Joanna Newsom | 2006 Tour Dates (Webster Hall)
JOANNA NEWSOM @ MCCARREN POOL, BROOKLYN | AUG 24, 2006 (CRED – BAO)
It wasn’t a good idea to throw little Joanna Newsom and her harp on a giant stage in the middle of a massive, empty, outdoor pool in Brooklyn this summer. She was swallowed up by the open sky, stage, and constant crowd noise. The majority of people were there to see headliner Neko Case, and the crowd was mostly uninterested – especially when Joanna decided to preview her new material: neverending songs that nobody had ever heard before. Don’t get me wrong, there was at least a Mercury Lounge’s capacity worth of people up front and cheering her every move, but we weren’t at Mercury Lounge. Each plane that flew overhead effortlessly stole the show. The surroundings killed the show for me, and I left disappointed.
Then (thanks to Pitchfork?) I heard Joanna’s new album Ys and fell in love with those neverending songs (which isn’t a surprise since The Milk Eyed Mender was one of my top three albums of 2004). And now I can’t wait to hear those longs songs live again – hopefully in a better setting – someplace with seats – or at the at the not-too-big Bowery Ballroom – hopefully not somewhere bigger…..
** 11-13-2006 – New York, NY – Webster Hall (early & late shows on sale)
The good news is that I think Joanna may be touring with an actual band this time. All tour dates below…
JOANNA NEWSOM | 2006 TOUR DATES
10-04 Toronto, Ontario – Mod Club
10-05 Montreal, Quebec – Ukranian Federation
10-06 Bennington, VT – Bennington College
10-07 Brooklyn, NY – Barge Music (New Yorker Festival)
10-08 Storrs, CT – Von Der Mehden Auditorium
11-08 Chicago, IL – Logan Square Auditorium
11-10 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
11-11 Logan Square Auditorium – Chicago, IL
11-13 New York, NY – Webster Hall (early & late shows)
11-14 Somerville, MA – Somerville Theatre
11-16 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
11-17 Washington DC – Black Cat
11-18 Greensboro, NC – Gail Brower Huggins Perf. Center
12-03 Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
(more dates TBA)
Joanna performed “Rock Bottom Riser” with Smog in Texas on September 18th. There’s a video on YouTube.
I’m a blogger – I like Ys – Funny ha ha