Band of Horses to Play Acoustic, Electric Shows on Same Night in NYC

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Christopher Wilson

Band of Horses said Wednesday that it will play two shows in the Manhattan Center on the same night -- one acoustic and one electric.

The Dec. 11 doubleheader -- supporting the band's fourth album, Mirage Rock, which streeted Sept. 18 -- begins at 7 p.m. at the Grand Ballroom with a nightcap at 10 p.m. at the Hammersmith Ballroom. The former will be an unplugged set and the latter a regular electric show.

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The band, which Rolling Stone lauded for its “pure Southern California harmonies” and a “fuzz-drenched frenzy,” plans to capitalize on its dual musical nature with the pair of NYC gigs. Tickets for both shows go on sale at 10 a.m. ET Oct. 19.

Band of Horses is on a U.S. headlining tour that wraps Oct. 28 in Oakland. The group then heads to the U.K. for four shows before returning to North America. It then heads Down Under for a series of January concerts in Australia and New Zealand. The band had been slated to join Willie Nelson and others on the Railroad Revival Tour, but that late-October jaunt was scuttled because, according to the tour's website, “certain complications would not permit us to host the shows in the manner intended, and that the bands and fans deserved.”