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YO LA TENGO ANNOUNCE 2020 HANUKKAH ONE-NIGHT STAND ON DECEMBER 18TH

December 9, 2020
Photo: Amanda Slater Tattoo

YO LA TENGO ANNOUNCE 2020 HANUKKAH ONE-NIGHT STAND ON DECEMBER 18TH
 
LIVE STREAMED PERFORMANCE WILL INCLUDE SURPRISE OPENING ACT, COMEDY, AND A SET BY YO LA TENGO

For nearly 20 years, Yo La Tengo’s annual eight-night Hanukkah concert series has been a much-loved staple of the NYC/NJ music scene. However, as with many events in 2020, this year’s celebration will be taking a slightly different form.
 
On Saturday, December 19 at 1am GMT ­–  the last night of Hanukkah (in the US) – Yo La Tengo will present a stripped-down version of their usual holiday fare, streamed live from The Greene Space at WNYC. In keeping with tradition, the evening will feature a surprise opening musical act, followed by a comedic performance, plus a set by Yo La Tengo.
 
Past surprise guests have included John Oliver, Ray Davies, David Byrne, Syl Johnson, Sarah Silverman, Lucinda Williams, and Graham Nash, as well as many of Yo La Tengo’s favorite acts.
 
Tickets can be purchased online HERE, with proceeds going to the National Independent Venue Association.
 
The performance will be rebroadcast on Saturday December 19 at 12pm and 6pm GMT and Sunday December 20 at 1am GMT,
 
Earlier this year, Yo La Tengo released the Sleepless Night EP and We Have Amnesia Sometimes.
 
The tracks on Sleepless Night were initially released as one side of an LP included within a limited-edition catalogue for the LACMA exhibition, Yoshitomo Nara. A longtime YLT fan, Nara worked in collaboration with the group – Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan, and James McNew –  to choose the EP’s songs, which include five covers and one original.
 
We Have Amnesia Sometimes is collection of five instrumental compositions that the group recorded in the spring during socially distanced sessions at their rehearsal space in Hoboken, NJ. Out now digitally, a vinyl edition will be available at a later date via Egon and can be pre-ordered HERE.

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