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About to be announced? https://twitter.com/#!/AtTheDriveIn/status/171726229697859585
at the cash-point, basically.
Band want to make money - win
Public want to see band - win
the only loser appears to be you.
People have been asking for their tour for years.
Musicians making money to fund other music they want to make. No harm done. People want to see At The Drive-In, people want to hear Mars Volta. It's a good solution to be fair.
so cheer up
Let's be fair here, there is a lot more guff out there than Mars Volta.
Three nights at the Albert Hall?
That'll do, pig. That'll do.
or are you just guessing because I can't see it anywhere.
but if their shows have become as bad as the full on cheesefest that is their marketing, I'll give up caring
Can see it being a London only thing though : (
Announcement could be festival dates? Reading / Leeds is probably a stick on.
And maybe somewhere like the Forum or something.
One below main stage headliner, but billed as joint headline?
more likely to be a tent headliner / joint-headliner
I still have my ticket ffs.
they play primavera & a date in Manchester, if not Id tavel to london rather than get a day ticket to leeds
I remember seeing them at Dingwalls and a bar in Lyon with about 40 people there, both gigs being post ROC. Had no idea they had become so popular. What happened?
Headlined a tent at Leeds Fest.. played on Jools holland.. front page of the NME.. really not sure how to judge the size/popularity of a band though
Album charted at no. 33 or something. One place higher than Richard Blackwood's debut. They had a 2001 tour scheduled - sample venue Cardiff Uni (I had tickets)
didnt headline, i remeber watching them at reading in that tent it was packed and it was def daytime.
Although, saying that, it sold out near instantly if I recall and tickets were going for over £100 outside - so they probably could have played a bigger venue at the time.
It was free!
discovered post-hiatus, and have been generally influential to a lot of rock bands that have cropped up in the past 10 years. They could easily sell out Brixton now.
just before they went on hiatus, which I believe was their biggest and last ever UK gig. Went to that and the gig at the Ballroom. Astoria was awful, they looked exhausted and constantly berating the audience for moshing. The Ballroom gig still ranks as one of my faves though.
despite loving at the drive-in. it won't be the same 10-15 years later no matter how much they try. ah well.
at least no matter what it'll be better than Sparta.
once on the bedlam tour in glasgow, shit sound but i got drunk and it was very fun.
another time in edinburgh, loaded with the cold, and driving, but with medulla and my mate. :) it was excellent.
At the Fleece in Bristol. It was stunning.
Then they come in and blow my tiny little mind.
It's in the top 5 gigs of my life. Ruined alot of other music for me.
are playign Bennacism
Same level as Florence and stone roses? really??
me as if they do play over here its only going to be mega massive outdoor headline slots which they wont suit , and any indoors they play will be in massive hangar sized venues :( luckily ive seen them before but still, gutted
Is the sole reason they've reformed. Have been holding out for years. Slowly promoters upped the fees they offered them. They're now paying them so much they have to be near the top of these bills. Incredible really. Can't see them going down that well to a huge audience.
Saw them afternoon 2nd stage Reading years ago. Incredible band. Almost guaranteed they headline it this year.
i know they moved the Strokes to the main stage the next year, but had forgotten they bumped ATDi
Can't remember. I was definitely drunk and moshing. I recollect it as being 2nd. But I wouldn't take that as being the truth!
they got bumped to the middle tent from the small one
my qotsa box of matches from that gig :)
following a performance from Marilyn Manson proteges Orgy. lolz.
Managed to get there early to catch them. They opened with Chanbara I think. It was awesome.
I couldn't get anywhere near the front and just saw glimpses of hair and mica flailing about, it was before roc came out so I doubt they would have been bumped, I went to see them because every band I saw said you must see them
grab that cash!
standby for transmission
I wish they would announce the actual dates in that pretentious way.
May: standby, the leopard will enter the benicas cosmos, you'll see
Or something like that. And people have trouble figuring out where or when the gig is. THAT'S WHAT THEY WOULD DO IF THEY WERENT JUST IN IT FOR THE MONEY!
was really hoping they'd play Primavera
I understand Pitchfork have had to take down ^that link for legal reasons though as they published their story before it has been made 'official'.
they don't do the one date in the UK at Reading/Leeds festival. Got a baddd feeling about this.
we all know it's going to be exactly this. Accept it.
but if they are on the main stage it will be woeful
Something about "dancing on the corpse's ashes".
Can't find anything else to go on, anyone heard anything?