Although named for the hungry atmosphere of their hometown (“Everybody in New York is a freelancer of something,” frontman Judah Dadone once allegedly said), Freelance Whales no longer have to hustle to do what they love. The successful indie outfit will be returning to NYC, among other cities, as part of their recently announced tour promoting their second album, Diluvia.

Known for alt instrumentals (glockenspiel, harmonium, banjo) and obscure mumblecore references, Freelance Whales could justifiably be called “hipster,” if they didn’t lack the term’s connotations of shallow posing. Spin magazine has endorsed the group as one of the “Must Hear Bands at SXSW,” while NPR called them “a band to watch” in advance of their festival debut.

Whether you agree with the popular acclaim, or are looking to make up your own mind, we’ve got dates and ticket links to Freelance Whales’ upcoming fall and winter concerts below.

Freelance Whales Concert Schedule

Date City State/Region Venue
8/3/2012 Montreal QC  Osheaga Festival
10/4/2012 Chicago IL Lincoln Hall
10/5/2012 Minneapolis MI 7th St Entry
10/6/2012 Madison WI Redamte
10/7/2012 Iowa City IA Maintenance Shop
10/10/2012 Dallas TX Trees
10/11/2012 Houston TX Fitzgerald’s
10/13/2012 Mexico City MX  Capital Corona Festival
10/14/2012 Austin TX  Austin City Limits
10/16/2012 Los Angeles CA El Rey
10/18/2012 San Francisco CA Mezzanine
10/20/2012 Portland OR Doug Fir
10/21/2012 Seattle WA Chop Suey
10/23/2012 Salt Lake City UT Kilby Court
10/24/2012 Denver CO Bluebird
10/26/2012 St. Louis MO Firebird
10/27/2012 Nashville TN The End
10/28/2012 Atlanta GA The Loft
10/30/2012 Chapel Hill NC Local 506
10/31/2012 Washington DC 9:30 Club
11/1/2012 New York NY Webster Hall
11/2/2012 Philadelphia PA Union Transfer
11/3/2012 Boston MA Paradise

Freelance Whales Tickets for Upcoming Concerts

Friday 1:00 PM Osheaga Music & Arts Festival (Friday Pass) with Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party, MGMT Parc Jean-Drapeau Montreal, Canada tickets from $167
Friday 3:30 AM Austin City Limits Festival (3 Day Pass) with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weezer, The Shins Zilker Park Austin, TX tickets from $147
Sunday 11:00 AM Austin City Limits Festival (Sunday Pass) with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Crystal Castles, Stars Zilker Park Austin, TX tickets from $137
Saturday 9:30 PM Freelance Whales with Geographer Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR
Friday 9:00 PM Freelance Whales The Firebird Saint Louis, MO
Wednesday 6:00 PM Freelance Whales with Geographer 9:30 Club Washington, DC
Thursday 8:00 PM Freelance Whales with Geographer Webster Hall New York, NY
Friday 8:30 PM Freelance Whales with Geographer Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA

Freelance Whales Average Ticket Prices 2012

City State Venue Date Avg. Price
New York NY Bowery Ballroom 6/1/2012 $33.40
Montreal QC Parc Jean-Drapeau 8/3/2012 $118.70
Austin TX Zilker Park 10/12/2012 $316.12
Austin TX Zilker Park 10/14/2012 $133.56

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