As mentioned, New Pornographer AC Newman will release his new solo album, Shut Down the Streets, on October 9 via Matador and will kick off a tour with The Mynabirds later that month which hits the NYC area on October 22 at Bowery Ballroom (tickets) and October 24 at Maxwell's (tickets). All dates are listed below.
But you won't have to wait that long to catch AC Newman in NYC because we're happy to announce that he'll be playing a BrooklynVegan-presented show at The Rock Shop on October 8, the day before the album's release. Entry can be obtained by purchasing the album early from one of the following NYC record stores:
Other Music (in-store only, not online)
In Living Stereo
Co Op 87
The stores will have the album on sale starting October 6 (three days ahead of its official release) and tickets at each store will be limited. You can also get in by winning a pair from us. We have a few, and contest details are below.
UPDATE: You can also get a ticket if you order from the Matador store and then email email@example.com with the subject "AC Newman ticket" and your order number (while supplies last).
We've also got a new short film inspired by AC Newman's new album called "Want You To Know." The film was made by James Blose. You can watch it, along with a list of updated dates and those contest details, below.
Want You To Know by James Blose
AC Newman -- 2012 Tour Dates
Oct 08 Brooklyn, NY The Rock Shop
Oct 22 Bowery Ballroom w/ The Mynabirds New York, NY
Oct 23 Brighton Music Hall w/ The Mynabirds Allston, MA
Oct 24 Maxwell's w/ The Mynabirds Hoboken, NJ
Oct 25 First Unitarian Church w/ The Mynabirds Philadelphia, PA
Oct 26 Black Cat w/ The Mynabirds Washington, DC
Oct 27 Motorco Music Hall w/ The Mynabirds Durham, NC
Oct 28 The EARL w/ The Mynabirds Atlanta, GA
Oct 29 Duck Room at Blueberry Hill w/ The Mynabirds St Louis, MO
Oct 30 The Empty Bottle w/ The Mynabirds Chicago, IL
Nov 01 Turf Club w/ The Mynabirds St Paul, MN
Nov 02 West End Cultural Centre w/ The Mynabirds Winnipeg, Canada
Nov 03 Amigo's w/ The Mynabirds Saskatoon, Canada
Nov 05 Starlite Room w/ The Mynabirds Edmonton, Canada
Nov 06 THE REPUBLIK w/ The Mynabirds Calgary, Canada
Nov 08 The Biltmore Cabaret w/ Harriet Vancouver, Canada
Nov 09 The Crocodile w/ Harriet Seattle, WA
Nov 10 Doug Fir Lounge w/ Harriet Portland, OR
Nov 12 The Independent w/ Harriet San Francisco, CA
Nov 13 The Echoplex w/ Harriet Los Angeles, CA
Nov 14 The Casbah w/ Harriet San Diego, CA
For a chance at winning tickets to AC Newman at THe Rock Shop: either tweet something that includes both @BrooklynVegan AND "AC NEWMAN" in the tweet, or send an email to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject line "AC NEWMAN". Include your first and last name in the email. We'll pick a winner at random and contact them with more details. If you enter by email, it will not be shared with anyone else. Good luck!