Saturday, February 10th, 2007
A Comet Appears
I totally was going to take the day off but there’s a few noteworthy concert announcements that folks would probably like to know about. Because if the world ended before Monday morning, you might have died not knowing what shows you were missing in a month or two, and that I could not abide.
The full itinerary for the second leg of their North American tour hasn’t surfaced yet, but I can tell you that The Shins will be in Toronto at the Kool Haus on March 17 for an all-ages show. Support is still to be determined but I would put money on Viva Voce, who are opening up some of the shows on the first leg of the tour. Tickets are $27.50 and will be on sale February 15 at 10AM. They sold that joint out fast a couple years ago and there’s no reason to think that they won’t do it again, so set those alarm clocks. The Providence Journal and The Belfast Telegraph take their turns talking to frontman James Mercer.
Looking ahead, April 11 will bring moody Austinites turned New York rockers Calla to the Horseshoe (tickets $10) in support of their new one Strength In Numbers, out February 20. Check out their full tour schedule at Pitchfork.
Then the next day, Austinites turned – well, they’re still Austinites – The Black Angels will be at The ‘Shoe with VietNam. The Black Angels continue to tour behind 2006’s Passover while VietNam just released their self-titled new record. Advance tickets for the show are $10.50, available Wednesday.
That same night (April 12) at the Opera House, local heroes Do Make Say Think play a hometown show to celebrate the release of their new one You, You’re a History in Rust, out February 27. Tickets for that one will be $15.