Posted in music | tour dates on May 21, 2012

Polyphonic Spree

The Polyphonic Spree are on tour with Sweet Lee Morrow and play Webster Hall in NYC on May 23, a show they're going to record and release...

"NYC was our first home away from home in the States," says Spree frontman Tim DeLaughter of the decision to record their first concert album there. "We went from very small crowds in Texas to the UK for for the Meltdown Festival curated by David Bowie in 2002, then straight to New York to play eight shows in seven days on our 'layover' back to Dallas. Our friend took all of our first photos in Williamsburg near the East River (before it was developed) and the rest is history. New York embraced us from the get go. Cynicism wasn't part of it, ironically. We toured so much overseas initially, and coming 'back to the States and feeling at home' meant Brooklyn and Manhattan."

In addition to the live release, The Polyphonic Spree are planning to release a Christmas album this fall, before taking their annual Holiday Extravaganza, which they've staged in their hometown of Dallas for the last nine years, to other markets for the first time. And the band has commenced recording a new original album -- their first since 2007's "The Fragile Army" -- intended for release sometime in 2013. Details will follow later this year.

And this won't be the first time the band recorded Christmas music.

Tickets are still on sale for the Webster Hall show. All dates are listed below...

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The Polyphonic Spree -- 2012 Tour Dates
May 21 -- Washington, DC -- Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
May 22 -- Boston, MA -- Paradise Rock Club
May 23 -- New York, NY -- Webster Hall
May 25 -- Philadelphia, PA -- Theatre of Living Arts
May 26 -- Carrboro, NC -- Cat's Cradle
May 28 -- Charlotte, NC -- McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square
May 29 -- Nashville, TN -- Exit/IN

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Comments (21)

if you like this band 7 years ago I'll forgive you... If you still like them now you are beyond help..

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 11:47 AM

Gotta agree w/ 11:47

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 12:00 PM

someone please drop them a note that no one cares anymore and to please go away

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 12:01 PM

That "Cheerleader" song is pretty cool.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 12:16 PM

Those comments are rude. Even if They aren't your thing, no reason to be mean. Good luck with everything TPS!

Posted by KT | May 21, 2012 12:42 PM

"Those comments are rude"

be glad they didn't play Googa Mooga

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 1:17 PM

Can I ask a question? How the hell do they make money?
There's like 40 people in the band? I would think they would need to play some sort of an arena to make any sort of profit.
And, I too agree with 11:47

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 1:20 PM

In terms of pure evil...

ABBA > Polyphonic Spree

or

Polyphonic Spree > ABBA

?

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 1:20 PM

ABBA were fuckin' pop geniuses.. some of the most well crafted pop songs in the last 40 years... You have to have a mental problem to even compare them to Polyphonic Spree

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 1:32 PM

Wow, why all the hate in the comments? To each his own, but considering they make great music about love and joy, it doesn't surprise me that such bitter people wouldn't like them.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 1:33 PM

"great music about love and joy" if you cant see this for what it is than you either work for them or you are hitting the 'shrooms pretty
hard..

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 4:31 PM

I'm a Spree Fiend!

Posted by Eriq | May 21, 2012 7:24 PM

tripping daisy should just reform instead

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 8:53 PM

Opening act Sweet Lee Morrow blows. My ears are bleeding. What a wasted evening.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 9:10 PM

this niggaz still around rofl

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 11:11 PM

1:17 they missed Nooga Mooga, that's bad!

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 10:16 AM

tripping daisy can't reform the original guitar player is died,just like the music taste in new york.Now all you fucking indie douchebag hipsters just go back to brooklyn.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 1:18 PM

with guitar players being died, I guess I should send my prays

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 1:34 PM

I think For Squirrels, Hum and Neds Atomic Dust Bin Should reform too?

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 1:38 PM

I would love to see a fully signed CD by the Polyphnic Spree!

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 1:39 PM

what about squirrels now.

Posted by jordon | July 30, 2013 4:27 PM

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