The next Yo La Tengo tour kicks off in June, where the first 45 minutes of every show will be decided by the spin of a wheel of fortune. At the beginning of the night Yo La Tengo will roll out the wheel of fortune on stage, where it will be given a spin to pick one of eight sets, which includes a Q&A, a set of songs with people’s names in, the acting out of a classic sitcom, a Condo Fucks set, and a set consisting of nothing but Yo La Tengo songs that begin with the letter S.
The audience could also be treated to a set from James McNew's side project Dump, or half of Yo La Tengo's The Sounds Of The Sounds Of Science film score. The band says: "For our next UK tour, we’ve decided to take the advice of Blood, Sweat & Tears to 'ride a painted pony/let the spinning wheel spin.'"
Edinburgh Queens Hall (6 June), The Sage Gateshead (7), Leeds Cockpit (8) Birmingham O2 Academy 2 (9), Oxford O2 Academy (10), London Royal Festival Hall (12).