Posted in music | tour dates on June 19, 2012

JAMC at The Fillmore, SF 6/14/2012 (via @Starflyerboy)
JAMC FIllmore

As we knew The Jesus & Mary Chain were heading to the East Coast (Osheaga in Montreal in August and Hopscotch in North Carolina in September), and various dates around Hopscotch have leaked, but we've been wondering when and if an NYC show might appear. Turns out there are two: the JAMC will play Irving Plaza on September 13 and 14. Tickets for the 9/13 and 9/14 shows go on sale Friday, June 22 at 10AM with a presale starting June 21 at 10AM. All currently known JAMC dates are listed below (more to be announced).

The Reid brothers played California last week, with a Stop at the Fillmore in San Francisco on 6/14. Here a bit of SF Weekly's (mostly) positive review:

Last night at the Fillmore, The Jesus and Mary Chain botched the beginning of three different songs, accidentally knocked over multiple microphone stands, and dropped many drum sticks. The Reid brothers, Jim and William, who comprise the group's core, bickered; additional guitarist John Moore was told to "shut up"; and the microphones fed back intermittently. Yet it was incredible how well all of this negativity suited the band.

The JAMC's aesthetic is marked by a duality that permeates every facet of its existence. Each hook is balanced with noise. Its catchiest tunes are usually the most depressing lyrically. During the band's set last night, this duality manifested itself in more than just the songs. Adorned in black blazers underneath minimal lighting, and enshrouded in gratuitous clouds of smoke, the group maintained a stoic attitude throughout the evening that was only broken by fits of frustration...

... The most upbeat tunes were followed by the most mournful, and activity on the sold-out dance floor degenerated into a bog of underwhelmed fun-seekers. Seemingly in a reaction to the morose pace of "Sidewalking," one attendee clambered on stage and began crawling. For the duration of the song's final verse, chorus, and outro, the woman slowly crawled her way from one side of the stage to the other, uninhibited, and looked decidedly cool doing it. A frenzied stage diver would not have had nearly the same effect. Anticipating the inevitable plunge and capture, she donned shades and plodded along with the perverse determination of a cult ritual. Like the tragic heroine in a JAMC lyric, she made a spectacle before self-destruction. [SF Weekly]

It's not a good JAMC show unless the band are on the brink of a fistfight. A few videos from the Fillmore show and the setlist are with the dates below.

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JAMC - The Fillmore, SF 6/14/2012 Setlist
Snakedriver
Head On
Far Gone and Out
Between Planets
Blues From a Gun
Teenage Lust
Sidewalking
Cracking Up
All Things Must Pass
Some Candy Talking
Happy When It Rains
Halfway to Crazy
Just Like Honey
Reverence
Encore:
The Hardest Walk
Taste Of Cindy
Never Understand

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JAMC - 2012 Tour Dates (more dates TBA)
Aug. 2: Thursday at the Harbor, Buffalo, NY, USA
Aug. 3: Phoenix Theatre, Toronto, ON, Canada
Aug. 4: Osheaga Music Festival, Montreal, QC, Canada
Sept. 5: House of Blues, New Orleans, LA, USA
Sept. 7: Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh, N.C., USA
Sept. 8: Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Sept. 13 - 14 Irving Plaza, NYC
Sept 15 Saint Andrews Hall, Detroit, MI
Sept. 16: Riot Fest 2012, Humboldt Park and Congress Theatre, Chicago, IL, USU

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Comments (24)

fuck yeaaa

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 10:56 AM

whoops i crapped my pants

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 11:03 AM

$58? lol

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 11:08 AM

Maybe they're headlining ATP on Friday...

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 11:08 AM

I will pay at most $20 day of show to have the privilege of being bored at this.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 11:29 AM

they may have put out some great material, but they suck live, guys.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 11:30 AM

I saw them a few years back and thought they were pretty amazing. 11:30 is either very hard to please or doesn't know what he's talking about.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 11:51 AM

yeah what band are you in? go fuck yourself.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 11:54 AM

I can vouch for 11:30, and to answer 11:54, several. I've seen enough reunion shows to say that the Mary Chain pretty much snored through their set at Hammerstein. Cherry setlist, no volume/energy. Huge disappointment.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 11:59 AM

Ok so what bands are all these bands you're in? If you're going to criticize, we should be able to criticize your shows as well. And Irving should be better than Hammerstein. Let's be serious.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 12:04 PM

Both the Pixies and My Bloody Valentine put on great shows when they reunited. JAMC did not.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 12:04 PM

11:59 meant Webster not Hammerstein.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 12:06 PM

Cut that bullshit, 12:04. Your opinion is just as meritless.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 12:07 PM

stay home, smoke some weed, and put on darklands. you'll have a much better experience than seeing these guys in concert in 2012.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 12:12 PM

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 12:16 PM

yeah JAMC are not good these days because they just don't play loud enough.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 12:17 PM

Granted I haven't seen the reunion tour yet but I just watched the "happy when it rains" vid posted here and it sounds great! I'm excited for this...

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 12:26 PM

One new song on the set still, recorded in 2008 and released on the HEROES soundtrack, for chrissakes.

CASH GRAB!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 12:27 PM

I remember more of the moshing and fighting at the Webster show than I do of the setlist.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 12:35 PM

They sound fine live, they're just not that exciting to watch. Go if you've never seen them, but I'm not shelling out $50 again after that Webster show a few years ago.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 1:18 PM

i enjoyed them 5 years ago at webster but i don't have an interest in seeing them again

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 1:58 PM

jesus and MEHry chain

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 2:46 PM

Just left Irving Plaza 14 th Sept before the end.
Jim Reid's voice impressed, but the rhythm section was a shambles and timing Was off. They completely ruined happy when it rains, started wrong and it got worse. Playing the right rhythm might help. A real disappointment from one of my favorite bands ever.

Posted by Amanda Carey | September 15, 2012 12:25 AM

I really like the pixies.

Posted by jordon | July 28, 2013 8:01 PM

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