Continuing to tour in support of their recent fifth full-length and first in five years, Portland indie rock institution The Shins return tonight, Nov. 15 to Nashville’s own Ryman Auditorium for a performance with New York indie rocker and Vampire Weekend bassist Baio. Though the band just played Vanderbilt’s Rites of Spring earlier this year, they haven’t hosted a proper headliner in Music City since 2012, so a Ryman return is certainly exciting news. Only a handful of single tickets remain, and we suggest heading here to grab yours now, or risk missing out.
Largely centered around frontman and creative force James Mercer, who’s also spent some time away from The Shins as part of supergroup Broken Bells, the band have seen a revolving lineup of backing players over the years, and enter this cycle with an almost all-new roster. Intact are their poppy, hook-laden, indie sensibilities, however, and with new LP Heartworms, we’re reminded of why we first obsessed over the group so hard more than 15 years ago.
The Shins and Baio will perform tonight, Nov. 15 at The Ryman Auditorium. The show is all ages, begins at 7:30 p.m. (doors at 6:30 p.m.), and tickets are available to purchase for $39.50.