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Hot Aussies Tame Impala Announce U.S. Tour

Psych rockers, one of SPIN's Next Big Things for 2011, plot trek with fellow buzz band Yuck as opener.

Peter Gaston // February 15, 2011

Australian psych rockers Tame Impala, who broke onto the scene last year on the heels of hotly-tipped support dates with MGMT and on the strength of their trippy debut album, Innerspeaker, will hit the road for their most ambitious North American tour to date, beginning with a spot at SoCal’s Coachella fest April 15, then heading across the country into May.

The quartet, named one of SPIN’s Next Big Things in the brand new March issue, have tapped London fuzz rockers Yuck, another hot new band, to support on all dates, except Coachella.

After the tour, Tame Impala will head home to Australia to work on their second album. “It’s a lot more — what’s the word? — decadent,” frontman Kevin Parker tells SPIN. “I’m giving in to temptation more. It’s like if you got the album that’s out now and gave it the Ninja Turtles ooze and turned it into a mutant version.”

Tame Impala tour dates:
April 15, Indio, CA (Coachella Festival)
April 18, San Francisco, CA (The Fillmore)
April 20, Portland, OR (Wonder Ballroom)
April 21, Vancouver, BC (Commodore Ballroom)
April 22, Seattle, WA (Neumo’s)
April 25, New York, NY (Webster Hall)
April 27, Philadelphia, PA (First Unitarian Church)
April 28, Boston, MA (Paradise Rock Club)
April 30, Montreal, QC (Café Campus)
May 1, Toronto, ONT (Phoenix Concert Theatre)
May 3, Chicago, IL (Lincoln Hall)
May 6, Washington, DC (Black Cat)