Yo La Tengo‘s much loved, always-anticipated Hanukkah shows came to an end when Maxwell’s (as we knew it) came to end, the last ones happening in 2012. They played holiday shows at The Bell House in 2013, but the band made a point to say they were not a replacement for Hanukkah shows. So it was really exciting on Monday when Ira announced to the Central Park SummerStage crowd that Yo La Tengo Hanukkah shows would officially be back for the first time in five years, now at Bowery Ballroom from December 12 – 19. Expect surprise openers, comedians and other fun stuff. Tickets for the Hanukkah shows go on sale today at noon.