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Yo La Tengo Announce Full ‘Reinventing The Wheel’ UK Tour

The shows will take on a similar form to the band’s ‘Wheel Of Fate’ tour from last year.

In addition to the few dates lingering about at the end of last week, Yo La Tengo have now announced a full ‘Reinventing The Wheel’ UK tour.

The shows will take on a similar form to the band’s ‘Wheel Of Fate’ tour from last year where a spin of their specially created wheel determines the set they play.

Here are the dates:

JUNE
6th Edinburgh Queens Hall
7th The Sage Gateshead
8th Leeds Cockpit
9th Birmingham O2 Academy 2
10th Oxford O2 Academy
12th London Royal Festival Hall (as part of the Meltdown Festival)

Tickets are on sale now.

Here’s what’s featured on the wheel:

1. Condo F*cks
Our Ziggy Stardust. If the wheel decides this then loud it is. Maybe they’ll be bringing the likes of Slade, The Kinks and The Troggs home? In one spin, we’ll find out.

2. Dump
As if two bands aren’t enough, James has his own thing going on too. Only the wheel knows if this is the night Dump finally plays your town.

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 Theatre
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

8. 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.

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