:46 PM

they are also playing moogfest.

MOOGFEST!

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2011 4:46 PM

The singer from the drums looks like lonely jack from tropic thunder

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2011 4:55 PM

4:55 it's simple jack

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2011 4:55 PM

How do these guys not know what a chord is?

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2011 5:00 PM

do they really need to be playing 3 area shows?

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2011 5:01 PM

An earthquake, a hurricane, and another set of shows by the drums? What did NYC do to bring such punishment?

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2011 5:18 PM

Unfortunately, we'll probably have to endure this band for a couple more years. At least until making jangly 80's guitar pop isn't so trendy, then they'll just jump on the next thing. Ride the wave!

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2011 5:32 PM

The Drums are jangly?

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2011 5:46 PM

DRUMS - BE GONE

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2011 5:51 PM

how loaded do you have to get before a show when you're in a terrible band? pretty loaded?

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2011 5:52 PM

i like the drums catchy shit good shit

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2011 6:53 PM

The singer from the drums looks like sweep-the-leg Johnny from Karate Kid.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2011 7:06 PM

shorts weather = no jacket necessary

someone should have shown the guitarist the jamaican weatherman video

"then i don't need to wear a jacket"
EXACTLY

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2011 7:22 PM

they were fantastic at the beach fossils show earlier this year - great band

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2011 8:27 PM

Great Group. Love the new album. You dirty Hipsters are way to Harsh.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2011 8:32 PM

hummus hummus meh meh this and every band sucks--Anonymous Brooklyn Vegan Commenter

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2011 8:39 PM

meh drums. is that total slacker taking over vocal duties?

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2011 8:54 PM

put some pants on and grow some balls....jeez

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2011 9:22 PM

In about a year Frenchkiss will be embarrassed that they signed this band. What utter phony rubbish.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2011 10:37 PM

they should just call themselves "the weak smiths rip offs" the actual drums aren't loud or important enough to their sound for them to continue using that name

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2011 10:48 PM

I would be shocked if anyone on here actually heard their music or just looked at a picture of them and formed an opinion that way

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2011 11:25 PM

I heard that James Murphy plays the drums at Frohawk's house.

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2011 12:39 AM

i think that its funny for a band so concerned with image, posture, and courting the fashion industry would have it's minions say things like "judge them by their sound!"

their sound sucks too.

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2011 9:25 AM

Zero creativity, shoddy musicianship .. and shortsocks (which to me screams "I'm so cool I make this shit look cool" ...WRONG)

This is a cardboard lifesize version of a real band.

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2011 10:00 AM

ANONYMOUS BROOKLYN VEGAN COMMENTERS ARE RELEVANT

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2011 10:10 AM

Long Live WHITEY

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2011 11:02 AM

THE GAMS

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2011 11:03 AM

Tried to get into these guys and couldn't. They're missing something kinda large. Goes by the name of heart/soul.

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2011 11:17 AM

Fuck all y'all! This band is great, on record AND live. The new record is good too. As soon as a band gets big enough to stop playing fucking Silent Barn you people just have to start hating, don't you?

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2011 11:29 AM

Band is actually better live than on the album. Haterz, there's a lot worse shit you could be hating on, these guys aren't bad.

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2011 11:59 AM

you have to hate on what sucks

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2011 12:36 PM

The Drums > BV commenters

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2011 3:03 PM

Everyone ≥ The Drums ≥ Bv commenters

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2011 3:24 PM

I would LOVE this band even more if they would change those shorts into something cooler. A style change is all they need to become AWESOME.

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2011 4:36 PM

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