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Yann Tiersen played MHOW & Irving Plaza with Felix (pics/setlist)

photos by Joe McCabe

Yann Tiersen @ Irving Plaza
Yann Tiersen

As [opener] Felix‘s set ambled to a close, the arrival of synthesizers, an electric bass, and guitars led to some murmurs in the audience. The crowd erupts into applause as four, lanky, forty-something men gathered on stage and equipped themselves with their distinctly ‘rock’ instruments. The most distinct of them all (gaunt, stubbled, and smoker’s-lunged) was Yann Tiersen, who nestled in the corner of the smoky stage.

…As the group’s single “Palestine” growled menacingly through the venue, the projection cast an ominous flashing PALESTINE in white on the wall, an artful yet mysterious display. Mid-set, a lone, passionate violin crooned “Sur le Fil”, much to the audience’s delight. However, besides the occasional appearance of the glockenspiel and the faint cry of the violin among the laser-noises, the rest of the set was much more Brooklyn than Burgundy. -[The Highlighter]

Yann Tiersen played three NYC area shows in the past week+, including a free Record Store Day show at J&R on April 21, a show at Irving Plaza on April 27 (where these pics are from), and Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 28 (where the above review comes from).

The shows, part of a bigger tour with UK trio (previously a duo) Felix, are in support of Tiersen’s latest effort, the Skyline LP out now on Anti Records. Felix also had a new baby to proudly display in their own Oh Holy Molar LP, out now via Kranky Records.

More pictures from Irving Plaza, including a shot of Yann’s setlist, and all tour dates, below…

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YANN TIERSEN – 2012 TOUR DATES
Wednesday, 5/02 – The Phoenix Theatre, Toronto, ON, CA *
Thursday, 5/03 – Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH, US *
Friday, 5/04 – Metro, Chicago, IL, US *
Saturday, 5/05 – First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, US *
Tuesday, 5/08 – Showbox at the Market, Seattle, WA, US
Wednesday, 5/09 – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC, CA
Thursday, 5/10 – Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR, US
Friday, 5/11 – Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA, US
Saturday, 5/12 – The Music Box, Los Angeles, CA, US
Monday, 5/14 – Belly Up, San Diego, CA, US
Tuesday, 5/15 – The Rialto Theatre, Tucson, AZ, US
Thursday, 5/17 – TREES, Dallas, TX, US
Friday, 5/18 – Emo’s East, Austin, TX, US
Saturday, 5/19 – Fitzgeralds, Houston, TX, US
Sunday, 5/20 – House of Blues, New Orleans, LA, US
Tuesday, 5/22 – Beacham Theatre, Orlando, FL, US
Wednesday, 5/23 – Grand Central, Miami, FL, US
Thursday, 5/24 – Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA, US
Friday, 5/25 – Cat’s Cradle, Chapel Hill, NC, US
Saturday, 5/26 – 9:30 Club, Washington, DC, US
Thursday, 5/31 – Reykjavík Concert Hall Reykjavík, Iceland
Sunday, 6/03 – Primavera Sound Festival Barcelona, Spain
Thursday, 6/07 – Optimus Primavera Sound Festival Porto, Portugal
Saturday, 6/30 – Days Off Festival – Cité de la musique Paris, IDF, FR
Friday, 7/06 – Pohoda Festival Pohoda, Slovak Republic
Saturday, 7/07 – Poolbar Festival Feldkirsh, Austria
Friday, 8/10 – Flow Festival Helsinki, Finland
Saturday, 8/18 – Greenman Festival, UK
* w/ Felix

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