Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on January 26, 2012

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Chairlift

Chairlift released their new-wavey sophomore LP, Something, on January 24 and played a record release show one night earlier at Bowery Ballroom (1/23) with Violens and Dive. The show seemed to have gone pretty well until frontwoman Caroline Polachek was mauled by a drunk fan who refused to get off stage during the last song of the encore. A video of this show finale and another of Chairlift playing Something opener, "Amanaemonesia," along with more pictures from the show (Chairlift keyboardist Olga Bell aka Bell included) is below.

This weekend, Chairlift will kick off an Australian/European tour and upon returning to North America in March for SXSW, they'll head out on a full North American tour with fellow pop strivers Nite Jewel that runs from late March into April. The two bands play their last show together in Philly two nights before Nite Jewel headline Bowery Ballroom on February 24. Tickets are not on sale yet but check ticketmaster for updates. Chairlift have no upcoming NYC show, but stay tuned for an announcement (probably Webster Hall) soon.

All dates, more pics, and videos below...

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Chairlift -- 2012 Tour Dates
01/28 Brisbane, Australia Brisbane Laneway Festical ^
01/31 Darlinghurst, Australia Oxford Arts Factory ^
02/04 Melbourne, Australia Melbourne Laneway ^
02/05 Sydney, Australia Sydney Laneway ^
02/07 Melbourne, Australia East Brunswick Club ^
02/10 Adelaide, Australia Adelaide Laneway ^
02/11 Perth, Australia Perth Laneway ^
02/12 Singapore, Singapore Singapore Laneway
02/14 Stockholm, Sweden Debaser #
02/15 Gothenburg, Sweden Parken #
02/16 Aarhus, Denmark Voxhall #
02/17 Copenhagen, Denmark Vega #
02/19 Utrecht, Holland Tivoli #
02/21 Gent, Belgium Charlatan #
02/23 Hamburg, Germany Knust #
02/24 Berlin, Germany Gretchen #
02/25 Munich, Germany Atomic Cafe #
02/26 Zurich, Switzerland Abart #
02/28 Strasbourg, France La Laiterie #
02/29 Paris, France La Maroquinerie #
03/02 Rennes, France Ubu Club #
03/03 Tourcoing, France Le Grand Mix #
03/04 Brussels, Belgium Botanique Rotunde #
03/05 Amsterdam, Holland Bitterzoet #
03/06 London, England Borderline #
03/14/18 Austin, TX SXSW
03/26 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall *
03/27 Montreal, Quebec Il Motore *
03/28 Toronto, Ontario Legendary Horseshoe Tavern *
03/29 Detroit, MI Magic Stick *
03/30 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle *
03/31 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club *
04/03 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge *
04/04 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge *
04/06 Vancouver, British Columbia Electric Owl *
04/07 Seattle, WA The Crocodile *
04/08 Portland, OR Doug Fir *
04/10 San Francisco, CA The Independent *
04/11 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour *
04/12 San Diego, CA Casbah *
04/14 Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom *
04/16 Dallas, TX Club Dada *
04/17 Austin, TX The Mohawk *
04/18 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks *
04/19 Atlanta, GA The Earl *
04/20 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506 *
04/21 Washington, DC U Street Music Hall *
04/22 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's *
^ - w/ Elizabeth Rose
# - w/ o f f love
* - w/ Nite Jewel

Nite Jewel then play: 04/24 New York. NY Bowery Ballroom

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Comments (42)

still hot... but she could have worn something a little sexier than that...

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2012 2:41 PM

That girl did the same exact thing at the Friends Mercury Lounge show

Posted by dude | January 26, 2012 2:48 PM

u people understand nothing about performance art

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2012 2:50 PM

awesome video

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2012 2:51 PM

"The show seemed to have gone pretty well until..."

at which point it started going AWESOME

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2012 2:51 PM

can i hire that chick to go to LDR's next show? i'd seriously pay ~50/hour

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2012 2:53 PM

frohawk has been REPLACED

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2012 2:57 PM

1) Almost fell asleep on my feet at this show.

2) The other member of this band exemplifies everything I hate about the "art/hipster" community, all the way down to his apathetic style of speaking.

