Years ago, I was reading from a book of wisdom. The wisdom, as a whole, was pretty good, but mostly non-applicable to my life. Someone was sure to get something of worth from the tidbit concerning turnips and their ability to induce fertility, it just wasn’t going to be me. Red sky at night, sailor’s delight? Red sky at night, I stay inside, because that is freaky as all hell. There was one bit of wisdom that stuck out to me, though. It spoke of the Brooklyn band Yeasayer, prophesizing that, once the calendar reached two-thousand-and-thirteen, they would travel America on a great ship.
Well, hate to break it to you, book of wisdom, but that’s hot garbage. Nobody travels by great ships anymore, you idiot! Well, I suppose it’s only half hot garbage. Though the great ship part is ridiculous, Yeasayer are touring America this summer, playing stuff from their last album on Secretly Canadian, Fragrant World (TMT Review). In fact, they’re even touring a little bit right now, in this decidedly non-summer time, for a few shows, including Coachella. After they’ve done those shows, they’ll stretch out for a month or so, before hitting the road again for a couple handfuls of summer dates. They will be traveling to those shows in a bus or a van or some other sort of transportation that’s not a great ship.
04.11.13 - Pomona, CA - The Glass House
04.12.13 - San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine
04.13.13 - Indio, CA - Coachella
04.20.13 - Indio, CA - Coachella
06.09.13 - New York, NY - Governors Ball
06.25.13 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls
06.26.13 - Columbus, OH - Bluestone
06.27.13 - St. Louis, MO - Firebird
06.28-29.13 - Kansas City, MO - Kanrocksas
06.27-30.13 - Rothbury, MI - Electric Forest Festival
07.02.13 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix
07.03.13 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland
07.05.13 - Des Moines, IA - 80/35 Festival