Just when you thought you'd finally escaped hearing the above song between three and seven fucking times a day ... BAM! Concert announcement. The breakthrough Australian singer-songwriter born Wouter "Wally" De Backer — stage name Gotye (pronounced "Gah-tea-yay," or like this if you're nasty) — will play The Ryman on Oct. 3. Hey, same week as The Shins!
So can we start calling this guy 'Ye, or is that taken? Or maybe we'll just go with Sting Collins-Gabriel. Or just Sting Jr. The point: Tickets for Gotye's Ryman performance — which will run you about $50 — go on sale right here at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 8. More info here. And for good measure, hear my favorite version of "Somebody That I Used To Know" after the jump.