After playing a bunch of shows at March's SXSW conference in Texas, Shins frontman James Mercer and production whiz Brian "Danger Mouse" Burton will take their collaborative project, Broken Bells, on the road this Spring.
At SXSW, a gig at Austin's spacious outdoor venue Stubb's failed to capture the delicate, cinematic sound of the band's self-titled debut. But this 16-date tour is mostly indoors, which should enhance the impact of Mercer's reverb-drenched vocals and Burton's spooky arrangements.
Check out the full itinerary below, and read Blink-182 bassist Mark Hoppus' SPIN.com column about Broken Bells here.
Broken Bells tour dates:
May 18, San Diego, CA (Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay)
May 19, Los Angeles, CA (Henry Fonda Theatre)
May 21, San Francisco, CA (Regency Ballroom)
May 24, Portland, OR (Wonder Ballroom)
May 25, Seattle, WA (Showbox at the Market)
May 26, Vancouver, BC (Commodore Ballroom)
May 29, Denver, CO (Gothic Theatre)
May 31, Chicago, IL (Vic Theater)
June 1, Detroit, MI (St. Andrews Hall)
June 2, Toronto, ON (Queen Elizabeth Theatre)
June 4, Boston, MA (Royale Night Club)
June 5, New York, NY (The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza)
June 6, Philadelphia, PA (Electric Factory)
June 7, Washington, DC (9:30 Club)
June 10, Atlanta, GA (Center Stage)
June 11, Athens, GA (40 Watt Club)