Yo La Tengo reenacting Seinfeld episodes has proved so successful that they’ll continue to do so into the summer. The Hoboken, NJ-based indie rockers have just added another batch of “Spinning Wheel” tour date, beginning with two shows in Brooklyn on May 10th and 11th. The formula remains the same: the band will determine the first-half of their 90-minute set via a giant spinning wheel, with possible outcomes ranging from acting out a classic sitcom to playing songs that only begin with the letter “s.” The second half with then feature songs of the band’s choosing.
After Brooklyn, Yo La Tengo will play a leg worth of U.K. shows; the title of this portion is “Reinventing The Wheel”, but the same concept applies. Then, starting June 18th in Denver, CO, the band will return stateside for a two-week trek that will see then them hit midwest hotspots like Iowa City, Minneapolis, and Chicago. Find all confirmed tour dates below.
Ticket information is available via Matablog.
Yo La Tengo 2011 Tour Dates:
05/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Bell House *
05/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Bell House *
05/14 – Nelsonville, OH @ Nelsonville Music Festival
06/06 – Edinburgh, UK @ Queens Hall #
06/07 – Gateshead Quays, UK @ The Sage Gatehead #
06/08 – Leeds, UK @ Cockpit #
06/09 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy #
06/10 – Oxford, UK @ O2 Academy #
06/12 – London, UK @ Meltdown Festival #
06/18 – Denver, CO @ Westword Music Showcase
06/20 – Columbia, MO @ Blue Note *
06/21 – Iowa City, IA @ Englert Theater *
06/23 – Minneapolis, MN @ 400 Bar *
06/24 – Minneapolis, MN @ 400 Bar *
06/25 – Chicago, IL @ Green Music Festival
06/26 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean *
* = Spinning Wheel
# = Reinventing The Wheel