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Gnarls Barkley played Irving Plaza for MySpace (pics & setlist) – Letterman tonight, Apple store, other tour dates

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Gnarls Barkley @ Irving Plaza

Gnarls Barkley @ Irving Plaza

Gnarls Barkley, Battles and Janelle Monae played the 150th MySpace Secret Show at the Fillmore NY @ Irving Plaza last night (June 8, 2008). It was hot, sweaty, crowded and free. People waited on line for hours in the sweltering heat to get in. The line started forming around 2pm. Gnarls Barkley took the stage around 9:45, and their performance, outfits and all, was very similar to the show they recently played at Highline Ballroom. That is not a bad thing.

Catch Gnarls Barkley on Letterman tonight (June 9). Listen to them on NPR. Over the weekend they played the Roots Picnic in Philly. On Tuesday they’ll be at the Apple Store (stripped down).

This singular performance, in support of the acclaimed new Gnarls album The Odd Couple, will begin promptly at 7:00 PM, and is first-come, first-in.

“Gnarls wanted to give their fans a live show that’s fundamentally different from anything they could get from an album,” said a spokesperson for the band. “Recently, they’ve been experimenting with a stripped-down lineup, and the songs have sounded exquisite. They were planning to hit up the Apple Store anyway, so they thought, ‘Why not play a few songs while we’re there?’ When they heard there was a half-moon on the 10th, they thought, ‘Perfect.'”

This show will mark the premiere of Gnarls Barkley’s sparse, core-lineup live show. Afterwards, Gnarls will take its stripped-down show to Europe for its June Residency Series in London and Paris, from June 12 – June 18.

More Irving pictures, the setlist, and tour dates below….

Gnarls Barkley @ Irving Plaza

Gnarls Barkley @ Irving Plaza

Gnarls Barkley @ Irving Plaza

Gnarls Barkley @ Irving Plaza

Gnarls Barkley @ Irving Plaza

Gnarls Barkley @ Irving Plaza

Gnarls Barkley @ Irving Plaza

Gnarls Barkley @ Irving Plaza

Gnarls Barkley @ Irving Plaza

Gnarls Barkley @ Irving Plaza

Gnarls Barkley @ Irving Plaza

Gnarls Barkley @ Irving Plaza

Gnarls Barkley @ Irving Plaza

Gnarls Barkley @ Irving Plaza

Gnarls Barkley @ Irving Plaza

Gnarls Barkley @ Irving Plaza

Gnarls Barkley @ Irving Plaza

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Gnarls Barkley – 2008 Tour Dates
Jun 7 – The Roots Picnic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jun 8 – 150TH MYSPACE SECRET SHOW New York, New York
Jun 9 – David Letterman Show New York, New York
Jun 10 – SoHo Apple Store New York, New York
Jun 12 – 229 London, UK
Jun 13 – Bush Hall London, UK
Jun 14 – Union Chapel London, UK
Jun 17 – Paris Paris Paris, France
Jun 18 – Le Milliardaire Paris, France
Jun 21 – Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Las Vegas, Nevada
Jun 28 – SoCo Music Experience Denver, Colorado
Jul 1 – Nalen Stockhlom
Jul 2 – Quart Festival Kristiansand, Norway
Jul 4 – Roskilde Festival Roskilde, Denmark
Jul 5 – Rock Werchter Brussels
Jul 6 – Eurockness Festival Belfort
Jul 8 – Astoria 2 London
Jul 10 – Montreaux Jazz Festival Montreaux, Switzerland
Jul 13 – North Sea Jazz Festival Rotterdam
Jul 14 – Gloria Konzert Cologne
Jul 17 – Arezzo Wave Festival Arezzo
Jul 19 – Benicassim Festival Benicásim
Jul 20 – Sala Heineken Madrid
Jul 27 – The Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, California
Aug 3 – Lollapalooza Chicago, Illinois
Aug 9 – South Side Works Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Sep 28 – Austin City Limits Austin, Texas

Gnarls Barkley @ Irving Plaza

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