Apparently, it’s time for my generation to feel old. Anniversary shows? For my bands? That’s something that’s only supposed to happen to my parents’ bands. Paul Revere and the Raiders have anniversaries. Einstürzende Neubauten do not have anniversaries.
But I suppose I can give a little leeway to a band who have been around for three decades and have made music of everything from warehouse noise to aching ballads. On November 9, EN will be releasing the fourth in their series of “archival” albums, Strategies Against Architecture, which covers material from 2002 to present, including selections from the Musterhaus series that was available exclusively through the band’s website.
In addition, EN will be kicking off a special tour in the Netherlands on October 14 (and hitting American shores on December 1). Each city on the tour will get two shows: the first night will be a full-on Neubauten concert, while the second night will be a three-part program with music, film and other typically experimental media.
12/01/10 – Los Angeles, CA – The Music Box
12/02/10 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echoplex
12/03/10 – San Francisco, CA – The Filmore
12/04/10 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
12/08/10 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
12/09/10 – Chicago, IL – Metro
12/11/10 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
12/12/10 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
12/14/10 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
12/15/10 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
Man, that was fuckin' cool. A rock-n-roll orchestra conductor…barefoot…a full not-choir…two percussionists…and plenty of sheet metal. I love everyone who participated!