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Explosions in the Sky (Tuesday), Flaming Lips (touring), Broken Social Scene (played w/ Feist) – all dates, other news

Explosions in the Sky @ Sasquatch 2009 (more by Chris Graham)
Explosions in the Sky

Explosions in the Sky, Constantines and Castanets are playing Central Park Summerstage on Tuesday, June 30th. Tickets for that, which is not one of the NYC park’s free shows, are sold out.

Castanets also have a NYC show coming up at Cake Shop on July 10th – part of a much larger July tour. All dates below.

Later this summer, EITS will be opening several dates for the Flaming Lips. Billboard writes that, “Concertgoers who buy Flaming Lips tickets online will receive a digital EP with new songs “Convinced of the Hex,” “The Impulse” and “Silver Trembling Hands” [from the Lip’s forthcoming album Embyronic],” as well as “three digital B-side tracks” and a “digital download bootleg of the concert they attended.”

Explosions in the Sky was also scheduled to play Broken Social Scene’s Olympic Island Festival on July 11th. That show has been canceled because, among other reasons, the Molson Indy was scheduled for the same day nearby. BSS’s Kevin Drew wrote, “For us to ask, Rattlesnake Choir, Apostle of Hustle and Beach House to play while the sounds of racecars roar across the lake is absolutely ridiculous and insulting.”

Instead, there will be a free Broken Social Scene show the same day at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre. Rattlesnake Choir will open. The gig is one of a few July/August dates for BSS, who’re recording their fourth full-length album in Chicago with John McEntire of Tortoise. The record will be their first without the production of David Newfeld.

Broken Social Scene recently played a surprise show at Arts & Crafts’ NXNE showcase on June 17th. The performance included some new-album material and an appearance by Feist who is rarely a member of BSS these days, and who recently sang at a Grizzly Bear show in the same city. Videos, with the above-mentioned tour dates, below…

Broken Social Scene ft. Feist – Fucked Up Kid – June 17, 2009

Broken Social Scene – Live @ Courthouse (June/17/2009)

Explosions in the Sky – 2009 Tour Dates
06/30/2009 New York, NY Central Park Summer Stage
07/02/2009 Chicago, IL Congress Theater
07/04/2009 Austin, TX Stubb’s
08/08/2009 Houston, TX Free Press Summer Fest – Eleanor Tinsley Park
08/23/2009 Morrison, CO Red Rocks #
08/26/2009 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park #
08/28/2009 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion #
08/29/2009 Philadelphia, PA Penn’s Landing – Festival Pier #
08/30/2009 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion #
09/05/2009 Portlaoise, IRL Electric Picnic #
09/06/2009 Belfast, IRL Spring & Airbrake
09/07/2009 Sheffield Leadmill
09/08/2009 Luxembourg Rockhal
09/09/2009 Antwerp Ampitheatre Riviernhof
09/11/2009 Dorset End of the Road Festival
09/17/2009 Portland, OR MusicFest NW – Crystal Ballroom
12/11/2009 Minehead, GBR All Tomorrow’s Parties
# w/ Flaming Lips

Castanets – 2009 Tour Dates
Jun 30 – Central Park W/Explosions in the Sky, Constantines New York, New York
Jul 3 – Schuba’s Chicago, Illinois
Jul 4 – Garden Bowl Detroit, Michigan
Jul 5 – Russian Recording Bloomington, Indiana
Jul 6 – Skylab/The Shelf Columbus, Ohio
Jul 7 – Soundlab Buffalo, New York
Jul 8 – Middle East Boston, Massachusetts
Jul 10 – Cake Shop New york, New York
Jul 11 – Silent Barn Queens, New York
Jul 12 – TBD Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jul 13 – Talking Head Baltimore, Maryland
Jul 14 – Twisted Branch Charlottesville, Virginia
Jul 15 – Nightlight Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Jul 16 – Milestone Charlotte, Virginia
Jul 17 – Pilot Light Knoxville, Tennessee
Jul 19 – The Basement Nashville, Tennessee
Jul 20 – Bottletree Birmingham, Alabama
Jul 23 – Rudyard’s Houston, Texas
Jul 24 – Mohawk Austin, Texas
Jul 25 – Bash Riprocks Lubbock, Texas
Jul 26 – TBD Albuquerque, New Mexico
Jul 27 – Modified Arts Phoenix, Arizona
Jul 29 – Casbah San Diego, California
Jul 30 – Spaceland Los Angeles, California
Jul 31 – Hemlock Tavern San Francisco, California
Aug 1 – Crepe Place Santa Cruz, California
Aug 3 – Worksound Portland, Oregon

Broken Social Scene – 2009 Tour Dates
Friday July 3rd, 2009 Rothbury , MI Rothbury Festival
Saturday July 4th, 2009 Des Moines , IA 80/35 Festival
Saturday July 11th, 2009 Toronto , ON Harbourfront Centre
Sunday July 12th, 2009 Ottawa , ON Ottawa Bluesfest
Saturday July 25th, 2009 Burnaby , BC Virgin Festival BC
Sunday July 26th, 2009 Lake Tahoe , CA Wanderlust Festival
Friday August 7th, 2009 Dallas , TX The Palladium Ballroom
Saturday August 8th, 2009 Houston , TX Free Press Summer Fest

Constantines – 2009 Tour Dates
Jun 30 – Central Park Summerstage New York, New York
Jul 1 – Harbourfront Centre Toronto, Ontario
Jul 24 – Gateway Festival Bengough, Saskatchewan
Jul 25 – Brandon Folk Festival Brandon, Manitoba
Aug 8 – Lollapalooza Chicago, Illinois

Flaming Lips – 2009 Tour Dates
Jun 28 – Pitka Kuuma Helsinki, Finland
Jul 19 – Pitchfork Festival, Union Park Chicago, Illinois
Jul 26 – Splendour In The Grass Byron Bay, Australia
Jul 28 – Hordern Pavillion Moore Park, Australia
Jul 29 – Festival Hall West Melbourne, Australia
Aug 7 – Summer Sonic 09 Osaka, Japan
Aug 9 – Summer Sonic 09 Tokyo, Japan
Aug 15 – Del Mar Race Track San Diego, California
Aug 17 – Greek Theater Los Angeles, California
Aug 18 – Fox Theater Pomona, California
Aug 20 – Edgefield Amphitheater Portland, Oregon
Aug 21 – Marymoor Amphitheatre Redmond, Washington
Aug 23 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, Colorado
Aug 26 – Chastain Park Amphitheater Atlanta, Georgia
Aug 28 – Merriweather Post Pavilion Washington, DC
Aug 29 – Festival Pier Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aug 30 – Bank of America Pavilion Boston, Massachusetts
Sep 4 – Estadi Olimpic w/Coldplay Barcelona, Spain
Sep 6 – Electric Picnic Stadbally, Ireland
Sep 7 – Parc des Princes w/Coldplay Paris, France
Sep 9 – Goffertpark w/Coldplay Nijmegen, Holland
Sep 13 – All Tomorrow’s Parties Monticello, New York

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