Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on March 8, 2012

photos by Dominick Mastrangelo

The Shins

The mysterious club that housed The Shins last night (3/8) was not too much of a mystery in the end; it was Le Poisson Rouge, a venue that has been known to stream shows for NPR on many occasions. Here are some pictures and the setlist.

Did you catch the show or the stream on iPad via NPR? What did you think? So far the LPR show and an aappearance on Saturday Night Live are The Shins' only NYC outings that we know aobut. They hit the road for a string of dates in April (dates below). Look for them in a town near you, and look for their new LP Port of Morrow due on March 20th.

One of those towns that The Shins will hit is outside of DC at Merriweather Post Pavililion, where the band joins on as part of the Sweetlife Festival on April 28th. The Shins with play alongside names like Kid Cudi, Explosions In The Sky, Fitz & The Tantrums, A$AP Rocky, and fun. with more still TBA.

All tour dates and pictures/setlist from LPR are below.

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THE SHINS - 2012 TOUR DATES
MAR 10 NBC Saturday Night Live
MAR 22 London, UK HMV Forum
MAR 23 London, UK HMV Forum
MAR 25 Holland, Amsterdam Melkweg
MAR 26 Paris, France Bataclan
MAR 28 Berlin, Germany Huxley's
MAR 30 Stockholm, Sweden Berns Salonger
APR 13 Las Vegas, NV Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
APR 14 Indio, CA Coachella 2012
APR 17 Honolulu, HI Blaisdell Concert Hall
APR 18 Maui, HI Castle Theatre at Maui Arts and Cultural Center
APR 21 Indio, CA Coachella 2012
APR 22 Santa Cruz, CA Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
APR 23 Davis, CA Robert Mondavi Center
APR 25 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
APR 28 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavillion
MAY 25 Bend, OR Les Schwab Amphitheatre
MAY 26 George, WA Sasquatch Music Festival
MAY 28 Salt Lake City, UT Red Butte Garden Amphitheater
MAY 29 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
MAY 31 Council Bluffs. IA HarrahÕs Council Bluffs
JUN 01 Minneapolis, MN The Brick
JUN 04 St Louis, MO The Pageant
JUN 05 Columbus, OH LC Indoor Pavilion
JUN 06 Detroit, MI The Fillmore
JUN 08 Cleveland, OH Masonic Auditorium
JUN 09 Louisville, KY Iroquois Amphitheatre
JUN 10 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo 2012
AUG 04 Toronto, CA Molson Amphitheatre

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Comments (26)

white people.lolz.

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2012 2:25 PM

Mercer has a Five-head.

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2012 2:30 PM

Are the Shins ever going to play a regular show for the fans again, or are they just going to keep up the "ultra exclusive, industry invite only" bullshit?

I mean I used to like them, but this crap has totally turned me.

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2012 3:04 PM

Hey 3:04,

I was there and I am an "Industry" person! I rule!

Honestly, though, the crowd was chatting really loudly throughout the whole show (anyone else notice that), super obnoxious. I saw that dork Paul Rudd in the VIP section too.

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2012 3:08 PM

Of course they were obnoxious, they were not real fans.

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2012 3:13 PM

This show changed my life.

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2012 5:05 PM

"The Shin"

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2012 5:25 PM

I hate shows where people can't shut the fuck up.

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2012 5:30 PM

I was in the ViP area, and most people were discussing different types of Pinot Noir wine and exotic hummus recipes.

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2012 5:47 PM

Wait, those are the Shins? What happened to the entire band? No wonder the last album wasn't great, none of the bands is there!

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2012 5:47 PM

5:47,

No way, the band is much better. Mercer was smart enough to kick out the fat dudes so the band could still pull in bomb-ass tang!

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2012 5:59 PM

I agree on the annoying crowd chatter.
You just had to stand at the front to minimize the din.

Very good 60 min set in the best venue in nyc. Jessica Dobson is hot!!

Funniest moment: the ohio ex-pats millenials snapping paul ruud pics...oy...

Posted by ME | March 8, 2012 6:17 PM

HOLY SHIT WILL THIS BAND GO AWAY

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2012 8:40 PM

I'm confused
is it a different line-up every album for the shins?
I don't see any members I recognize from previous records

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2012 9:25 PM

James Mercer just kicked out all of the old members.

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2012 10:00 PM

best venue in nyc? seriously?

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2012 10:07 PM

Best venue in the city? There are no good venues, just venues.

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2012 7:17 AM

kristen schaal on guitar?

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2012 9:08 AM

Is St Vincent in the Shins now? Sooo awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2012 10:08 AM

Awesome photos for such an awesome band!! I'm loving their Bait and Switch video which they posted on their website: http://baitandswitch.theshins.com/. I just wish they were coming to a town near me...

Posted by Emma | March 9, 2012 3:43 PM

Awesome photos for such an awesome band!! I'm loving their Bait and Switch video which they posted on their website: http://www.practice-of-classical-homoeopathy.com I just wish they were coming to a town near me

Posted by homeopathics vision | March 10, 2012 4:55 AM

aw sheeet

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2012 11:20 AM

No frohawk shot? He was in the heezzy

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2012 10:50 PM

tenkss

Posted by kadin34 | March 13, 2012 10:30 AM

Can't wait to grab Port of Morrow, loving "Bait and Switch"

http://baitandswitch.theshins.com/

Posted by Marina | March 18, 2012 11:26 PM

I was there and I am an "Industry" person! I rule!

Posted by uae ads | March 20, 2012 7:07 AM

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