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Yo La Tengo

Yo La Tengo Tour Dates and Upcoming Concerts

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On tour Yes
Followers 260,608
Category Alternative, Indie
Concerts
May
30
Parc del Fòrum
Barcelona
Tickets
May
31
Parc del Fòrum
Barcelona
Tickets
Jun
15
Blue Note Jazz Festival Presents Sun Ra Arkestra, Yo La Tengo
New York
Tickets
Aug
15
Woodland Park Zoo
Seattle
Tickets
Aug
27
SWG3
Glasgow
Tickets
Aug
29
O2 Academy Leeds
Leeds
Tickets
Aug
30
CONTENT
Liverpool
Tickets
Sep
17
Longhorn Ballroom
Dallas
Tickets
About Yo La Tengo
The NJ-based unit explore the extremes of feedback-driven noise rock and sweet melodic pop. Prolific and independent, Yo La Tengo have transcended their influences to establish themselves as an institution of the indie community. The core of Yo La Tengo (Spanish for the outfielder's cry of "I've got it!") comprises husband and wife duo singer/guitarist Ira Kaplan and drummer/vocalist Georgia Hubley. After forming the band in 1984, they placed an advertisement seeking other musicians to round out the lineup, requesting applicants who shared their fondness for the The Soft Boys, Mission of Burma, and Arthur Lee's Love. A number of bassists and lead guitarists passed through the band's roster during its formative years, but after bowing in late 1985 with the single "The River of Water," backed by a cover of Love's "A House Is Not a Motel," Yo La Tengo's membership appeared to stabilize with the additions of guitarist Dave Schramm and bassist Mike Lewis prior to the sessions for 1986's full-length roots pop debut, Ride the Tiger, produced by former Mission of Burma bassist Clint Conley. However, both Schramm and Lewis exited in the wake of the record's release, leaving Kaplan to assume lead guitar duties. Bassist Stephan Wichnewski signed on for 1987's New Wave Hot Dogs, a more assured outing that brought the group's Velvet Underground obsession to the fore via a cover of the early VU composition "It's Alright (The Way That You Live)." Not only did Kaplan's introverted, half-spoken vocals and buzzing guitar work closely recall Lou Reed, but Hubley's rock-steady drumming and breathy backing turns simultaneously conjured memories of vintage Maureen Tucker. Even better was 1989's President Yo La Tengo, recorded with producer and guest bassist Gene Holder; opening with the droning squalls of the stunning "Barnaby, Hardly Working," the record spotlighted the group's sonic schizophrenia by including two Jekyll-and-Hyde versions of the track "The Evil That Men Do" -- one a gorgeous instrumental, the other a blistering feedback freakout. Schramm returned to the fold for 1990's Fakebook, a remarkable acoustic folk-pop journey through Kaplan's record collection and a virtual family tree of Yo La Tengo reference points. A wonderfully low-key collection of covers ranging from forgotten nuggets (The Kinks' "Oklahoma U.S.A.," Flamin' Groovies' "You Tore Me Down," Gene Clark's "Tried So Hard") to absolute obscurities (Rex Garvin & The Mighty Cravers' "Emulsified," The Escorts' "The One to Cry," The Scene Is Now's "Yellow Sarong"), Fakebook also included a handful of outstanding new originals as well as luminous retakes of the previous record's "Barnaby, Hardly Working" and New Wave Hot Dogs' "Did I Tell You?" The superb That Is Yo La Tengo EP previewed 1992's May I Sing With Me, the first effort to feature permanent bassist James McNew (formerly of Christmas). A return to noise typified by the hot-wired nine-minute feedback saga "Mushroom Cloud of Hiss," the record balanced out its extremist tendencies with the occasional sidestep into melodic beauty ("Detouring America With Horns") and infectious indie pop ("Upside-Down"). A move to the Matador label predated the release of 1993's Painful, another winner informed by the atmospherics of shoegazer drones and dream pop. Bookended by radically opposed renditions of the track "Big Day Coming" -- the first an organ-driven mood piece, the other an edgy guitar outing -- the record pushed Yo La Tengo in a multitude of new directions, significantly expanding the trio's palette of sounds and textures. Released in 1995, Electr-O-Pura continued the progression, zigzagging from dead-on British Invasion re-creations (the sparkling "Tom Courtenay") to shimmering folk (the Hubley-sung "Pablo and Andrea") to bracing sonic experimentation ("Decora"). After 1996's Genius + Love Equals Yo La Tengo, a two-disc compendium of B-sides, compilation tracks, rare singles, and unreleased material, the trio resurfaced in the spring of 1997 with I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One; And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out