Thursday, January 12, 2012

NYC Concerts On Sale: Bjork Residency; Fountains of Wayne; Megafaun; & More

 Friday the 13th is a lucky day for New York City music fans, with tickets for some in-demand shows going on sale. Here are some details on Björk, Fountains of Wayne, and other acts.

Icelandic singer Björk is doing a series of multimedia shows in conjunction with her new album "Biophilia," which was released as a mobile app as well as an album. Because of the special demands involved in staging the presentation, "Biophilia Live" will be held in a most unusual concert venue, the New York Hall of Science (four shows), as well as at Roseland Ballroom (six shows).

Björk brings her "Biophilia Live" show to New York for 10 shows.
The shows take place from Feb. 3rd to March 2nd. Tickets for all of Björk's New York shows will go on sale here at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 13th. Besides some novel instrumentation in the shows, the residency will include a number of educational events in conjunction with The Creators Project.

Fountains of Wayne return to New York for one show at Irving Plaza on Saturday, April 21st. Get tickets here starting at 10 a.m. Friday.

Megafaun plays the Highline Ballroom on Saturday, March 17th. No, they're not Irish, but they're an exciting new-ish band, and they should be great live. Megafaun tickets go on sale Friday at Noon.

Sinead O'Connor plays two shows next month, on Feb. 23rd and again the 24th. Whatever you think of her personal eccentricities, O'Connor has a beautiful voice that is gorgeous to hear in person (at least is was years ago, when I last saw her. Tickets go on sale Friday at Noon.

If you're in a retro mode, the reformed Van Halen featuring David Lee Roth is returning to New York for two shows at Madison Square Garden, Feb. 28th and March 1st. Kool and the Gang opens for Van Halen, and tickets go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m.

And if you're in the mood for dancing, DJ David Guetta performs at Roseland on Thursday, Feb. 9th. Tickets go on sale Friday at 12 Noon.

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