Yeah Yeah Yeahs Shared a Video of “Blacktop” and Announced Concerts in the USA and Europe


The Yeah Yeah Yeahs shared a video on “Blacktop” and announced tour dates in the USA and Europe.

“From the very beginning, I remember ‘Blacktop’, the demo was very stripped down instrumentally and emotionally,” frontwoman Karen Oh said in a statement [via Stereogum]. It was a step towards how radical intimacy feels after a long separation. In every record there is one of these rough diamonds that just fly to me.

“It was right to leave the video as stripped down and, I dare say, beautiful in its naivety. David Black put us in front of his 70s analog video camera with the intention of making shots for group shots. He made me sing “Blacktop” even before I memorized the lyrics, I thought I knew the song by heart, but it was like an intro, as if I met her for the first time.”

She continued: “It wasn’t meant to end as a video, and as a return to the earliest visuals from the record, it closes the circle, we’re so happy to have it, a simple layered rendition for a deceptively simple song. We hope you enjoy it.”

Watch the video for “Blacktop” below:

In addition, the band will embark on a US tour in May, followed by a festival in Japan and several other concerts in Europe. This includes their already announced performance at All Points East in London’s Victoria Park, where they will play on August 25.

You can see the full list of dates below and buy tickets here.

3  – Washington, DC – The Anthem
5 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Music Festival
7 – Houston, TX  – 713 Music Hall 
9 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory 
12 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Block Party
13 – Pasadena, CA – Just Like Heaven
26 – Allston, MA – Boston Calling Music Festival

1 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
3 – Minneapolis, MN – Armory 
5 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre 
7 – Redmond, WA – Marymoor Live 
8 – Troutdale, OR – McMenamins Edgefield 
10 – Berkeley, CA – The Greek Theatre 

28-30 – Yuzawa, JP – Fuji Rock Festival

25 – London, England – All Points East
26 – Paris, France – Rock en Seine
28 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
29 – Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle



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