Celebration to open for TV on the Radio

Celebration, the six-piece art-rock Baltimore band, will open a handful of dates for TV on the Radio this April. 

The announcement came via, where else, Tumblr

Celebration just released their third album, "Hello Paradise," last month with a show inside a 110-year-old church in Charles Village.

A profile on the band appears in this Sunday's Sun magazine

The band said at the concert it did not have a tour planned, save for the occasional show, as has been their custom since they broke with former label 4AD three years ago.

That's the case with TV on the Radio, said Brett Yale, of the band's current label Friends Records. 

They will open for TVOTR at just three cities, Philadelphia, Charlottesville,  and, on April 10, at Rams Head Live in Baltimore. Yale says there are currently no plans for more than three dates. The band's only other scheduled show is April 22 at Union Pool in Brooklyn.

The two bands have a history. They were label mates at 4AD, and TV on the Radio's David Sitek produced Celebration's first two albums.  

TV on the Radio are getting ready to release their first album since 2008, "Nine Types of Lights." They announced an accompanying tour in February.

The band have become not just standard-bearers in indie music but also commercially successful - their last album, "Dear Science," reached No. 12 on the Billboard 200.

The last time they performed in the area was 2008 at Merriweather Post Pavilion, on a bill that included Seu Jorge and Thievery Corporation.

To read the feature on the band, click here

Photo: Celebration's Katrina Ford performing at 2640. A photo gallery of that show is here. (Josh Sisk/Special to the Sun)

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