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Yo La Tengo is one of the most beloved and respected bands in America.

For over thirty years, Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew have enjoyed success entirely on their own terms – playing the world’s best concert halls, museums, and dives, dominating critics’ lists, doing a Simpsons theme, playing the Velvet Underground in “I Shot Andy Warhol,” sharing stages with some of the most important musicians of our time, and even creating a holiday tradition onto themselves with their yearly series of Hanukkah shows at Hoboken, New Jersey’s legendary club Maxwells, from which they’ve donated hundreds of thousands to charity.

The new UK dates will come on the heels of the first anniversary of the band’s latest effort, Sleepless Night EP. The tracks on Sleepless Night  were initially released as one side of an LP included within a limited-edition catalogue (published by LACMA and DelMonico Books/Prestel) for the LACMA exhibition, Yoshitomo Nara, the first international retrospective for the Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara (b. 1959). A longtime YLT fan, Nara worked in collaboration with the group — Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan, and James McNew — to choose the EP’s songs.

Last year the band also released a collection titled We Have Amnesia Sometimes, available digitally through Matador and physically via the band’s Egon label, featuring five instrumental compositions that Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan, and James McNew recorded over 10 days in late April and early May 2020 during socially distanced sessions at their rehearsal space in Hoboken, NJ.

Doors: 7.30pm

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Yo La Tengo

Wed 17 November

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