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Sharon Van Etten played 3 NYC shows (pics), playing SXSW, BAM, ATP, Newport & other dates

Bowery photos by Amanda Hatfield, MHOW photos by Anna Webber

Sharon Van Etten & alien balloon @ Bowery Ballroom
Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten‘s recent round of East Coast dates came to a close over the weekend with a trio of homecoming shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg and Bowery Ballroom. The first and second shows featured support from Shearwater and went down on 2/24 at MHOW and 2/25 at Bowery; pictures of Sharon from both adorn this post. Sharon’s next date was at Bowery Ballroom on the following evening (2/26) with Carter Tanton and Glass Ghost (no pics).

The Saturday show was especially joyous, being that she was back home, it was at her favorite venue Bowery Ballroom (where it once seemed like a big deal that she sold out for just one night), her family was in the house, she was celebrating a birthday, there was a huge balloon alien on stage that was a gift from the Antlers (who were all in the audience), and it was her last date with Shearwater who came out for the encore to play as one big happy band with Sharon and crew. (like they have on other dates of the tour). “Sharon Van Etten melting hearts and faces” I tweeted from the show.

Sharon Van Etten boards a plane later this week for a short string of dates in Europe, but will be back on US soil in time to play two shows at SXSW: the big NPR show at Stubb’s with the just-added Fiona Apple and the Secretly Canadian/Jagjaguwar/Dead Oceans showcase at Mohawk Patio on 3/15 with Brazos, Gardens & Villa, Bear in Heaven, and The War On Drugs. SVE will also play ATP I’ll Be Your Mirror in NJ, Newport Folk Fest, and the Dessner-curated fest at BAM in Brooklyn this year View all of her current tour dates below.

Shearwater pictures and dates HERE. All Sharon tour dates and pictures, below…

Sharon Van Etten at Music Hall of Williamsburg on 2/24

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Sharon Van Etten at Bowery Ballroom on 2/25

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SHARON VAN ETTEN – 2012 TOUR DATES
March 1, 2012 Cargo London, – United Kingdom
March 2, 2012 Point FMR Paris, – France
March 3, 2012 Rotonde Brussels, – Belgium
March 4, 2012 Paradiso Amsterdam, – Netherlands
March 6, 2012 Gruener Salon Berlin, – Germany
March 14, 2012 SXSW Stubb,’s, Austin, Texas
March 15, 2012 SXSW The Mohawk (outdoor patio) Austin, Texas
March 20, 2012 The Avalon Los Angeles, California
March 21, 2012 The Independent San Francisco, California
March 23, 2012 The Aladdin Theater Portland, Oregon
March 24, 2012 The Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver, – Canada
March 25, 2012 Neptune Theater Seattle, Washington
March 27, 2012 State Room Salt Lake City, Utah
March 28, 2012 The Bluebird Theater Denver, Colorado
March 30, 2012 Mission Creek Festival Iowa City, Iowa
March 31, 2012 Luminary Center for the Arts St. Louis,, Missouri
April 1, 2012 Rhino’s Bloomington, Indiana
April 19, 2012 Ottobar Baltimore, Maryland
April 20, 2012 Jefferson Theatre Charlottesville, Virginia
April 21, 2012 Grey Eagle Asheville, North Carolina
April 22, 2012 Bottletree Cafe Birmingham, Alabama
April 24, 2012 The Square Room Knoxville, Tennessee
April 25, 2012 The Earl Atlanta, Georgia
April 26, 2012 Mercy Lounge Nashville, Tennessee
April 27, 2012 Mayday Northside Cincinnati, Ohio
April 28, 2012 Carnegie Lecture Hall Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
May 03, 2012 BAM, Brooklyn, NY (Crossing Brooklyn Ferry)
May 16, 2012 The Scala London, – United Kingdom
May 17, 2012 The Deaf Institute Manchester, – United Kingdom
May 18, 2012 Whelans Dublin, – Ireland
May 20, 2012 Brudenell Social Club Leeds, – United Kingdom
May 21, 2012 Komedia Brighton, – United Kingdom
June 21, 2012 Union Transfer Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
July 28-29, 2012 Newport Folk Festival
August 4, 2012 First Avenue Minneapolis, Minnesota
September 21- 23, 2012 ATP I’ll Be Your Mirror Asbury Park, NJ

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