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We Were Promised Jetpacks played Bowery Ballroom (video)

February 12, 2010

We Were Promised Jetpacks had the daunting task of opening their first headlining tour of North America with a show in the world’s most important music market, New York City, last night (2/11).  Despite the pressure and some obnoxious Scottish-accented heckling by three drunks down front (who were proud to claim they were from Chicago), the band played a tight show with lots of their signature layered guitars and powerful vocals roaring through the sold-out room.  The crowd’s energy grew throughout the set and the looks on a lot of faces around me showed that the band has slowly built a dedicated fanbase (at least in New York).  They mostly played songs from their debut LP, These Four Walls, but also played a couple of tracks from the new EP which they’re selling at shows. High energy highlights included ‘It’s Thunder and It’s Lightening’ (see video above) and ‘Ships with Holes will Sink’.  The band is on a six week tour.  All dates after the jump.

Feb 12 2010 8:00P
First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, PA
Feb 13 2010 8:00P
Rock and Roll Hotel (SOLD OUT) Washington DC
Feb 14 2010 8:00P
(d) The Middle East (+18) Cambridge, MA
Feb 15 2010 8:00P
The Knitting Factory Brooklyn, NY
Feb 17 2010 8:00P
Casbah at Tremont Music Hall Charlotte, NC
Feb 18 2010 8:00P
The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Feb 19 2010 8:00P
The End (+18) Nashville, TN
Feb 20 2010 8:00P
Maxine’s Pub Hot Springs, AR
Feb 21 2010 8:00P
Hailey’s Denton, TX
Feb 23 2010 8:00P
Rhythm Room Phoenix, AZ
Feb 24 2010 8:00P
The Loft (UCSD) San Diego, CA
Feb 26 2010 8:00P
Troubadour Los Angeles, CA
Feb 27 2010 8:00P
Slim’s San Francisco, CA
Mar 1 2010 8:00P
Biltmore Cabaret (+19) Vancouver, BC
Mar 2 2010 8:00P
Neumo’s Seattle, WA
Mar 3 2010 8:00P
Doug Fir Lounge (+21) Portland, OR
Mar 5 2010 8:00P
Kilby Court (CHANGE OF VENUE) Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 6 2010 8:00P
Hi Dive (+16) Denver, CO
Mar 7 2010 8:00P
Jackpot Saloon (+18) Lawrence, KS
Mar 8 2010 8:00P
The Waiting Room Omaha, NE
Mar 9 2010 8:00P
Varsity Theatre (+18) Minneapolis, MN
Mar 11 2010 8:00P
Lincoln Hall (+18) Chicago, IL
Mar 12 2010 8:00P
Grog Shop Cleveland, OH
Mar 13 2010 8:00P
The Summit (+18) Columbus, OH
Mar 14 2010 8:00P
Radio Radio (+21) Indianapolis
Mar 15 2010 8:00P
The Old Rock House St. Louis, MO
Apr 15 2010 8:00P
Hoxton Bar and Grill London
Apr 16 2010 8:00P
Fleche d’Or Paris
Apr 18 2010 8:00P
Knust Hamburg
Apr 20 2010 8:00P
Gleis 22 Muenster
Apr 21 2010 8:00P
Werkstatt Cologne
Apr 22 2010 8:00P
Schlacthof Wiesbaden
Apr 23 2010 8:00P
Beatpol Dresden
Apr 24 2010 8:00P
Lido Berlin
Apr 26 2010 8:00P
Melkweg Amsterdam
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