The Shins Add More Tour Dates

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The Shins Add More Tour Dates

The Shins just released their fifth LP, the spirited and warm pop record Heartworms, on Friday, and already they’ve added tour dates to the previously announced tour in support of the album.

The tour actually starts up tomorrow in NYC and then will steadily hum along through August, with stops in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Germany, Denmark and Switzerland. Similar to recent tours, Shins auteur James Mercer will be supported by a five-piece band that includes frequent collaborators Jon Sortland and Mark Watrous.

As one added bonus to fans of the band, The Shins’ first touring van is being offered up to people who participate in a cover song campaign for Heartworms. Mercer is picking the winner himself and says the van “ought to be passed on to a band that uses it to get out there and play shows and spread their music.” Find more info here.

Read our review of Heartworms here, and check out the band’s tour dates and the lyric video for the excellent “origin story” track “Mildenhall” below.

The Shins Tour Dates:

March
14 – New York, N.Y. @ Bowery Ballroom
15 – New York, N.Y. @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
25 – Glasgow, Scotland @ 6 Music Festival at O2 Academy
28 – Paris, France @ Le Trianon
29 – London, England @ Apollo Hammersmith
30 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
31 – Zurich, Switzerland @ M4Music Festival

April
20 – Raleigh, N.C. @ The Ritz
21 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Vanderbilt University
22-23 – North Charleston, S.C. @ High Water Festival

May
12 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Centennial Olympic Park
13 – St. Petersburg, Fla. @ Jannus Live
14 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Shaky Knees Music Festival
16 – Norfolk, Va. @ The Norva
17 – Richmond, VA @ The National
19 – St. Louis, Mo. @ The Pageant
20 – Council Bluffs, Iowa @ Harrah’s Hotel & Casino
21 – Moorhead, Minn. @ Bluestem Center for the Arts
23 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
24 – Calgary, Alberta @ MacEwan Hall
27 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
28 – George, Wash. @ Sasquatch
29 – Boise, Idaho @ Summerfield at Memorial Stadium

June
01 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Midland Theatre
02 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Bunbury Music Festival
03 – Memphis, Tenn. @ Minglewood Hall
04 – Houston, Texas @ Free Press Summer Festival
15 – New York, N.Y. – Prospect Park Bandshell
16 – Portland, Maine @ Thompson’s Point
17 – Cooperstown, N.Y. @ Brewery Ommegang
18 – Dover, Del. @ Firefly Music Festival
21 – Troutdale, Ore. @ Edgefield
22 – Ogden, Utah @ Ogden Amphitheatre
23 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas- The Chelsea

July
06-09 – Winnipeg, Manitoba @ Winnipeg Folk Fest
11 – Niagara Falls, N.Y. @ Rapid Theatre
28 – Oro-Medonte, Ontario @ Wayhome Music & Arts Festival
29 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Agora Theatre
30 – Burlington, Vt. @ Lake Champlain Maritime Festival

August
01 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Stage AE
02 – Boston, Mass. @ House of Blues
04-06 – Montreal, Quebec @ Osheaga
13 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega
14 – Hamburg, Germany @ Grobe Freiheit
15 – Berlin, Germany @ Astra Kulturhaus
16 – Cologne, Germany @ Live Music Hall
17-20 – Brecon, Wales @ Green Man Festival
22 – Manchester, England @ Academy
23 – Nottingham, England @ Rock City

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