Belle and Sebastian at Merriweather

Belle and Sebastian

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Since being launched on the River Clyde in Glasgow in 1996 the good ship Belle And Sebastian has sailed far and wide on the oceans of international indie‐pop, stockpiling a treasure trove of gold and silver records, a loyal legion of fans and critical kudos by the barrel‐load.

The current line‐up has been in place for more than 10 years, selling over 3 million albums, releasing a dozen singles and playing countless sold‐out concerts around the world. During this period the band also moved from their original label for the UK and Europe, Jeepster ‐ through which they released five studio albums ‐ to Rough Trade.

Moving to Rough Trade cleared the way for the band to collaborate with producer Trevor Horn in 2003 on Dear Catastrophe Waitress, their fourth gold‐selling record after debut Tigermilk (1996) If You’re Feeling Sinister (1996) and The Boy With The Arab Strap (1998). All three singles from the album reached the UK top 20.

Three years later, the band decamped to California to record The Life Pursuit with Beck producer Tony Hoffer, a record that took B&S into the UK album top 10 for the first time and went on to sell more than a half a million copies globally. A key highlight of the touring for the group’s seventh long player was a sold‐out show with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, where they played to an audience of 18,000.

B&S repeated the formula of The Life Pursuit in 2010 with Belle And Sebastian Write About Love, recording in California with Hoffer. Notable guests on the album include Norah Jones and actress Carey Mulligan, a long‐time B&S fan. In the UK, Write About Love equalled its predecessor’s album chart position of number 8.

The latest instalment in the illustrious recording career of Belle And Sebastian comes with the release of The Third Eye Centre in June 2013, a gathering of rarities and B‐sides from the past decade. Then, after touring festivals this summer, the band intend to get straight back into the studio. Look out for more from Scotland’s greatest export in 2014.

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  • Stephen A.

    Wonderful show - both YLT and BAS put on strong sets.

    July 13, 2013

  • Matt

    Awesome show!

    July 13, 2013

  • Stephen A.

    Megan and I decided view was better from lawn. We are sitting on the striped blanket. I am wearing an orange t shirt.

    July 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey u guys wanna join us? We have a nice spot Alcoa middle of lawn. Facing stage toward right. Grey blanket

      July 12, 2013

    • Stephen A.

      Hmmm. We have a pretty good spot, too. It is up front neat center of stage.

      July 12, 2013

  • Matt

    Has anybody else arrived?

    July 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We are on our way

      July 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Anyone have lawn?

      July 12, 2013

  • Stephen A.

    I just arrived. At box office. Matt, do you still have reserved seats.

    July 12, 2013

    • Matt

      We have some but honestly there are a ton of open seats. Feel free to join us at U...I have a black polo on

      July 12, 2013

  • Stephen A.

    Traffic is terrible. Running really late. Won't arrive until 745.

    July 12, 2013

  • Matt

    If you have lawn tickets, they are upgrading you to covered seats on the wings. I've reserved 10 seats at row U on the left side.

    July 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Dibs x2

      July 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My friend and I are at Union Jack's across the street if anyone wants to join.

    July 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      The set list was posted earlier today. Yo La Tengo is on at 8 and Belle is on at 9:30.

      July 12, 2013

    • Matt

      Crap...I didn't see that would explain the very empty seats.

      July 12, 2013

  • Matt

    Is anyone at Merriweather now? We just arrived...

    July 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How will we find everyone?

    July 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    anyone leaving from Columbia heights with an extra sit in your car?

    July 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    would like to know if someone still have a ticket available for the show... and a ride from U street metro.

    July 12, 2013

    • Meredith

      Just messaged you!

      July 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      awesome what time you guys leave?

      July 12, 2013

  • Brian

    Just bought a ticket for the pavillion, but I'd love to meet up with everyone before the show. Has a meeting place/time been established yet?

    July 12, 2013

    • Stephen A.

      I will post details when I arrive. Probably lawn and around 7.

      July 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I think my friend and I were going to grab drinks/food at Union Jacks beforehand. Anyone would be welcome to join us.

      July 12, 2013

  • Meredith

    I still have a lawn ticket available! Price is negotiable!

    July 12, 2013

  • HY

    I know this is pretty last-minute, but does anyone have an extra lawn ticket? And space in their car?

    July 11, 2013

    • Meredith

      I have an extra lawn ticket!

      July 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i was just able to grab a ticket (yay!) but am looking for a ride to & from the venue...i live in the hyattsville/college park area but am willing to meet up anywhere that's metro-accessible!

    July 11, 2013

    • Stephen A.

      I can pick you up at Greenbelt metro.

      July 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Awesome! Just sent you a message.

      July 11, 2013

  • Ally P.

    Hello there! I've loved Belle and Sebastian since grade school and this is the first time I've been able to see them! (and i'm excited for yo la tengo too!) Unfortunately, my ride just fell through, so if anyone has extra space in their car, I'd be happy to help with gas. :)

    July 11, 2013

    • Stephen A.

      I can pick you up at Greenbelt metro.

      July 11, 2013

    • Ally P.

      Ah, thank you! I just sent you a text!

      July 11, 2013

  • Meredith

    I will sell my two lawn tickets at a discounted price if anyone is interested!

    July 10, 2013

    • Meredith

      Sorry, I forgot I don't get Meetup.com emails anymore so I never saw these messages! I had two tickets for me and a friend but my friend decided to keep hers. Are you still interested in just the one? I'll find out how to transfer the ticket to someone else.

      July 11, 2013

  • Lee W.

    I have an extra lawn ticket, looking for someone to go with! Also would be helpful if anyone is able to give me a ride over from columbia heights.

    July 9, 2013

    • Matt

      Leah -I live in Adams Morgan and could give you a ride. I didn't buy a ticket yet so would love to take you up on the open ticket.

      Simren - if you can make it near the Columbia Heights/Adams Morgan area I can give you a ride too.

      July 9, 2013

    • Lee W.

      Hey Matt, that sounds awesome!

      July 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I may have an extra lawn ticket. I should know by tonight if it is available.

    July 10, 2013

  • Stephen A.

    Hey everyone, I'm looking forward to the show. If anyone needs a ride to Merriweather, please let me know. I plan to try to get there early to catch the amazing Yo La Tengo who is the opening act.

    July 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    No love for Yo La Tengo?

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