New Tour Dates Confirmed

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The New Pornographers have confirmed new tour dates.

Aug 19 – Somerset, WI @ Soundtown Music Festival
Oct 13 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater
Oct 14 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Moon
Oct 15 – Pensacola, FL @ De Luna Fest
Oct 16 – Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live

All tickets on sale now. Head HERE to purchase.


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The video for “Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk” made in collaboration with Oxfam’s Gulf oil spill relief efforts (and directed by Shannon Hart Reed) won the Emmy Saturday night for the “Societal Concerns” category! This is exciting for both The New Pornographers and Oxfam as they continue to spread the story of the aftermath of the Gulf Coast oil spill in Louisiana.
Thank you for continuing to watch and share the video. For more information on Oxfam’s mission, please visit: Oxfam’s website


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Don’t miss The Best Show on WFMU with Tom Scharpling tonight (Tuesday, March 8th) from 9pm-midnight (EST)! Special guests include Carl Newman of the New Pornographers, as well as John Hodgeman, Kurt Vile and Ted Leo! Tune in at 91.1 fm in New York, at 90.1 fm in the Hudson Valley or online at

Pitchfork interview with “Moves” Director Tom Scharpling

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Check out Pitchfork’s interview with Tom Scharpling, the director of the The New Pornographer’s “Moves” music video, discussing the concept and inspiration behind the video. Link:

Show Added: Omaha, NE

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We’ve added a new show in Omaha, NE on April 21st at The Waiting Room. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, February 26th. More information (as it’s available) will be posted on our tour page (click here).

New Music Video: Moves

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Written And Directed By Tom Scharpling

Producers: Robert Hatch-Miller & Puloma Basu

Cast: Jon Wurster, Julie Klausner, Kevin Corrigan, Wyatt Cenac, Horatio Sanz, Ted Leo, John Hodgman, Bill Hader, Paul Rudd, Todd Barry, Donald Glover, Esther Crowe, Michael Lisk, Gabe Delahaye, Max Silvestri, Jay Norton, David Rosenblatt, Terre T., Anna Copacabana, Rob Cuthill, Brian Turner, Alex Scordelis, Jonathan Fernandez, Therese Mahler, Candace Mills, Christina Stanley, Christine Tadler, Owinema Biu, Chris Spooner, Jacob Wolk

Director Of Photography: Paul Yee
Editor: Joaquin Perez
Production Designers: Alex Brook Lynn & Elizabeth Ralston
Motion Graphics: Joe Posner
Hair & Makeup: Jess Coppa
Gaffer: Richard Giannotti
Colorist: Ben Murray
Sound Design: Matt Lewkowicz
Key PA: Paul Morse
Production Assistants: Greg Needham, Jacob Wolk, David Clarke
Additional Camera: Nick Wilson

Shot On Location At: Other Music, Seaside Lounge, Death By Audio

New Spring Tour Dates Announced

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We’re happy to announce our new Spring Tour, with The Walkmen and Menomena. The 13-show tour starts on April 13th in Boulder, and heads across the US. Full dates and ticket information below. Come out and join us this spring!

Tickets (Updated)

A limited number of pre-sale tickets for shows not yet on sale are available now through this link.

Regular tickets went this Friday, February 4th for most shows, except San Francisco (on sale 2/6), Cleveland (2/11) and Cincinnati (2/11). Check back at for the latest ticket information as it’s added.

See you in April!

Tour Dates

April 13 / Boulder, CO / Fox Theatre *
April 14 / Albuquerque, NM / Sunshine Theater *
April 15 / Tempe, AZ / Marquee Theatre *
April 16 / Indio, CA / Coachella Music Festival – SOLD OUT
April 17 / Santa Cruz, CA / Rio Theatre
April 18 / San Francisco, CA / Regency Ballroom *
April 22 / Indianapolis, IN / The Vogue **
April 23 / Cleveland, OH / House of Blues **
April 25 / Buffalo, NY / Town Ballroom **
April 26 / Cincinnati, OH / Bogart’s **
April 27 / Iowa City, IA / Ballroom at The University of Iowa **
April 28 / Urbana, IL / Canopy Club **
April 29 / Columbia, MO / The Blue Note **

* w/ Menomena
** w/ The Walkmen


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Tune in to NBC tonight at 8:30PM for the premiere of the new sitcom, Perfect Couples and hear the theme song that our own A.C. Newman wrote and performed! Click here for more information.

AC Newman at SF Sketchfest

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On January 15th in San Francisco, Carl (AC Newman) will be a part of two shows for this year’s SF Sketchfest, performing a song (or two). Check out the details below and get your tickets.

8PM @ Cobb’s – SF Sketchfest: Invite Them Up – Details
10:30PM @ Cobb’s – SF Sketchfest: Delocated – Details

Click here to buy tickets!

Live Acoustic Performance: Adventures In Solitude

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Earlier this year, The New Gay ranked our songs Adventures In Solitude and Valkyrie in the Roller Disco at #1 in their list of Top Anti-Suicide Anthems. In support of this, and their support of Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better” project, we recorded this acoustic version of Adventures in Solitude. Watch the video below and read more here.

Click here if you have trouble viewing the video.