Posted in music | tour dates on February 6, 2012

Explosions In The Sky at Wellmont Theater (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
Explosions In The Sky

NYU students get a treat this Valentine's Day, a show from Explosions In The Sky! The Texas post-rock quartet will join Grouper and Ducky for a Feb 14th NYU-students-only show (though it's "2 tickets per NYU ID"). The show will be seated on a first come, first serve basis and is a benefit for the Burton CHILL Foundation. Full details, including ticket information, below.

EITS so far has announced a few US festival appearances, but no additional dates. Catch them at Coachella and Sasquatch this year.

In other news, Grouper will team with Tiny Vipers for a collaborative LP entitled Foreign Body. Mirroring, the name for the duo, will release the record on March 19th via Kranky.

So far Liz Harris (Grouper) has a European tour mapped out for March, but no additional US dates to speak of. Full tour schedule is below.

Be Comfortable, Creature by Explosions in the Sky


NYU Program Board and Ski and Snowboard Club present the annual Valentine's Day benefit concert for the Burton CHILL Foundation, featuring:


Also featuring light projections by Drippy Eye Projections

Doors at 6:30pm / $8 / NYU students only / 2 tickets per NYU ID

Tickets are available at the Ticket Central box office and online through NYU Home by clicking the "NYU Life" tab and scrolling down to the "ticket central" box. If you are having problems getting tickets and are using chrome, try switching to a different browser temporarily.

This is a general admission, seated event. Show up early for preferred seating.

The mission of the Chill Foundation is to provide opportunities for at-risk and underserved youth to build self-esteem and life skills through boardsports.

Proceeds go towards the Ski and Snowboard club's initiative with Burton to help get kids on the slopes.

02/14/2012 New York NYU
04/13/2012 Indio Coachella
04/20/2012 Indio Coachella
05/25/2012 George Sasquatch Music Festival
06/07/2012 Porto Optimus Primavera Sound
06/08/2012 Porto Optimus Primavera Sound
06/09/2012 Porto Optimus Primavera Sound

04/02/12 Berlin, DE CTM Festival
07/02/12 Alte Feuerwache, DE Cologne
14/02/12 New York, NY NYU
02/03/12 London, UK 79 Endell Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9DY
03/03/12 Copenhagen, DK Mayhem
04/03/12 Aarhus, DK Spanien 19c
06/03/12 Gothenburg, SE Gardaskolen
07/03/12 Stockholm, SE Kagalbanan
08/03/12 Malmo, SE Inkonst
10/03/12 Moscow, RU Aktoviy Zal
11/03/12 St. Petersburg, RU Taiga
13/03/12 Riga, LV Anglican Church
14/03/12 Helsinki, FI Kuudes Linka w/ Tuunsanuuskat
15/03/12 Tampere, FI Telakka w/ Tuunsanuuskat
16/03/12 Turku, FI Dynamo w/ Tuunsanuuskat
17/03/12 Ravenna, IT Transmissions Festival
19/03/12 Milan, IT Spazio Concept
20/03/12 Torino, IT Blah Blah
22/03/12 Utrecht, NL Rumor Festival
23/03/12 Paris, FR Gaité Lyrique
24/03/12 Brussels, BE Recyclart
25/03/12 Luxembourg City, LU Exit 07
27/03/12 Dublin, IE Unitarian Church
28/03/12 Reading, UK South St. Arts w/ Diamond Catalog
29/03/12 Bristol, UK St. Steven's Church w/ Diamond Catalog
30/03/12 Birmingham, UK Vivid
31/03/12 Nottingham, UK Nottingham Contemporary w/ Diamond Catalog
01/04/12 Manchester, UK Islington Mill w/ Diamond Catalog



Comments (30)

Why would any band support a neighborhood destroying corporation like NYU?

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 12:30 PM

what neighborhoods are they "destroying" other than hugely expensive ones that the average new yorker could barely afford to live in anyway..?

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 12:34 PM

Explosions Inside Her Thights

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 12:39 PM

thights... good one.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 12:50 PM

Can an NYU student get two tickets for a non-NYU student, or do they check student IDs?

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 12:53 PM

Good catch 12:50
I meant Thighs
But you knew that
All our prays

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 1:00 PM

NYU isn't a venue, BV. fuck. is this at skirball or somewhere smaller?

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 1:08 PM

grouper is good.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 1:10 PM

^ yes, with lemon butter and a touch of dill

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 1:28 PM

goddamn it magrouper!!!!!

i love grouper and am a lil mad she isnt playin a place i could actually see her. would love a mercury lounge show or something.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 1:44 PM

Ironic that NYU is hosting shows after they closed down numerous clubs.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 1:48 PM

Not ironic at all. It is the way of the world. "Big fish eat the little ones / Big fish eat the little ones / not my problem get me some"

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 2:04 PM

Why is it that NYU tuition is so ridiculously high? Can a 99% family really afford to send their smart but poor child to NYU? The answer is no. Why? Because that is the way that the ruling class wants it. Who is the ruling class? Has nothing to do with political party, or even how much money you "made" last year.

For more, go here :

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 2:09 PM

They've been hosting shows for probably 25 years or longer..

what clubs did they close down ?

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 2:10 PM

oh shut the fuck up 2:09. it's called financial aid + part-time jobs. i know thousands who do it. if you can't afford the school, it's probably your own damn fault for not providing for your children.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 2:12 PM

Poor children cant afford any decent college without a scholarship or financial aid.. whats the difference here ? NYC is one of the most expensive cities in the world to boot..

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 2:18 PM

I could have gotten free tuition at NYU (my dad worked there), but I choose to go out of state to a far better university.

The interesting part about NYU's high tuition is that it is not a good school. Some of their graduate programs are great (MBA, etc..), but their undergraduate program is a joke. Not worth the price. No wonder Bloomberg was courting hard better schools such as Standard and (to a lesser extent) Cornell.

NYU closed the Bottom Line. What else?

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 2:39 PM

Where is "Standard" University?

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 3:23 PM

I don't know the the whole reason why The Bottom Line closed but it could have re opened somewhere else and sort of has when you consider City Winery and Joe's Pub and anywhere else there are washed up folkies and overpriced tickets & two drink minimum's

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 3:36 PM

NYU bought the building that had the Bottom Line since 1974, and then raised the rent to force the venue out.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 4:00 PM

I just tried to list 3 more historic buildings/clubs that NYU shut down, but BV censored it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 4:06 PM

Bottom Line was not overpriced. Saw many amazing shows there for $15-20. Never cared for Joe's Pub.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 4:09 PM

well $15 to $20 in the 90's is $25 to $30 now...

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 4:25 PM

I didn't even realize the Bottom Line was still open when it closed. It was dated and irrelevant for a long time.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 4:28 PM

2:12 I think it's important to note that NYU has one of the worst financial aid programs around

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 5:08 PM

i went to grad school at nyu for free- full fellowship. just saying.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 10:45 PM

Well 10:45 ain't you the lucky cumrag.
Should we all applaud now?
You do realize that you are NOT in the majority of those who attend NYU, right? We might as well start citing other exceptions as invalidating truths. Here, I'll start -- I knew an investment banker who donated 20% of his salary every year to charity, so therefore all investment bankers are caring and compassionate.

Just saying. Dipshit.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 8:26 AM

It's pretty irrelevant for 8:26 since he doesn't have the brains to get into (mediocre) NYU anyway. Just saying.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 9:05 AM

NYU is a joke, and so is 75% of its student body. Pretty much anyone who isn't in Stern.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 9:15 AM

super huge fan

Posted by jordon | August 6, 2013 4:46 PM

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