Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Walkmen: January West Coast Tour, Coming To The Fillmore

Picture from the HAD Archive

Since the release of their newest record You & Me, The Walkmen have yet to play a headlining show in San Francisco. Granted, we got two preview shows that featured tons of tunes from the new record, and there was an Outside Lands appearance. Still, being able to see the band play the tunes after you've had some time to let the record sink in, and this Winter you'll be able to do exactly that.

The Walkmen are putting together a brief West Coast tour at the end of January, and the 21st will see them stopping off at The Fillmore. This is the biggest room they've played in SF in a while, so it'll be interesting to see how it affects their show. What's more, seeing them in San Francisco's most historic rock venue will be a treat unto itself. We've been really digging You & Me, and The Walkmen are one of our faves. Despite a little bit of disenchantment the last time we saw them, it certainly didn't sway us in the least. Add to that the bonus of Beach House opening, who we've heard great things about live. Suffice it to say, we're psyched.

Tickets go on-sale this Sunday through Ticketmaster, or through the Fillmore box office.

Walkmen Winter 2008/09 Tour Dates:
December 6th 2008 TLA Philadelphia, PA (with Beach House)
December 16th 2008 Brooklyn Masonic Temple (with The Dodos) January 19th 2008 Belly Up San Diego
(with Beach House)
January 20th 2008 Henry Fonda Theater Los Angeles
(with Beach House)
January 21st 2008 Fillmore San Francisco
(with Beach House)
January 22nd 2008 Wonder Ballroom Portland
(with Beach House)
January 23rd 2008 Neumos Seattle
(with Beach House)