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Yo La Tengo to embark on world tour behind new album, Fade

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Yo La Tengo put together a remarkable run of classic late-period albums in the ’00s, beginning with 2000’s And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out and culminating with 2006’s I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass and 2009’s Popular Songs. The group is looking to add to that streak with the upcoming Fade, due out Jan. 15 on longtime label Matador. The record is said to be reminiscent of both Inside-Out and 1997’s I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One, grappling with the sorts of issues you would expect Yo La Tengo to grapple with: aging, tragedy, heartbreak. Following its annual Hanukkah shows at Maxwell’s in Hoboken, New Jersey, the band will embark on a brief world tour to share the pain and/or beat your ass.


Jan. 23—Cat’s Cradle—Carrboro, North Carolina
Jan. 24—Jefferson—Charlottesville, Virginia
Jan. 25—Buckhead—Atlanta, Georgia
Jan. 26—Mercy Lounge—Nashville, Tennessee
Jan. 27—WorkPlay—Birmingham, Alabama
Jan. 29—Brown Theatre—Louisville, Kentucky
Jan. 31—The Pageant—St. Louis, Missouri
Feb. 1—Vic—Chicago, Illinois
Feb. 2—Turner Hall—Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Feb. 4—First Avenue—Minneapolis, Minnesota
Feb. 5—Barrymore—Madison, Wisconsin
Feb. 7—Beachland—Cleveland, Ohio
Feb. 8—Michigan Theater—Ann Arbor, Michigan
Feb. 9—The Phoenix—Toronto, Ontario
Feb. 11—The Corona—Montreal, Quebec
Feb. 12—Higher Ground—Burlington, Vermont
Feb. 13—Paradise—Boston, Massachusetts
Feb. 15—9:30 Club—Washington, D.C.
Feb. 16—Town Hall—New York, New York
March 1—Aula Magna—Lisbon, Portugal
March 2—Casa Da Musica—Porto, Portugal
March 6—Festival Millenni—Barcelona, Spain
March 8—Les Docks—Lausanne, Switzerland
March 10—Limelight—Milan, Italy
March 11—Mousontourm—Frankfurt, Germany
March 12—Zakk—Dusseldorf, Germany
March 13—Volkbuhne—Berlin, Germany
March 16—AB—Brussels, Belgium
March 17—Paradiso—Amsterdam, Holland
March 18—Le Bataclan—Paris, France
March 20—Barbican—London, England
March 21—The Ritz—Manchester, England
March 22—O2 ABC—Glasgow, Scotland
March 23—Vicar Street—Dublin, Ireland