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The Books Plot Spring Outing

Electronic folkies prep tour across North America.

Massachusetts-based duo the Books — Nick Zammuto and Paul de Jong — are gearing up for a 16-date spring tour. The trek, set to kick off at Ottawa, Ontario’s Babylon April 12 and wrap at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music April 28, will follow a single winter performance at New York City’s Webster Hall Jan. 27. Although there’s no word on a forthcoming album, fans could expect to hear tunes off the band’s latest release, 2006’s Music for a French Elevator and Other Short Format Oddities.

Here’re the Books’ spring tour dates:

4/12, Ottawa, Ontario (Babylon)
4/13, Toronto, Ontario (Opera House)
4/14, Montreal, Quebec (Ukrainian Federation)
4/15, Somerville, MA (Somerville Theater)
4/16, Philadelphia, PA (First Unitarian Church Sanctuary)
4/17, Washington, DC (9:30 Club)
4/18, Asheville, NC (Orange Peel)
4/19, Knoxville, TN (Bijou Theatre)
4/21, Austin, TX (Antone’s)
4/22, Malibu, CA (Malibu Performing Arts Center)
4/23, San Francisco, CA (Great American Music Hall)
4/24, Portland, OR (Aladdin Theater)
4/25, Vancouver, British Columbia (Richard’s on Richards)
4/26, Seattle, WA (Neumos)
4/27, Minneapolis, MN (Walker Art Center)
4/28, Chicago, IL (Old Town School of Folk Music)

Talk: Will these shows be page-turners?

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