Posted in music | tour dates on July 15, 2013

by Andrew Sacher

Yeah Yeah Yeahs at Webster Hall in April (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs

NYC indie rock mainstays Yeah Yeah Yeahs are still on the heels of an awesomely weird new album, Mosquito, for which they played a relatively intimate release show at Webster Hall, which followed two far more intimate benefit shows in the year or so prior at Union Pool and Brooklyn Bowl. (They also had a set at this year's Brooklyn festival GoogaMooga.) And they're now set to do the exact opposite of that.

Like NYC bands The National and Vampire Weekend before them, YYYs have announced that they'll headline new Brooklyn arena Barclays Center on September 19! Tickets for their largest hometown show yet are not on sale yet go on sale Friday (7/19) at 11 AM with a presale starting Wednesday (7/17) at 11 AM.

In related news, TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek just remixed Mosquito track, "Despair," which you can listen to at Pitchfork.

All upcoming YYYs dates are listed, along with the video for the original version of "Despair," below...

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Despair" Official Video

Yeah Yeah Yeahs -- 2013 Tour Dates
JUL 15 O2 Academy Islington London, United Kingdom
JUL 17 Pardiso Amsterdam, Netherlands
JUL 18 Dour Festival Dour, Belgium
JUL 20 Latitude Festival Southwold, United Kingdom
JUL 21 Marlay Park Dublin, Ireland
AUG 10 Outside Lands Festival San Francisco, CA
AUG 12 Marymoor Park Seattle, WA
AUG 14 Edgefield Portland, OR
AUG 17 Henry Miller Library Big Sur, CA
AUG 19 Boulevard Pool @ The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, NV
AUG 23 Del Mar Race Track Del Mar, CA
AUG 24 FYF Festival Los Angeles, CA
SEP 19 Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY
SEP 21 Music Midtown Atlanta, GA
NOV 02 Megaspace w/ Red Hot Chili Peppers Belo Horizonte, Brazil
NOV 09 Parque Dos Atletas w/ Red Hot Chili Peppers Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

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Comments (37)

I think we all saw this coming...

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2013 10:46 AM

How can you call them an indie rock mainstay when they've been on a major label for most of their careers? Yeah, I know, I know, the word "indie" is a broad one these days that's more about a style than being defined on which label you're on, but with that broadening I think comes the acceptance that rock music is just rock music.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2013 10:49 AM

BWAHAHAHA...come on now..

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2013 10:56 AM

Price guesses? Obviously $10 right outside Barclays night of, but what's Ticketmaster asking?

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2013 10:58 AM

They're going to need another big act to join them for this to make sense. I'm thinking TV On The Radio (and more).

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2013 10:59 AM

Can't wait to grab a last minute ticket to this for way cheap.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2013 11:03 AM

Openers are TVOTR and Deerhunter.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2013 11:15 AM

deerhunter is playing webster hall that night.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2013 11:18 AM

This will sell really well if there's just one night. Anyone thinking there will be cheap leftovers on the sidewalk or Stubhub will be dead wrong. Huge fanbase, not much competition, easy location and on a Thursday night. You idiot promoter-wannabes are so wildly inaccurate with predictions here.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2013 11:50 AM

No actually their new record is a huge turd, sold nothing and this a huge mistake putting them in a room that big

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2013 11:52 AM

1150 just moved from the midwest lol. Obviously never been to huge shows here in NYC.

ps Flag will be playing at Irving Plaza the same night!

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2013 11:52 AM

11:50, they just played to a huge crowd at Googa Mooga.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2013 11:57 AM

11:52

Flag = 30 to 45 y.o. men fanbase that rarely attends shows

YYYs = 14-40 y.o. women and men fanbase that attend shows regularly

It's that simple. Youre wrong.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2013 12:00 PM

11:57 - Googa Mooga was not a huge crowd there just to see them. At all. Though I admit they held their own admirably.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2013 12:00 PM

Great looking thigh in the picture.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2013 12:02 PM

TM is asking $50 / $30

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2013 12:07 PM

Dave Sitek remix? Let me guess, same song but with more reverb.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2013 12:14 PM

I wonder what kooky outfit Karen will wear for this show!

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2013 12:18 PM

"This will sell really well if there's just one night. Anyone thinking there will be cheap leftovers on the sidewalk or Stubhub will be dead wrong. Huge fanbase, not much competition, easy location and on a Thursday night. You idiot promoter-wannabes are so wildly inaccurate with predictions here."

-Bowery Presents employee

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2013 12:35 PM

Even if it doesn't sell well, it's not going to stop bands like this being booked at venues as large as this. Arcade Fire, Passion Pit, The National, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend... It's just the new standard that the biggest indie-ish bands will play one huge MSG or Barclay's show against a tour of mid-sized venues or theatres that in turn gives you the impression they've hit it "big" when really, there's just a huge opportunity for music like this in NYC/NJ than most other parts of the country.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2013 1:05 PM

"This will sell really well if there's just one night. Anyone thinking there will be cheap leftovers on the sidewalk or Stubhub will be dead wrong"


-Says the Dunce

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2013 1:10 PM

I like the shorty shorts. She has a perfect thigh dimple.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2013 1:17 PM

I bought the CD when it came out and probably listened to it ten times. I can't remember what a single song sounds like.

Posted by Regular reader | July 15, 2013 1:48 PM

Do you know what all those shows you mentioned all have in common, 1:05? Cheap seats on the sidewalk the night of the show. Especially Vampire Weekend.. literally 5 dollar tickets on Stubhub when they played Radio City during the last tour.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2013 2:38 PM

Not really interested in paying a bunch of money to see a 70 minute set. Also their new album is pretty bad

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2013 3:56 PM

2:38pm, you must have missed my first words that said "Even if this doesn't sell well..." I personally don't think booking these shows are so much about them making bank on ticket sales as they are trying to establish "indie" bands as powerhouse arena acts. They'll take the loss for the night if it bolsters their image in the long term.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2013 4:01 PM

i'd fuck this flat-chested tranny with my spatula-shaped cock

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2013 7:08 PM

Spatula-shaped cock? That's odd. My cock looks like an egg-beater.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2013 7:30 PM

105 So "indie-ish" means mainstream pop-rock? Passion Pit, The National, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend - I wouldn't pay a dime to see any of those bands. In fact you have to pay me to sit through them.
356 Pretty much nailed it. I'd go see The YYY's but I wouldn't pay more than $20. I just don't see them as a major/arena act.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2013 7:51 PM

Who cares? I can't believe people actually like this band....

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2013 8:12 PM

Yeah, yeah, yeah but look at those legs!

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2013 8:28 PM

The GA will be a hot ticket. The seats however will be BOGO night of show.

Posted by Anonymous | July 16, 2013 8:53 AM

Anyone have a presale password for the Barclays show?

Posted by Kitty | July 16, 2013 2:26 PM

Presale Password is: BelowFaceDayOfShow

Posted by Anonymous | July 16, 2013 2:29 PM

passcode = rustbox

Posted by Anonymous | July 16, 2013 2:44 PM

This is going to be amazing! Can't wait to grab a last minute ticket.

Posted by Arthur | September 16, 2013 4:08 PM

Hope to get this!

Posted by Jacob Sadeh | September 16, 2013 6:27 PM

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