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The Shins are playing this summer's BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Andrew Frisicano

Now that the Governors Ball lineup has been released, it's open season on summer concert announcements. (You can expect to hear from PanoramaSummerStage and other NYC fests soon.) While Coachella and GovBall announced fairly distinct lineups, overlapping on Lorde and...Marshmello, both neglected to mention indie-pop outfit the Shins. Why was the Garden State soundtrack–featured band's absence notable? Last year, frontman James Mercer mentioned that the group would be delaying its comeback album—its first since 2012—to coincide with 2017's summer music festivals, even going as far as naming 'Chella as an important promotional tool.

Well, the band has announced its initial string of 2017 shows, and while it doesn't look like they'll be Coachella, they will be visiting NYC for a BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! benefit show on Thursday, June 15th. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 13th at 10am. The concert is one of the festival's ticketed shows, which are used to fund its summer-long free programming. Stay tuned for those closer to summer.


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