Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Decade Of Yacht.

Press Release:

YACHT is developing a comedy TV show for Amazon called SUPPORT, plus 10th anniversary show announced 
Two big announcements from Team YACHT today: First of all, YACHT is turning ten years old!  To celebrate, YACHT has announced a 10th Anniversary celebration on Dec. 8 in Los Angeles at the Echoplex.  The performance will feature material from all eras and line-ups of the band, with special guests, surprises and prizes and party favors for the audience! Secondly, the members of YACHT are pleased to announce they are currently developing a comedy show for Amazon Studios, called Support.  Expect to see the pilot online early next year.

Official press release from Amazon Studios announcing Support:

Sometimes, what happens behind the scenes can be even more entertaining than what happens in the spotlight. That's the idea behind a new series added to the Amazon Studios Development Slate: Support, about a band's life on the road.

The creators of Support are all members of a band called YACHT, who are signed to LCD Soundsystem's label, DFA. And yes, they drew from their own experiences - in dozens of different kinds of bands - to create their show:

"Viewing the awkward, banal (and sometimes even degrading) realities inherent to playing in a band through the lens of comedy has helped us cope with how weird our lives consistently are."

More about Support:
Writers: Jona Bechtolt, Jeffrey Brodsky, Claire Evans, Rob Kieswetter (they are the band YACHT)

Logline: An ensemble comedy about life on the rock 'n' roll road, as seen through the eyes of its least glamorous participants: the opening band.

Why Amazon optioned it: The script is funny, has heart, and is about as authentic of a perspective as you can get on the music industry. It's a fascinating look backstage and at the lives of the bands we look up to on stage. These are characters we care about and root for and want to see succeed.

>From the writers: "For the past three years, we've imagined our lives on the road as a TV show. In many ways, a tour is a perfect analogue to an episodic series: there's a central cast of characters, recurring locations, absurd scenarios, and new conflicts to resolve every day. There are just too many stranger-than-fiction moments that we've wanted to share, but haven't had the time or outlet to do so. We've been keeping notes of every ridiculous interaction and story in a shared document and we can't wait to unearth them all through the show."

YACHT 2012 Tour Dates:
10/18    Durham, NH @ Univ. of New Hampshire
10/19    New York, NY @ Terminal 5
10/20    Boston, MA @ House of Blues
10/21    Montreal, QC @ Corona Theater
10/23    Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
10/24    Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme
10/25    Chicago, IL @ Metro
10/27    San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
10/28    Pomona, CA @ The Fox Theater
12/08    Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex (10th Anniversary Show)

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