Yeah Yeah Yeahs announce 2023 tour

The news comes with a video for their Cool It Down cut “Blacktop.”

February 07, 2023
Yeah Yeah Yeahs announce 2023 tour David Black

Yeah Yeah Yeahs have announce their 2023 performance dates. They’ll tour the United States in the spring, playing 13 shows in May and early June with alternating support from The Faint and Perfume Genius, and play four European shows in late August, with a set at Yuzawa, Japan’s Fuji Rock Festival the final weekend of July.


Alongside today’s news, the band has released visuals for “Blacktop,” a track from 2022’s Cool It Down, their first new album in nearly a decade. Directed by David Black, the video is a simple concept, overlaying grainy footage of YYY frontwoman Karen O to create a pleasant, retrofuturist effect.

“Each record has one of these diamonds in the rough that just feels like flying to me,” O explains in a press release. “It felt right to keep the video as stripped down and dare I say beautiful in its naïveté. David Black put us in front of his 70s analog video camera with the intention to pull stills for band shots. He had me sing to ‘Blacktop’ before I had even memorized the lyrics. I thought I knew the song by heart but it felt like an introduction, like meeting it for the first time. It wasn’t intended to end up as a video, and as a return to the earliest visuals from the record, it completes a circle. We’re so happy we have it, a simple layered performance for a deceptively simple song. We hope you enjoy.”


Watch the clip, check out the flyer for Yeah Yeah Yeah’s upcoming U.S. tour, and view the dates for all of the group’s scheduled 2023 performances below.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs spring 2023 U.S. tour
Yeah Yeah Yeahs announce 2023 tour
Yeah Yeah Yeahs tour dates

May 3 - Washington, DC - The Anthem
May 5 - Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Music Festival
May 7 - Houston, TX - 713 Music Hall +
May 9 - Irving, TX - The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory +
May 12 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Block Party
May 13 - Pasadena, CA - Just Like Heaven
May 26 - Allston, MA - Boston Calling Music Festival
June 1 - Chicago, IL - Huntington Bank Pavilion
June 3 - Minneapolis, MN - Armory *
June 5 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre *
June 7 - Redmond, WA - Marymoor Live *
June 8 - Troutdale, OR - McMenamins Edgefield *
June 10 - Berkeley, CA - The Greek Theatre *

July 28–30 - Yuzawa, JP - Fuji Rock Festival


August 25 - London, EN - All Points East
August 26 - Paris, FR - Rock en Seine
August 28 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
August 29 - Berlin, DE - Columbiahalle

+ w/ The Faint
* w/ Perfume Genius

Yeah Yeah Yeahs announce 2023 tour