|Titus Andronicus at Shea Stadium last July.|
S+@dium Rock: Five Nights at the Opera
Today, Titus Andronicus released the live document of their 2015 residency at Brooklyn's Shea Stadium. The five-night stand marked the release of the band's 3-LP rock opera, The Most Lamentable Tragedy, as well as the 30th birthday of Titus Andronicus frontman, Patrick Stickles.
S+@dium Rock: Five Nights at the Opera is available digitally today via Merge Records with a 12" vinyl version due on September 9th. As a companion to the release, Titus Andronicus have made available a 44-minute live concert film which was shot by Christopher Elia and Jeremy Aquilino over the course of the five-night celebration. Elia handled editing duties and managed to splice in some nice shots of our very own CoolDad Music logo as sported by Patrick Stickles.
In a press release, Stickles was careful to note of the film, "Though there is one scene that depicts the act of 'crowd surfing,' +@ does not encourage or condone such reckless behavior at our concerts. It infringes upon the rights of those who do not consent to getting kicked in the head - people can get hurt that way. The dance floor should be a safe and respectful environment for all, and violent, aggressive behavior has no place in a progressive gathering of true punks."
Check out the mostly positive and non-violent Shea Stadium performances below along with all of the dates so far announced for the upcoming Titus Andronicus "Rockers on the Road" tour. That tour kicks off on September 8th at Jersey City's Monty Hall.
Titus Andronicus on Tour
Aug 23 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
Sep 8 Jersey City, NJ – WFMU Monty Hall
Sep 9 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts %
Sep 11 Richmond, VA – The Camel %
Sep 13 Durham, NC – The Pinhook %
Sep 14 Asheville, NC – The Mothlight %
Sep 15 Nashville, TN – The High Watt %
Sep 17 Birmingham, AL – Saturn %
Sep 18 New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa %
Sep 20 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger %
Sep 21 Austin, TX – Barracuda %
Sep 22 Dallas, TX – The Loft %
Sep 23 Norman, OK – Opolis %
Sep 24 Columbia, MO – Rose Music Hall %
Sep 25 Iowa City, IA – The Mill %
Sep 27 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon %
Sep 28 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge %
Sep 29 Detroit, MI – El Club %
Sep 30 Toronto, ON – Lee's Palace %
Oct 4 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall ^
Oct 5 Portsmouth, NH – 3S Artspace ^
Oct 6 Rockville Center, NY – Cannon's Blackthorn ^
Oct 7 Brooklyn, NY – Market Hotel ^
Oct 8 Brooklyn, NY – Market Hotel ^
% - w/ A Giant Dog
^ - w/ Happiness