followed in early 2000. The group also performed a three-night stint as the backing band for Ray Davies on his 2000 U.S. tour, and in 2002 released The Sounds of the Sounds of Science, a soundtrack to the undersea documentaries of French filmmaker Jean Painleve. That fall, they released the Nuclear War single, which featured several versions of Sun Ra's epic, and that winter performed their second annual Hanukkahpalooza, an eight-night musical festival at Hoboken, NJ's Maxwell's, which also featured a special limited-edition EP of Christmas songs. Yo La Tengo released Summer Sun in spring 2003, and that year Georgia Hubley performed in Mirror Man, an avant-garde rock opera by Pere Ubu's David Thomas. In 2005, Matador Records paid homage to the band's twentieth year as recording artists with the career-spanning compilation Prisoners of Love: A Smattering of Scintillating Senescent Songs: 1985-2003. 2006 saw the release of I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass, arguably the group's most 'eclectic' record yet.
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Genres
Alternative, Indie
Band members
Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan, James McNew
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What fans are saying
Louison
5 / 5
the best concert I've ever been too. such a cool experience !!! they were extremely cute on stage and the performance was extraordinary 💕 love you forever ylt
Huxleys Neue Welt Berlin, Germany
Apr 26, 2023
Dan
4 / 5
Two sets. First one a little slow and niche for me but the second had ‘Autumn Sweater’ which sounded great live. They played some Motörhead in the encore!
The London Palladium London, United Kingdom
Apr 16, 2023
Anonymous
5 / 5
Amazing, beautiful and inspiring. I love these guys. They are such great musicians and performers. The encore was the sweetest and best thing I have ever experienced.
Neptune Theatre Seattle, WA
Feb 18, 2023
Paige
4 / 5
Such a beautiful evening! I’m so grateful to have seen this show. Minus half a star only because they didn’t play Sugarcube, hehe.
Saturn Birmingham, AL
Jun 28, 2023
Joe
5 / 5
Always a good show! I ended up going to both Saturday and Sunday shows, I preferred Sundays event but that’s just my opinion.
Mohawk Austin Austin, TX
Feb 26, 2024
Lacey
5 / 5
Excellent venue and love the no-frills approach of the band. Just polite people, intimate venue, historical band. Great experience all around!
Washington’s FoCo Fort Collins, CO
Feb 18, 2024
Stacey
5 / 5
If you have the opportunity do not miss Yung Wu, especially if you love the Feelies. YLT is always a pleasure.
Stone Pony Asbury Park, NJ
Apr 30, 2019
Ethan
4 / 5
Awesome show!!! My mind was blown by the way they got so into it even with such a small crowd!
The Warehouse at FTC Fairfield, CT
Sep 20, 2021
Bianca
5 / 5
Yo La Tengo is always a great show and the sound is so good at the Neptune!
Neptune Theatre Seattle, WA
Feb 17, 2023
Simon
5 / 5
Saw YLT over 15 years ago (supporting Stereolab). They just keep getting better and better. Great gig.
The London Palladium London, United Kingdom
Apr 15, 2023
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Yo La Tengo Tour Cities
Dallas, TX Glasgow, United Kingdom Leeds, United Kingdom Liverpool, United Kingdom Barcelona, Spain New York, NY Seattle, WA

Frequently Asked Questions About Yo La Tengo

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is Yo La Tengo on tour?

Yes, Yo La Tengo is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming Yo La Tengo concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The Yo La Tengo tour is scheduled for 8 dates across 7 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is Yo La Tengo scheduled to play?

Yo La Tengo is scheduled to play 8 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the Yo La Tengo tour start?

Yo La Tengo’s tour starts May 30, 2024 and ends on Sep 17, 2025. They will play 7 cities; their most recent concert was held in Barcelona at Parc del Fòrum and their next upcoming concert will be in Glasgow at SWG3.

What venues is Yo La Tengo performing at?

As part of the Yo La Tengo tour, Yo La Tengo is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

May 30 - Barcelona, Sant Adrià de Besòs @ Parc del Fòrum
May 31 - Barcelona, Sant Adrià de Besòs @ Parc del Fòrum
Jun 15 - New York, NY @ Sony Hall
Aug 15 - Seattle, WA @ Woodland Park Zoo
Aug 27 - Glasgow, United Kingdom @ SWG3
Aug 29 - Leeds, England @ O2 Academy Leeds
Aug 30 - Liverpool, United Kingdom @ CONTENT

2025 Tour Dates:

Sep 17 - Dallas, TX @ Longhorn Ballroom
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