Phoenix @ Hammerstein Ballroom in December (more by Tim Griffin)

The 'indie rock' takeover of MSG continues. Arcade Fire and Spoon play there two nights in August. And on October 20th, Phoenix will headline Madison Square Garden with support coming from... Dirty Projectors (weird?). Tickets go on general sale Saturday, July 17 at 10am.

It's not a big surprise that Phoenix are going for it. This past Coachella everyone was talking about how, unlike Pavement, Phoenix may have had the biggest crowd at the festival, they're considered a headliner at Lollapalooza, they won a Grammy, and their last quickly-selling-out NYC shows have been multiple nights in places like Hammerstein Ballroom, Summerstage, and Terminal 5. They were on SNL over a year ago (the Arizona city is still crushing them in Google results though) (there's a boycott joke in here somewhere).

Who's next? Passion Pit? MGMT? Band of Horses? The Black Keys? (opening doesn't count) Empire of the Sun? (kidding)

In related news, congratulations to Sofia Coppola and Thomas Mars on the birth of their second child. Cosmina will be less than 6 months old when her daddy plays the big show.

Dirty Projectors also have a now-cozy-looking show at Terminal 5 in September.

A Phoenix video with all tour dates below..


Phoenix - 2010 Tour Dates

Jul 16 - LES FRANCOFOLIES La Rochelle, Poitou-Cha, FR
Jul 17 - LES VIEILLES CHARRUES Carhaix, Bretagne, FR
Jul 18 - MUSILAC Aix-les-Bains, Rhône-Alpe, FR
Jul 28 - LES VOIX DU GAOU Six-Fours, PACA, FR
Jul 29 - FESTIVAL DE CARCASSONNE Carcassonne, Languedoc-, FR
Jul 30 - iTunes Festival (Roundhouse) London, UNITED KINGDOM
Jul 31 - FIELD DAY FESTIVAL London, London and, UK
Aug 6 - Lollapalooza Chicago, Illinois, US
Aug 9 - The Pageant St. Louis, Missouri, US
Aug 10 - 7 FLAGS EVENT CENTER Des Moines, Iowa, US
Aug 12 - STATE THEATER Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
Aug 13 - HARRAH'S Council Bluffs, Iowa, US
Aug 14 - MILE HIGH MUSIC FESTIVAL Denver, Colorado, US
Aug 15 - Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival San Francisco, CA
Aug 27 - Reading Festival Reading, UK
Aug 28 - HMV Picture House Edinburgh, UNITED KINGDOM
Aug 29 - Leeds Festival Leeds, UK
Sep 18 - Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, California, US
Sep 19 - SANTA BARBARA BOWL Santa Barbara, CA
Sep 21 - Open Air Theatre San Diego, CA
Sep 23 - The Rail Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 26 - PNE Forum Vancouver, BC, CANADA
Sep 28 - Sports Palace Mexico City, ME, MEXICO
Oct 20 - Madison Square Garden New York, NY,

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