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Midlake to Tour

Texan folkies prepare to launch extensive 25-stop tour, starting Feb. 2 in New Orleans.

Texas jazz students turned retro softies Midlake announced a full-on attack of North America yesterday (Dec. 7) as they gear up to launch the 25-stop winter tour spanning the continent. Before kicking off the tour in New Orleans on February 2, Midlake will first knock out five Australian dates in December before returning home and hitting the road for over one month.

Midlake, whose latest release The Trials of Van Occupanther bursts with supple vintage folk-pop drenched in smooth melodies, just rounded up a ten-week-long marathon of music video debuts including a video direction contest for “It Covers the Hillsides.” SPIN.com premiered the videos for “Head Home” (read more), “Van Occupanther” (read more) and “Young Bride” (read more). The fivesome also raked in three Plug Award nominations this year including Indie Rock Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Music Video of the Year for “Young Bride.”

Midlake tour dates:

2/2, New Orleans, LA (The Republic)
2/3, Birmingham, AL (Bottle Tree Cafe)
2/4, Atlanta, GA (The Earl)
2/6, Chapel Hill, NC (Local 506)
2/7, Washington DC (Rock and Roll Hotel)
2/8, Philadelphia, PA (North Star Bar)
2/9, New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom)
2/10, Boston, MA (Middle East Upstairs)
2/11, Montreal QC (Mile End Cultural Center)
2/12, Toronto, ONT (Lee’s Palace)
2/13, Detroit, MI (Magic Stick)
2/14, Chicago, IL (Schubas)
2/15, Minneapolis, MN (TBC)
2/16, Ames IA (Maintenance Shop)
2/22, Houston, TX (Walter’s On Washington)
2/23, Austin, TX (The Parish)
2/24, Dallas, TX (Granada Theater)
2/28, Phoenix, AZ (Rhythm Room)
3/1, San Diego, CA (The Casbah)
3/3, Los Angeles, CA (Troubadour)
3/4, San Francisco, CA (Bottom of the Hill @ Noise Pop)
3/6, Portland, OR (Doug Fir)
3/7, Seattle, WA (Crocodile Cafe)
3/9, Salt Lake City, UT (Club Sound)
3/10, Denver, CO (Hi-Dive)

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On SPIN.com:
Artist of the Day: Midlake

On the Web:
midlake.net

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