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updated Yo La Tengo tour dates, NYC show additions, Yura Yura Teikoku in Brooklyn (tonight) & some free tickets

Yura Yura Teikoku
Yura Yura

As promised, Yo La Tengo added some more names to the bill of their September 25th NYC show at Roseland Ballroom that already includes opening an set by Black Lips, and a set in the lobby by Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co (tickets). I’m not sure if this is the final update, but there are two more additions. Joshua White & Gary Panter Light Show will be there (I guess doing a light show), and John Oliver of the Daily Show will be hosting (and presumably telling some jokes). I have one pair of tickets to giveaway. Details below.

Yura Yura Teikoku opened for Yo La Tengo at shows on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week…

“Warming up the stage with a lean blast of angular guitar rock, Japanese trio Yura Yura Teikoku was a fitting opener, just as interested in its music’s fringes as the headliners so obviously were.” [Boston Globe]

“But for me — and several bewildered folks I spoke with during and after the show — the night belonged to Yura Yura Teikoku, a Tokyo-based psych-rock trio that opened the show. Sweet holy hell. They might be my new favorite band. I even bought a CD at the show, which I rarely do — mostly because I typically already have CDs sent to me from bands playing shows at HG. And also ‘cuz I’m cheap.” [Solid State]

Yura Yura Teikoku headline their own show at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn tonight (9/18). Tickets are still on sale, and I have two pair to giveaway. Details with some videos, and all Yo La Tengo tour dates, also below…

Yura Yura Teikoku @ Music Hall of Williamsburg in 2008

Yura Yura Teikoku @ Music Hall of Williamsburg in 2008

Yura Yura Teikoku @ Music Hall of Williamsburg in 2008

TO WIN THE YO LA TENGO TICKETS: Email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Yo La Tengo). Include your first and last name. A winner will be picked at random and contacted.

TO WIN THE Yura Yura Teikoku TICKETS: Email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: YYT). Include your first and last name. Two winners will be picked at random and contacted ASAP.

Yo La Tengo – 2009 Tour Dates

September
Friday 18 Durham, NC Carolina Theater
Saturday 19 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
Monday 21 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
Tuesday 22 Knoxville, TN Bijou Theater
Wednesday 23 Louisville, KY Headliners
Thursday 24 Nelsonville, OH Stuart’s Opera House
Friday 25 New York, NY Roseland (NYC)

October
Friday 02 Montreal, QC Le National
Saturday 03 Toronto, ON Opera House
Monday 05 Cleveland, OH Beachland Tavern
Tuesday 06 Chicago, IL The Vic
Wednesday 07 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Friday 09 Omaha, NE Slowdown
Saturday 10 Denver, CO Ogden
Sunday 11 Solano Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern
Monday 12 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
Wednesday 14 Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theater
Thursday 15 Los Angeles, CA Avalon
Friday 16 San Diego, CA Soma
Saturday 17 Santa Cruz, CA Rio Theater
Sunday 18 San Francisco, CA 100% Equal Festival
Tuesday 20 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
Wednesday 21 Vancouver, Commodore Ballroom
Thursday 22 Seattle, WA Showbox

November
Thursday 05 Dublin, IE Tripod
Friday 06 Glasgow, ABC
Saturday 07 Manchester, GB Academy 2
Sunday 08 London, UK The Roundhouse
Tuesday 10 Bielefeld, DE Forum
Wednesday 11 Leuven, BE Het Depot
Thursday 12 Amsterdam, Melkweg
Saturday 14 Copenhagen, DK Gray Hall
Sunday 15 Oslo, NO Cosmopolite
Tuesday 17 Stockholm, SE Kagelbanan
Wednesday 18 Lund, SE Mejeriet
Thursday 19 Hamburg, DE Markthalle
Friday 20 Den Hague, Crossing Border Festival
Sunday 22 Dusseldorf, DE Zakk
Monday 23 Berlin, DE Postbahnhof
Wednesday 25 Katowice, PL Hipnoza Club
Thursday 26 Vienna, AT Arena
Friday 27 Fribourg, CH FRI-SON
Saturday 28 Florence, IT Auditorium Flog
Monday 30 Paris, FR Le Bataclan

December
Monday 14 Osaka, JP Club Quattro
Tuesday 15 Nagoya, JP Club Quattro
Thursday 17 Tokyo, JP Prince Stellar Ball

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