Devendra Banhart cancels Israel show, schedules one in NYC — 2010 tour dates, his Liars remix, the Baby video, more
Devendra Banhart's What Will We Be came out in October 2009. He played a pair of NYC shows and jammed with Yo Gabba Gabba around that time. He's back in NYC for a show with his band the Grogs on Thursday, August 19th at Terminal 5. Tickets go on sale Friday at noon.
He has other dates scheduled for this summer too. Those include Europe in July, a few other US dates in August and shows in the South in October.
One place he won't be playing is...Arizona. Just kidding, it's Israel. A few weeks ago he canceled a show scheduled for mid-June in Tel Aviv (and not because of his recent skateboarding accident). His note about that, a stream of the remix he recently did for Liars, the newish video for "Babies", and all tour dates are below...
Liars - The Overachievers (remix by Devendra Banhart)
We love the land and people of Israel, and have been looking forward to our third show there with unimaginable anticipation. Unfortunately, we tried to make it clear that we were coming to share a human and not a political message but it seems that we are being used to support views that are not our own. We will be overjoyed to return to Israel on the day that our presence is perceived and reported on as a cultural event and not a political one. We truly hope that day comes soon.
Devendra Banhart - 2010 Tour Dates
Jul 08 Optimus Alive Lisbon, Portugal
Jul 09 Vigo Transforma Vigo, Spain
Jul 13 Kaufleuten Zurich, Switzerland
Jul 14 Villa Arconati Festival Milanam, Italy
Jul 16 Musilac Festival aix Les Bains, France
Jul 18 Dour Festival Dour, Belgium
Aug 14 -w- MGMT @ Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD
Aug 16 The Norva Norfolk, VA
Aug 17 The National Richmond, VA
Aug 19 Terminal 5 New York, NY
Oct 04 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
Oct 08 Warehouse Studio Houston, TX
Oct 09 Palladium Showroom Dallas, TX
Oct 10 Austin City Limits Austin, TX