New Tours: Tokyo Police Club, the Pretenders

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Tokyo Police Club
WRITTEN BY
Larry Fitzmaurice

Fresh off of a jaunt opening for power-pop titans Weezer, Canadian post-punk quartet Tokyo Police Club are gearing up a North American tour kicking off February 24 in Providence, RI. The boys will hit major cities along the East Coast and Midwest before concluding March 19 in Pontiac, MI. A who's who of indie rock's finest will accompany the band on the road, including Born Ruffians, Ra Ra Riot, and the Harlem Shakes.

Tokyo Police Club tour dates:
2/24, Providence, RI (Lupo's)@
2/25, New York, NY (Webster Hall)#
2/26, Washington, DC (Black Cat)#
2/28, Pittsburgh, PA (Mr. Smalls)@
3/1, Cleveland, OH (Grog Shop)@
3/2, Columbus, OH (The Basement)@
3/3, Cincinnati, OH (Mad Hatter)@
3/5, Atlanta, GA (The Earl)@
3/6, Tallahassee, FL (Club Downunder)@
3/7, Orlando, FL (The Social)@
3/10, New Orleans, LA (The Parish @ House of Blues)$
3/11, Houston, TX (Walters on Washington)$
3/12, McAllen, TX (Cine El Ray)$
3/13, San Antonio, TX (White Rabbit)$
3/14, Dallas, TX (Granada Theatre)$
3/16, Omaha, NE (Slowdown)$
3/18, Chicago, IL (The Metro)#
3/19, Pontiac, MI (Crofoot)#
(@ w/ Harlem Shakes)
(# w/ Born Ruffians)
($ w/ Ra Ra Riot)

After releasing this year's triumphant return to form, Break Up the Concrete (stream the entire album below), Chrissie Hynde and her Pretenders are ready to embark on their first headlining tour in six years. The 31-date trek begins January 29 in Albany, NY, and will stop all across the U.S. before capping March 14 in Reno, NV. Opening acts have yet to be confirmed, but don't get me wrong -- seeing the Pretenders live is enough of a treat as it is.

Pretenders Tour Dates:
1/29, Albany, NY (The Palace Theatre)
1/30, New York, NY (Roseland Ballroom)
1/31, Atlantic City, NJ (Borgata-Music Box)
2/2, Washington, DC (9:30 Club)
2/4, Boston, MA (Orpheum Theatre)
2/5, Jim Thorpe, PA (Penn's Peak)
2/6, Philadelphia, PA (Electric Factory)
2/7, Ledyard, CT (Fox Theatre)
2/9, Ann Arbor, MI (Michigan Theater)
2/10, Cleveland, OH (House Of Blues)
2/11, Indianapolis, IN (Murat Theatre)
2/13, Cincinnati, OH (Taft Theatre)
2/14, Akron, OH (Akron Civic Ctr Theatre)
2/15, Chicago, IL (Riviera Theater)
2/17-18, Milwaukee, WI (Northern Lights Theatre)
2/20, Minneapolis, MN (First Avenue)
2/21, Kansas City, MO (Ameristar Casino)
2/22, Tulsa, OK (Brady Theater)
2/24, Denver, CO (Paramount Theatre)
2/25, Aspen, CO (Belly Up Aspen)
2/27, Dallas, TX (House of Blues)
2/28, Houston, TX (House of Blues)
3/1, Austin, TX (Stubbs)
3/4, Phoenix, AZ (The Dodge Theater)
3/5, San Diego, CA (House of Blues)
3/6, Pala, CA (Pala Casino-Cabaret Room)
3/7, Las Vegas, NV (House of Blues)
3/8, Anaheim, CA (The Grove)
3/10, Los Angeles, CA (The Wiltern)
3/13, San Francisco, CA (The Fillmore)
3/14, Reno, NV (Silver Legacy Casino)

PLUS: Full album stream of the Pretenders "Break Up The Concrete"

More on SPIN.com:
>> The Pretenders, 'Break Up the Concrete' (Shangri-La)
>> New Video: Tokyo Police Club, "In a Cave"

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