Hot Tickets: Gnarls Barkley, R.E.M., The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Cry-Baby


As if it wasn’t exciting enough that power-duo Gnarls Barkley has released its much-anticipated followup to 2006’s St. Elsewhere (just in time to get the hype rolling for some summer jams), now we get news that Messrs. Cee-Lo and Danger Mouse are playing the Highline Ballroom on April 10. Yes, that’s one week from today! [On Sale: Friday, April 4 at noon]

So R.E.M. is making a comeback, huh. They’ve got a new album, a new look and a new tour with Modest Mouse and Brooklyn it-band The National, which comes to MSG on June 19. [On Sale: Saturday, April 5 at noon]

The notoriously dysfunctional neo-psyche troup The Brian Jonestown Massacre plays Terminal 5 on July 25. Love ’em or hate ’em, if you haven’t seen the band’s 2004 documentary, Dig, we suggest you add it to your Netflix queue with a quickness. [On Sale: Friday, April 4 at noon]

Lastly, another season of hipster-infested social outings at Williamsburg’s McCarren Park Pool is fast-approaching, with a concert for the emo set on June 10: Death Cab For Cutie. (Sorry kids, it’s not one of the free ones.) [On Sale: Friday, April 4 at noon]


Remember John Waters’ 1990 teen-angst comedy/musical, Cry-Baby, starring Johnny Depp? Now it’s on Broadway, with a new score by one of the guys from Fountains of Wayne and the executive producer of The Daily Show. Previews go through April 23, with opening night set for April 25. [On Sale Now]