Posted in music | tour dates on November 1, 2011

We Were Promised Jetpacks at BV-CMJ (more by BBG)
We Were Promised Jetpacks

Scotland's We Were Promised Jetpacks spent their Mischief Night (10/30) at Webster Hall in NYC. We invited the band's frontman Adam Thompson into a studio earlier that day to record a session for BrooklynVegan (stay tuned). He told us it was maybe the largest headlining show of their career so far. It was definitely their largest in NYC, and much larger than the show they played for us at Knitting Factory during CMJ. How was it?

Opening at Webster were Royal Bangs and Bear Hands who are still on tour with the Jetpacks. They're making their way towards Austin for Fun Fun Fun Fest where WWPJP will play the fest while BH and RB will link up with Dom & Pujol for a FFF Nites set on 11/6.

Bear Hands return to NYC and headline Music Hall of Williamsburg on 12/16 with guest Fort Lean. Tickets go on AMEX presale at noon on Wed (11/2) and regular sale on Friday. Fort Lean will ALSO be at Le Poisson Rouge on 11/26 as part of the 2nd Annual Voidwell Homecoming Dance with Gordon Voidwell and his band, Emil and Friends, Emily Warren & The Betters and a DJ set from Aaron Pfenning (tickets).

All dates and WWPJ's new video for "Human Error", from their new LP In The Pit Of The Stomach, below...

We Were Promised Jetpacks - Human Error

NOVEMBER 01 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
NOVEMBER 02 - Chicago, IL - Metro
NOVEMBER 03 - St. Louis, MO - The Old Rock House
NOVEMBER 04 - Norman, OK - Oklahoma Memorial Union
NOVEMBER 05 - Dallas, TX - Trees
NOVEMBER 06 - Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest Aftershow @ Red 7
NOVEMBER 08 - Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom w/ We Were Promised
NOVEMBER 09 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
NOVEMBER 10 - Los Angeles, CA - The Music Box
NOVEMBER 11 - San Francisco, CA - Bimbo's 365 Club
NOVEMBER 12 - Eugene, OR - WOW Hall
NOVEMBER 13 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
NOVEMBER 15 - Seattle, WA - Neumo's
NOVEMBER 16 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
NOVEMBER 17 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
NOVEMBER 18 - Denver, CO - Hi-Dive
NOVEMBER 19 - Lawrence, KS - The Jackpot Saloon
DECEMBER 16 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (Bear Hands only)



Comments (13)

We were promised a better show.

Get it? Hyukhyukhyukhyuk!

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2011 10:19 AM

We were promised a semblance of wit and insight, 10:19.

You get it? Hyukhyukhyukhyuk!

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2011 11:06 AM

Ahh Bear Hands. Remember when a thousand bands had Bear in their name? The animal name days are over. Now it's all about ALL CAPS Nouns of generic descriptions - GIVERS, WATERS, YAHCT, BOAT. Kudos to Tennis and Weekend for not going on all caps - rebels that they are.

Never thought I'd miss the animal combo names.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2011 11:18 AM

We were promised no trendy continue the same-format-as-the-original-comment-with-your-own-"clever"-input.

And yes, I know you get it, 11:06. no need to respond.


Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2011 11:42 AM

And so I would hand them the Jet Packs and say "Here they are. Here are the Jet Packs You were Promised." The band would be like "Aw Cool". Then they would put the jetpacks on and attempt to fly. The jetpacks would take off and then explode and they would come tumbling to the ground. It would be because I filled the jetpacks with black powder and feces instead of rocket fuel. But all joking aside, not a good name for a band.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2011 11:52 AM

^ If you were going to write a novel, use that as your first paragraph. But you have to make the rest of the story completely unrelated to that. You know, for suspense reasons.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2011 12:09 PM

I liked them when they were originally called Franz Fredinand

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2011 12:40 PM

we were promised a bag of weed

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2011 12:49 PM

^ You got coke instead?

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2011 2:34 PM

this band couldn't be any less like Franz Ferdinand. try again.

not sure what that video has to do with the song, but it's got hot british chicks. so there's that.

webster show was good. could have been louder. no moving clocks or short burts, but otherwise it was a solid mix of old and new.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2011 2:48 PM

we were promised black dildos

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2011 4:47 PM

we were promised a bag of weed

Posted by ราคาบอล | December 12, 2012 10:15 PM

love it

Posted by jordon | August 12, 2013 4:41 PM

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