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Yo La Tengo Embrace The “Wheel of Fate” On New Tour

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Yo La Tengo have been around the block (and blog) a few times. So what’s an indie stalwart gotta do to keep things fresh? How about embracing “The Wheel of Fate?” At each date on their next run of shows, they’ll spin a specially designed wheel to decide the first 45 minutes of their set list. As listed on the band’s website, wheel categories include:

1. Condo Fucks:
 50 million Fuckbook fans can’t be wrong!

2. Dump:
 Why should Nijmegen and Claremont get all the fun? Is this the night Dump plays your town? Only the wheel knows.

3. The Freewheeling Yo La Tengo:
 You ask a question; we answer the question, and maybe follow up with a song.

4. The Name Game:
 Have you ever noticed how many Yo La Tengo songs include someone’s name? More than 45 minutes’ worth, that’s for sure, so who knows which ones we’ll do on any given night.

5. Sitcom Theater:
 The lucky audience in attendance the night the wheel lands on this space will get to see band and crew act out a classic sitcom.

6. Songs Starting With S:
 The only thing more common than a Yo La Tengo song with a name is a Yo La Tengo song starting with S (only one song fits both categories). So many, in fact, that we cannot promise that all of them are on the table, as it were. But we do promise that there will be songs rarely, if ever, heard live.

7. The Sounds of Science part 1
/The Sounds of Science part 2: 
All of the lovely sounds we created, but none of that pesky science. We’re leaving the movies at home, and dividing the 90-minute program in half.


1/20 – Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero

1/21 – Washington DC, 9:30 Club

1/22 – Carrborro NC – Cat’s Cradle

1/23 – Carrborro NC – Cat’s Cradle

1/25 – Orlando FL – The Social

1/26 – Jacksonville FL – Freebird Live

1/28 – Atlanta GA – Variety Playhouse

1/29 – New Orleans LA – Tipitina’s

1/31 – Birmingham AL – Workplay

2/1 – Nashville TN – Exit In

2/3 – Indianapolis IN – Vogue

2/4 – Chicago IL – Metro

2/5 – Pittsburgh PA – Mr Smalls

(Via: Matador)



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