Lucero played Bowery Ballroom, playing again twice (win tix!)
by Andrew Sacher
Lucero @ Bowery Ballroom - 11/3/14 (via BrooklynVegan Instagram)
Country punk greats Lucero kicked off their 'By the Seat of Our Pants' tour at NYC's Bowery Ballroom last night (11/3) for the first show in their three-night run at that venue. The idea for this tour is that they're opening with a stripped-down set and then taking a cigarette and whiskey break before returning for a regular full-band Lucero set. The stripped-down set was a real treat to see, especially if you're a fan of their slow sad stuff. They played a handful of songs they said they hadn't played in a while, and were super casual about it -- more than once Ben Nichols would say something to the keyboardist like "why don't you try accordion this one?" Including their half hour-ish intermission, the whole show went from about 9 PM to midnight and after all the rowdy stuff they went out the way they came in, slow and sad.
The tour continues at Bowery Ballroom tonight (11/4) and Wednesday (11/5). Tickets for both shows are still available and we're also giving away a pair to the night of your choice. Details below. After NYC, they'll do the same kind of 3-night runs in Boston, LA and San Francisco. They've also added a 3-night run in Colorado leading up to New Year's Eve, including two shows with Murder by Death.
Updated dates also listed below...
Lucero -- 2014 Tour Dates
Nov 04 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
Nov 05 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
Nov 07 The Sinclair Boston, MA
Nov 08 The Sinclair Boston, MA
Nov 09 The Sinclair Boston, MA
Nov 16 The Echo Los Angeles, CA
Nov 17 The Echo Los Angeles, CA
Nov 18 The Echo Los Angeles, CA
Nov 21 Slim's San Francisco, CA
Nov 22 Slim's San Francisco, CA
Nov 23 Slim's San Francisco, CA
Nov 24 Armandos Martinez, CA (Ben Nichols solo)
Dec 19 Minglewood Hall Memphis, TN w/ Mighty Souls Brass Band
Dec 20 Revolution Room Little Rock, AR w/ Mighty Souls Brass band
Dec 29 Gothic Theatre Englewood, CO w/ Drag the River
Dec 30 Gothic Theatre Englewood, CO w/ Murder by Death
Dec 31 Gothic Theatre Englewood, CO w/ Murder by Death
For a chance at winning tickets to Lucero at Bowery Ballroom on 11/4 or 11/5: either tweet something that includes both @BrooklynVegan AND "LUCERO AT BOWERY BALLROOM" AND your date of choice in the tweet, or send an email to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject line "LUCERO". Include your first and last name and date of choice in the email. We'll pick a winner at random and contact them with more details. If you enter by email, it will not be shared with anyone else. Good luck!