Band of Horses will indulge each of the polar opposites of the band’s musical identity – a range described in the new Rolling Stone Hot List as “pure Southern California harmonies” to “fuzz-drenched frenzy” – with a very special one-time-only two shows in one night event December 11 at New York City’s Manhattan Center.
BoH’s very own NYC marathon will begin with a 7:00pm special acoustic performance in the intimate confines of the Manhattan Center’s Grand Ballroom, after which the band will move to the building’s considerably larger Hammerstein Ballroom for a full-on electric set, with support provided by special guest Jason Lytle.
The NYC doubleheader is the latest in an ongoing frenzy of activity in the wake of the September 18 release of Mirage Rock (Brown/Columbia). Recent BoH highlights have included an appearance at the Global Citizen Festival in New York’s Central Park that concluded in an all star jam featuring the band alongside Neil Young, Foo Fighters, Black Keys and more, while upcoming events include a November UK/Europe tour, and the recently announced U.S. headline dates running from December 3 at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor MI through December 15 at The National in Richmond VA
Manhattan Center is located centrally in mid-town Manhattan at 311 West 34th Street, with prime access to all transportation, and is comprised of the following:
Hammerstein Ballroom: with a concert capacity of 3,500, Hammerstein Ballroom combines a magnificent, century old former opera house with fully integrated 21st century media and entertainment production technology. One of New York’s most elegant and versatile special event destinations, Hammerstein Ballroom is the venue of choice for corporate event planners, producers, and show promoters.
Grand Ballroom: with a concert capacity of 1,200, Grand Ballroom integrates elegance and grandeur with a state-of-the-art concert sound system. Located 7 floors directly above Hammerstein Ballroom, Grand Ballroom is a luxuriously appointed ballroom perfect for banquets, award shows, benefits, television productions, product launches, receptions, and fashion shows.
Recording Studios: Manhattan Center has operated two world-class recording studios since the early1990s. Studio 4 is affectionately called “The Log Cabin” by the many producers, engineers, composers, and musician who call it home. Studio 7 is a superb control room connected to Grand Ballroom, where countless orchestral film scores, classical recordings, and performances have been immortalized.
Television Studios: Television Studios at Manhattan Center are fully HD. The two principal studios (TV1 and TV2) easily accommodate both stage and studio audiences.TV1 and TV2 are self-contained studios complete with private lobbies, green rooms, dressing rooms, hair and make-up facilities, turnkey production offices, adjacent editing suites, and production support spaces.