The Walkmen are coming to Arizona. But it comes under most unfortunate circumstances. For one thing, they are opening for Kings of Leon, who are good but whose painstakingly polished exterior grates at me. For another thing, tickets are a whopping $45* for the May 19 show at Mesa Amphitheatre. The New York Times praised Kings of Leon in a recent review, but that’s not paying my credit card bill for this one. Tough call here.
It also should be noted that show time (or at least doors) is listed at 5 p.m.. Love the Mesa curfew.
* – prices subject to service fees (of course).
(Photo: Hamilton Leithauser, aka the guy my wife would leave me for in a second, at Austin City Limits festival in Sept. 2005.)
The Walkmen on KCRW, 1/19/09
The Walkmen: I Lost You (new song)
The Walkmen @ Clubhouse, 6/17/06