With It’s Blitz, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs pulled off a savvy, synthy costume change. But then, this is a band that knows from costume changes. We gave the record some premature adoration, although the early televised performance at Jools — and to some extent, SNL — made it seem like they were taking a turn toward the tame. But after their unforgettable secret show a few days later, the stops on Letterman and Fallon, and a powerful evening sun-set at Coachella, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs proved they are everything you remember — just with more synths and a bonus Pajo. Now they’re packing up for a bunch of festival and club dates, and you shouldn’t miss this band right now. That pic was taken at Coachella. Just imagine how big Karen’s sequins will be by the time the tour starts.
So. To help you not miss this band right now, we’re giving away one pair of tickets to the YYYs show in each of the following cities: Chicago, Detroit, Columbus, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, St. Louis, and Kansas City (MO). Here are the details:
The tour looks like this (shows for which we’re giving away tickets are in blue):
05/23 – Quincy, WA (Sasquatch! Festival)
05/26 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre (On Sale 5/2, 10am)
05/27 – Detroit, MI @ Clutch Cargos (On Sale Now)
05/28 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall (On Sale 5/2, 10am)
05/30 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave (On Sale 5/2, 10am)
05/31 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Club (On Sale 5/2, 10am)
06/02 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant (On Sale 5/1, 5pm)
06/03 – Kansas City, MO @ The Beaumont (On Sale 5/9, 10am)
06/06 – Mountain View, CA @ Live 105 BFD (On Sale Now)
06/12 – Manchester, TN (Bonnaroo)
07/31 – Jersey City, NJ (All Points West)
To enter, simply post a comment indicating which city’s gig (one city per person) you’d like to attend from your user profile. If you don’t have one: sign up (with your real e-mail address so we can contact you — no spam, we promise), log in, then post your comment. Unregistered comments won’t be eligible, sorry! We’ll pick the winners at random at 6PM EST on Thursday 5/7, and we’ll contact you immediately thereafter.
Maybe you’ll win! Maybe you won’t. Maybe you want more than two tickets. Maybe you like spending money and supporting artists. So: tickets will be available for purchase at yeahyeahyeahs.com.
[Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty]
UPDATE: Contest is over and winners have been contacted via e-mail.