Yo La Tengo have just announced a handful of UK dates, which is a good thing for fans of the band. Have a peek at just where and when they'll play...
6 - Edinburgh, Queens Hall
7 - Gateshead, The Sage
8 - Leeds, Cockpit
9 - Birmingham, O2 Academy 2
10 - Oxford O2 Academy
12 - London, Royal Festival Hall
The only thing is it's a tour with a difference, a tour with a twist. It's not called the Reinventing The Wheel tour for no good reason. No indeed. The first half of the show is dictated by a wheel spin, with these possibilities. Over to the band for more on each.
"Our Ziggy Stardust. If the wheel decides this then loud it is. Maybe they’ll be bringing the likes of Slade, The Kinks and The Troggs home? In one spin, we’ll find out."
"As if two bands aren’t enough, James has his own thing going on too. Only the wheel knows if this is the night Dump finally plays your town."
The Freewheeling Yo La Tengo:
"You ask a question; we answer the question, and maybe follow up with a song."
The Name Game:
"Have you ever noticed how many Yo La Tengo songs include someone’s name? More than 45 minutes’ worth, that’s for sure, so who knows which ones we’ll do on any given night."
"The lucky audience in attendance the night the wheel lands on this space will get to see band and crew act out a classic sitcom."
Songs Starting With S:
"The only thing more common than a Yo La Tengo song with a name is a Yo La Tengo song starting with S (only one song fits both categories). So many, in fact, that we cannot promise that all of them are on the table, as it were. But we do promise that there will be songs rarely, if ever, heard live." The Sounds of Science part 1: The Sounds of Science part 2:
"All of the lovely sounds we created, but none of that pesky science. We’re leaving the movies at home, and dividing the 90-minute program in half."