I'm really hoping for Richard Thompson this year. His new album comes out Tuesday and it's excellent. He's touring through the Spring with Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell. So far no Nashville dates, which is odd considering all three live here at least part time. I'm hoping that bodes well. He'd be a great early afternoon Tent show.
After the Weird Al announcement I started playing the Facebook "Likes" game. You know the one. Constantly checking for new "likes" and I found a few interesting things. Scattered among bands that have previously played (and The Stones and Daft Punk) are a few bands that haven't and just seem like an odd choice to "like"
High Highs Daughter Elle King Kuroma Sea Wolf Conveyor The Last Bison Deap Valley Of Monsters And Men The Stepkids DIIV Mac Demarco Guards Daughn Gibson
Maybe it means something, maybe it doesn't. Just passing along what I found.
I know Kuroma and Of Monsters and Men have had Bonnaroo 365 videos in the past few months, I'm not sure about the others.
Edit: Kuroma played Roo in '09 as well, he was unfortunately scheduled at the Troo Music Lounge during NIN. He has a live band now, but the heart of the band is my old co-worker Hank Sullivent. He was a founding member of The Whigs and also gigged as a touring guitarist for MGMT and of Montreal in the past. Crazy tripped out dude, came into the bookstore to work whacked out almost every day.
02/08 Tool 02/11 Jeff Mangum 02/17 of Montreal 02/29 Blind Pilot 03/31 The Naked & The Famous 05/14 M83 and I Break Horses 05/19 Flaming Lips, Young the Giant, Dawes and AWOLNATION 06/07 Bonnaroo 2012!!! 06/13 Roger Waters 07/28 Toadies
It's 19k. It wouldn't surprise me if they sold it out and added another show either at that venue or others.
Seems to be the pattern with rare acts who book NYC venues.
Yeah I know it's a big venue, I guess I just didn't realize they were still that popular.
If they were a normal band that didn't go radio silent for almost 10 years they probably wouldn't be that popular (still popular, don't get me wrong). The fact that this is a reunion and there's a chance this will be the last time they tour, it will make selling tickets much, much easier.
This being said, I think Bonnaroo is on their map, as well. I could see LN Saturday or late-afternoon Sunday. All speculative, of course.
I will post this in this thread every year until it happens, Bonnaroo needs the Tragically Hip. Coachella got Gord Downie in 2011, but I think the last American festival the whole band played was Woodstock 99. Im hoping to see them next week in Toronto but its 80$ for upper bowl tickets vs seeing them as a mid-level act at Roo
They're playing with The Arkells on this tour. Should be a great show.
I'm not expecting it, but Thom Yorke/Nigel Godrich just announced a few live shows before. Doubt Thom makes two trips in a row to the farm, but the rationale that AFP won't be there because they're not playing shows doesn't quite hold anymore.
I wouldnt be surprised if Offerman was an exclusive get for Sasquatch considering he's been involved in the promotion of their festival prior to today. Just like I dont see Weird Al promoting any other festivals this year.