Yo La Tengo announce 2018 European and North American tour, might finally learn English

Yo La Tengo announce 2018 European and North American tour, might finally learn English
Photo: Jacob Blickenstaff

Yo La Tengo, one of TIME’s Top 25 Most Culturally Confused Indie Bands Based on Name Alone, is hitting out on the road again like their ol’ pal Jack Kerouac in what is notably their largest (and widest) tour since the 2015 release of their “covers” album, Stuff Like That There. Not only that, they’re also taking to the skies and probably riding in at least one boat — and maybe even a tauntaun, because this thing is sending them allllll ooooover: from our salty American shores, to the slightly less salinated cliffs of mainland Europe, to the entirely salt-free U.K. (Hey, maybe they’ll finally be able to learn English — or Spanish, for that matter!)

If this sounds like the kind of tour you want to buy tickets for, wear an old T-shirt circa I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One to, and wait out backstage to catch one sweet glimpse of Ira Kaplan emerging from the bathroom at; you’re (probably) in luck. The tour will take the band from the American Midwest to the East Coast in March and April of next year, then out to the U.K. and Western Europe (with a few gracious stops in Eastern Europe) throughout May, before bringing it all back home like their ol’ pal Bobby Dylan to the American West Coast in June. What a lovely little spring fling that will be!

The band also has an eight date residency at New York’s Bowery Ballroom through December for Hanukkah, but they’re all sold out so why am I even telling you?! For a full list of dates you totally STILL CAN buy tickets to (sorry to you TMTers inexplicably reading this in 2019 and beyond), check out the sleekly formatted itinerary below. In any case, may your hearts always beat as one!

Now, then: a little travelin’ music, if you please:

Yo La Tengo road trip:

12.12.17 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
12.13.17 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
12.14.17 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
12.15.17 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
12.16.17 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
12.17.17 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
12.18.17 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
12.19.17 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
03.28.18 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
03.29.18 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
03.30.18 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
03.31.18 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix
04.02.18 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
04.03.18 - Boston, MA - Paradise
04.04.18 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
04.06.18 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
04.07.18 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
04.08.18 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson
04.10.18 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
04.11.18 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
04.12.18 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
04.13.18 - Nashville, TN - Basement East
04.14.18 - Nashville, TN - Basement East
04.28.18 - Dublin, IE - Olympia
04.29.18 - Glasgow, UK - SWG3
04.30.18 - Manchester, UK - Academy
05.01.18 - Birmingham, UK - Town Hall
05.03.18 - Leeds, UK - Church Leeds
05.04.18 - London, UK - Royal Festival Hall
05.06.18 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
05.07.18 - Berlin, DE - Heimathafen
05.08.18 - Cologne, DE - Gloria Theatre
05.09.18 - Munich, DE - Muncher Kammerspiele
05.11.18 - Zagreb, HR - Pogon Jedinstvo
05.12.18 - Belgrade, RS - Dom Omladine
05.13.18 - Budapest, HU - A38 Ship
05.15.18 - Milan, IT - Fabrique
05.16.18 - Fribourg, CH - Fri-Son
05.17.18 - Schorndorf, DE- Manufaktur
05.19.18 - Paris, FR - Le Caberet Sauvage
05.20.18 - Brussels, BE - Ancienne Belgique
05.31.18 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theater
06.01.18 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theater
06.02.18 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
06.03.18 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
06.05.18 - San Francisco, CA - Fillmore Theater
06.06.18 - San Francisco, CA - Fillmore Theater
06.08.18 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
06.09.18 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom

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