3) The drunk fat girl that wouldn't get off the stage was one of the funniest things I've seen in a while. I would have watched her battle that lesbian bouncer all night.

4) Does anyone else thing that lesbian bouncer who works at Bowery Ballroom resembles Kima from The Wire?

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2012 3:08 PM

sexiest legz in the biz.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2012 3:18 PM

the mercury lounge show they played a couple mths back was better. top to bottom. performance to sound quality. the sound at the bowery sounds thin. anyone else think so?

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2012 3:21 PM

also, Violens sounded great. dug their set.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2012 3:24 PM

Should happen more often... shows you where live 'indie' music is goin these days.

The fans are more entertaining than the bands!

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2012 3:41 PM

I want to do dirty things to those ears.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2012 4:01 PM

more like cocklift amiright?

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2012 4:12 PM

^
all these gross comments come from boys w/out girl friends. amiright?

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2012 5:07 PM

Love that the crowd cheered when fan finally removed from stage.

Still, kind of embarrassing for security, how long it took (and how many people). Isn't that what they're there for? Or are they just hired to prevent anyone from taking video?

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2012 5:12 PM

"4) Does anyone else thing that lesbian bouncer who works at Bowery Ballroom resembles Kima from The Wire?"

Yes and she's the worst. Kicked my friend out of show for "dancing too hard", not a joke.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2012 5:21 PM

bouncers only like to harass innocent people. Yet when they have to do their job they can't.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2012 5:26 PM

She often talks to the press about how she loves having men ejaculate in her ears, so it shouldn't be surprising to see online comments mention that.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2012 5:47 PM

They have an awesome website, check out that link!

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2012 6:02 PM

Guys, maybe it's time to lay off the sexist Chairlift comments and instead focus on how shitty their music is.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2012 6:11 PM

5:47 yeah, what's up with that? Her ear sex fetish is bizzare.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2012 6:11 PM

No doubt, Ms. Polachek has some weird ear hang-ups, and it looks like a polite young lady in the audience who climbed the stage during their "musical" "performance" wanted to discuss them with her, until she was rudely attacked by the band and security.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2012 6:17 PM

Chairlift is the "scum of indie." Ugh.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2012 6:26 PM

Gnarly broad. I wanna cum the scum of indie in her ear.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2012 6:43 PM

Occupy Polachek!

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2012 6:51 PM

#butterface

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2012 7:42 PM

I really want to see Chairlift live. I can't wait for the new album to drop on the 24th. but until then i'll just keep listening to amanaemonesia. http://youtu.be/98XRKr19jIE

Posted by MattCMR | January 26, 2012 8:51 PM

8:51: You can just listen to any generic Top 40 singles from the '80s; it's the same thing really.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2012 9:08 PM

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Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2012 9:10 PM

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Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2012 9:12 PM

This HAD to suck...I can tell by the pictures.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2012 9:41 PM

So true, 9:41, I cringe at the sight of those PICTURES of Cum Ears dancing, and I can only imagine the horror of seeing it in person.

Hey Chairlift, Hall and Oates and called, and they said you're too white.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2012 9:52 PM

looks like olive oil on steroids

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2012 10:52 PM

Does she have castanets?

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 8:45 AM

god this band is lame.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 9:18 AM

I found out about this band on their black cab session (side note: if you haven't heard of, or watched a black cab session... you are really in for a treat when you finally check them out.) Anyway, I've enjoyed just about every artist that has ever played on their videos, but something about Chairlift got me more excited then the others. I picked up the album almost immediately after watching it, and the past few days have been entirely fueled by "Something". I definitely recommend this to friends, family, loved ones, and pets... spread the love for this great musical piece.

Posted by kevincorcoranjr | January 29, 2012 10:05 PM

Gonna repeat Mr. 6:11 here just because they were so right:
"Guys, maybe it's time to lay off the sexist Chairlift comments and instead focus on how shitty their music is." Seriously shitty music.

Posted by Hubert Snodgrass | January 30, 2012 12:26 AM

ear rape!

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2012 2:33 AM

A joke. The worst. Why is this garbage even being associated with underground music?

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2012 11:30 AM

I wouldn't cum in Polachek's ears with Polachek's dick.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2012 11:33 AM

chairlift rules

Posted by jordon | August 7, 2013 2:19 PM

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