photos by Mimi Hong

DIIV / Lodro @ Market Hotel 3/4/2016

DIIV's decision to stage its NYC residency at the venue is chiefly personal. "Devin [DIIV's bassist] and Colby, our first drummer, met at Market Hotel; I met Devin while he was working the door. Todd, the guy who owns the place, kind of took him under his wing," Smith explained.

But DIIV's Market Hotel homecoming is bigger than even its personal foundations -- it celebrates the possibilities of a real NYC revival. "We played the last night at 285 Kent, we played the last night at Glasslands, and it felt like we were ushering out the end of some DIY scene in New York. It felt like all these things were ending," Smith explained. "So it's really cool for us to be a part of the beginning of something that feels DIY rather than an end." - [i-D]

DIIV played three sold-out nights at Market Hotel last week, each show with different openers. We caught night 2 (Friday, March 4) which was with old pals Lodro and pictures from the night are in this post.

The band are skipping SXSW this year, instead heading to the UK next week for a lengthy tour that will take them through Europe as well. Upon returning, they'll tour North America. No NYC show scheduled at the moment but they will play Philadelphia on May 21 as part of Making Time @ 714. All dates are listed below.




DIIV - 2016 Tour Dates
Mar 16 Rough Trade London, United Kingdom
Mar 17 O2 Institute Birmingham, United Kingdom
Mar 18 Heaven London, United Kingdom
Mar 19 Rock City (Basement) Nottingham, United Kingdom
Mar 20 Gorilla Manchester, United Kingdom
Mar 21 The Plug Sheffield, United Kingdom
Mar 22 Belgrave Hall Leeds, United Kingdom
Mar 24 SWG3 Glasgow, United Kingdom
Mar 25 Bongo Club Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Mar 26 Riverside Newcastle, United Kingdom
Mar 27 Arts Club Liverpool, United Kingdom
Mar 28 Haunt Brighton, United Kingdom
Mar 30 Gebäude 9 Koln, Germany
Mar 31 Lido Berlin, Germany
Apr 01 Orangehouse Munich, Germany
Apr 02 Mascotte Zurich, Switzerland
Apr 03 Circolo Magnolia Milan, Italy
Apr 06 LA FLECHE D'OR Paris, France
Apr 07 Botanique Brussels, Belgium
Apr 08 Motel Mozaique Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands
Apr 09 ROTONDES Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Apr 10 Uebel & Gefaehrlich Hamburg, Germany
Apr 11 Paradiso Amsterdam, Netherlands
Apr 13 Reading 3 Tel Aviv, Israel
May 14 Sweet Life Festival Columbia, MD
May 21 Making Time @ 714 Philadelphia, PA
May 22 Spirit West Pittsburg, PA
May 23 Grog Shop Cleveland, OH
May 25 The Ready Room St Louis, MO
May 26 The Bottleneck Lawrence, KS
May 27 Trees Dallas, TX
May 28 The Mohawk Austin, TX
May 29 White Oak Music Hall Lawn Houston, TX
May 30 Gasa Gasa New Orleans, LA
Jun 01 Terminal West Atlanta, GA
Jun 02 Saturn Birmingham, AL
Jun 03 Zanzabar Louisville, KY
Jun 04 The Loving Touch Ferndale, MI
Jun 05 Field Trip Festival Toronto, Canada
Jun 07 The Sinclair Cambridge, MA
Jun 08 The Met Pawtucket, RI
Jul 08 Gridlock Festival Halifax, Canada