A second show at the Bowery Ballroom is definitely being added! Which night it will be is still being determined, but we’ll know in the next day or two, and tickets will go on sale early next week. We hope this second show means everyone in the area who would like to see Belly now has the chance to. And we really hope it drives down the prices being asked for tickets on the likes of Stubhub (or just outright denies the speculators/scalpers their ridiculous markups…).
We’re expecting to be able to announce the UK/Ireland shows for July early next week. A couple of the shows will have ticket ‘pre-sales’ and we’ll post links and send out an email to list subscribers with that info when we have it. If you’re not on the mailing list, you can sign up here. The location fields are optional, but in cases like this it does help us make sure location-specific information goes to people for whom its relevant (and doesn’t clutter up the in-boxes of those for whom it is not)!
First, we must express again how overwhelmed we all are by the response and support Belly has received since announcing we would be reuniting to play some shows- it has been quite beyond anything we’d imagined. We’ve been very frustrated by what has apparently happened with ticket-buying ‘bots’ and the ‘secondary market’ scalping sales- until yesterday we’d never even heard about this situation (scam……)! It has nothing to do with making music, playing music, seeing music, and is so incredibly lame. But aside from the ticket-bots skewing the sales, the huge interest and enthusiasm is fantastic, and its become obvious that a second show for NYC is warranted- and that’s exactly what we are working to make happen right now. We’ll post details as soon as we have ’em- in the meantime, please don’t go paying an outrageous sum on the scalper market for tickets!
Tickets for the DC show go on sale at 10AM, tickets for Boston and NYC at noon.
Our UK/Euro merch shop is up and running, which should save folks on the other side of the sea some on shipping costs. Just the two Ts for now, stickers, buttons and more to come….
We’ve just added signup forms for the BELLY email list to the website and to FaceBook. The annoying popup will only happen the first time you go to the website- if you don’t sign up then, but decide you want to later, you can access the signup form on the CONTACT page.
Just confirmed August 13th at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC.
As promised last week, we’ve got the dates and venues confirmed for our NYC and Boston shows in August! More shows to come as they get confirmed.
We’ve had some inquiries about t-shirts, etc. in the UK and Europe (and expressions of dismay over the shipping charges from the US…) and we’re happy to say we’ve lined up a UK merch partner and the shop should be up next week- the link will appear in the header menu under ‘SHOP’. And of course, we’ll have t-shirts and stickers and other goodies at the shows this summer.
We are thrilled by the positive response to our announcement Belly will reunite to play shows this summer and will be releasing new music. It has been quite amazing to read about how important Star and King were in many people’s lives. To answer to a couple questions that have repeatedly come our way over this past week….
When can we hear new music?
The plan is to release a pair of new songs digitally on April first, then release another song on the first of each month leading up to when we start playing live shows in July. Which brings us to……
Where and when are the shows going to be?
We expect to be able to start announcing confirmed dates at the beginning of next week, so look for details here on the shows page, and on our Facebook page.
Thank you, everyone, for the enthusiasm and kind words- and for your patience as we get this endeavor pulled together!