Yo La Tengo Added to Sing Out Loud Lineup

Yo La Tengo press photo
Indie icons Yo La Tengo will play for free as part of this year's Sing Out Loud Festival | Cheryl Dunn, courtesy of the artist

Update: This show has been postponed. Yo La Tengo provided the following message to Sing Out Loud.

“Hi everybody – it pains us to write this message (in Georgia’s case, literally), but we have no choice except to postpone our September dates until early 2024.  A knee that’s been bothering Georgia for years has gotten bad enough that she’s going to have surgery on it.  After a couple of months of recovery, we expect her to be better than ever, which is really saying something.  We’re afraid that our long-long-awaited return to Florida, Arizona, Colorado et al will have to be postponed to long-long-long-awaited.  Trying to be light-hearted about this, but it’s not easy.  We’re pissed!  Hope to see you soon, just not as soon as hoped.”

– Ira, Georgia and James

Enduring indie icons Yo La Tengo have been added to this year’s Sing Out Loud programming, the team at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre announced in a press release.

The inimitable trio will perform for free on the Backyard Stage at the Amp on Saturday, September 9. The band’s show expands on what is already a packed month of programming, which includes the two-day Francis Field Showcase — Yola, The Black Keys, Mumford & Sons, Maggie Rogers and more — and dozens of yet-to-be-announced local showcases across the city of St. Augustine throughout the month of September.

As Yo La Tengo’s triad — Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley, and James McNew — nears its fourth decade together, the group explores new sonic territory on its 17th studio album, This Stupid World (tracks from which are currently in rotation on The Independent 89.9 HD4, JME’s music-discovery station). The record has been praised by Pitchfork, which called This Stupid World the band’s “liveliest album in at least a decade,” and The Guardian, which said the record was “a glorious blend of squalling guitars and introspective ballads.”

Yo La Tengo plays the Backyard Stage at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Saturday, September 9 as part of the Sing Out Loud festival. The all-ages show is free to attend. More information: singoutloudfrestival.com

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