We’d heard rumors of this last week, and yesterday, the band made it official–Hoboken humanitarians and all around good humans Yo La Tengo will be playing a hastily organized benefit for Japan this Wednesday at Maxwell’s. Tickets are $50 (buy them here starting at 10 a.m.), but every cent, including the fees, goes to Peace Winds Japan. From the group’s announcement:
This just in . . . we’re going to play at Maxwell’s on Wednesday, March 23. Tickets will be $50 and all proceeds will go to Peace Winds Japan. The show will start at 9 pm. No other bands, but we’ll see if we can find something to put up our sleeves (please don’t hold us to that). Due to the short notice, tickets will be available exclusively on line, starting at 10 am EDT Monday March 21, through Ticketfly, who have generously offered to donate all of the fees to Peace Winds Japan.
Last time these guys played music live it was to benefit WFMU a couple weeks back–so when you see Ira Kaplan on the street, give that man a hug.
This just in . . . [Yo La Tengo]