A list of lists
Collected by Amity Bacon
6 Delancey St, New York, NY 10002, USA
Nothing beats the Bowery. We’ve probably played here more than anywhere else in the world. It’s a nostalgic concert hall for us, and one of the better places to see live music in New York. I often opt out of bigger venues in the city, but if a...
211 Stockwell Rd, Brixton, London SW9 9SL, UK
One of my favorite shows of last fall was at the 02 Academy Brixton, which packs in nearly 5,000 people. I thought a huge, sold-out place would make us seem miles from the crowd, but the audience was so fun that it felt intimate. It was my...
144 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
The Pabst is a beautiful seated theater that was modeled after the grand 19th-century European opera houses. It has excellent acoustics, and the staff is wonderful. They can book you as a small or big band, since the large space can be scaled down...
25 Wexford St, Dublin 2, D02 H527, Ireland
Irish audiences are crazy in the best way. Whelan’s holds about 450 people and is one of my favorite venues; I would love to play there four nights in a row. It’s gorgeous, with a rustic wood and stone interior, and the attendees love being there...
120 Boulevard de Rochechouart, 75018 Paris, France
Once, our bus broke down in Belgium, and we arrived late to La Cigale. When we pulled up, the line was around the block. Everyone rooted for us as we did the fastest setup in history. The concert hall always has great energy and sound, but that...
2700 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
The Greek has the sound quality of an indoor space, yet it’s set in the foothills of the Santa Monica mountains. The theater holds close to 6,000 people but still feels small. I think it’s one of the best venues in Los Angeles, which, in my...
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