Yeah Yeah Yeahs Announce 2023 North America Tour Dates

Yeah Yeah Yeahs will tour North America this spring, starting in Washington, DC, on May 3rd, 2023, and closing in Berkeley, CA, on June 10th, 2023.

In addition to their newly announced tour dates, which sees The Faint and Perfume Genius as support on select dates, Yeah Yeah Yeahs has also unveiled the music video for their track, “Blacktop.” The song featured on Yeah Yeah Yeah’s 2022 record, Cool It Down, which marked the band’s first studio album release since 2013’s Mosquito.

Talking about the video, Karen O issued the following statement, “”Blacktop” stuck out to me early on, the demo was very stripped down instrumentally and emotionally. It was a step towards what radical closeness feels like after a long separation. Each record has one of these diamonds in the rough that just feels like flying to me. It felt right to keep the video as stripped down and dare I say beautiful in its naïveté. David Black put us in front of his 70s analog video camera with the intention to pull stills for band shots. He had me sing to “Blacktop” before I had even memorized the lyrics, I thought I knew the song by heart but it felt like an introduction, like meeting it for the first time. It wasn’t intended to end up as a video and as a return to the earliest visuals from the record it completes a circle, we’re so happy we have it, a simple layered performance for a deceptively simple song. We hope you enjoy.”

Watch Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ “Blacktop” below

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Blacktop (Directed by David Black)

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Tour Dates

May 03 Washington, DC – The Anthem
May 05 Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Music Festival
May 07 Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall +
May 09 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory +
May 12 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Block Party
May 13 Pasadena, CA – Just Like Heaven
May 26 Allston, MA – Boston Calling Music Festival
June 01 Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
June 03 Minneapolis, MN – Armory *
June 05 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre *
June 07 Redmond, WA – Marymoor Live *
June 08 Troutdale, OR – McMenamins Edgefield *
June 10 Berkeley, CA – The Greek Theatre *

+ w/ The Faint
* w/ Perfume Genius

You can get your tickets to any of the upcoming tour dates or get your copy of Cool It Down by visiting Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ website here.

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