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Yeah Yeah Yeahs at Brooklyn Bowl, December 2011 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin])
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The Yeah Yeah Yeahs will play a Hurricane Sandy relief benefit at the very tiny Union Pool on Saturday, December 8. Opening the show will be Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band which is Tunde Adebimpe from TV on the Radio, plus Alex Holden, Ryan Sawyer And Josh Werner. Between sets, duo Creep will DJ.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday (11/27) at noon are either $75 (includes a complimentary Jameson cocktail) or $100 which will also include a silkscreened poster designed by Tunde Adebimpe. All proceeds go to Waves For Water, an "international surf-based non-profit organization, whose positive, "no-nonsense" approach has provided clean water to victims of natural disasters around the globe." You can also donate directly to Waves for Water's Hurricane Sandy Relief Initiative here.

Meanwhile, word is the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have completed work on their new, still-untitled, album (their first in four years) which will reportedly be out Spring 2013. Maybe they'll play some of the new songs at Union Pool.

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs poster

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Comments (30)

It's a tiny venue, they should charge a lot more.

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2012 3:33 PM

^Please, find more things to complain about.

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2012 3:40 PM

no, it's true though. it's a benefit show, they could sell this out in ten minutes charging $150-200.

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2012 3:49 PM

would love to go, but i hope its not another 25 min set like their benefit show was last year at brooklyn bowl.

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2012 3:54 PM

Radio City was too big, this'll be great

Posted by GW | November 26, 2012 3:55 PM

That's like 25 tacos I could buy instead right there

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2012 4:00 PM

A silkscreen is not a lithograph.

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2012 4:01 PM

cheap tics

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2012 4:19 PM

coachella coachella coachella

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2012 4:51 PM

weird when benefits are sponsored by things like jameson

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2012 5:55 PM

The National and Sufjan are playing a benefit at the Bell House. Heard it here first bitches.

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2012 5:58 PM

YYYs last show, at Secret Project Robot, was a complete clusterfuck. When you weren't really that good to begin with and you stop playing and practicing together, playing a one-off show is going to be awful.

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2012 6:37 PM

what happens with the new album? radio city, msg, a festival?

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2012 7:36 PM

"what happens with the new album? radio city, msg, a festival?"

Who cares besides a few dummies?

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2012 8:21 PM

includes a complimentary Jameson cocktail

?

does this mean open bar or one drink?!

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2012 10:36 PM

^^ one drink.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 7:56 AM

You like You buy! \o/

Posted by zincink | November 27, 2012 9:25 AM

Has anyone been able to buy tickets?

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 11:06 AM

anyone have the password? and dont say hummus!

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 11:14 AM

password: sandyhummus

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 11:29 AM

did you try hoomoos?

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 11:31 AM

what is the password for the discount?

Posted by stegaral | November 27, 2012 11:46 AM

holy smokes that was fast

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 12:00 PM

what the fuck just happened

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 12:01 PM

I was refreshing my browser waiting for noon to roll around and in one click they went from not for sale yet to both $75 and $100 options Sold Out. Ive never see that happen like that. I think the "sale" was just for show.

Posted by christopher | November 27, 2012 12:03 PM

If you tried for 2 tix it said sold out, but 1 worked fine

Posted by got one | November 27, 2012 12:04 PM

I didn't get shit. I got a shellgame from Brown Toilet Tickets.

Posted by zincink | November 27, 2012 2:09 PM

what'd you expect; union pool has a capacity of like 150 tops; probably only 75 or so for the concert area.

i don't get why big bands play extremely small venues for benefit shows and charge under $100. YYYs could charge $200+ for a venue 3x the size of this (like bowery ballroom or brooklyn bowl) and sell it out, thus pulling in 6x as much money for their cause.

this has happened before.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 3:25 PM

Jesus, we're all in big trouble.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 5:03 PM

most of been fun playing on here.

Posted by catering winnipeg | July 4, 2013 3:59 PM

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