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Tour Updates: Jose Gonzalez, Mando Diao

Gas up your Volvos! Swedish outfits gear up to descend on North American soil this spring.

Folk troubadour Jose Gonzalez has announced a U.S. mini-tour to give fans a taste of material from his forthcoming album. Gonzalez, currently at home in Sweden recording the follow-up to his debut album Veneer, will kick off his seven-date outing April 26 in Marfa, TX. From there, the singer/songwriter will head to Indio, CA for a performance at Coachella and play gigs scattered across the Midwest, with shows in cities like Grand Rapids, Minneapolis, and Colorado Springs.

Jose Gonzalez tour dates:

4/26, Marfa, TX (The Marfa Ballroom)
4/29, Indio, CA (Coachella)
5/1, Grand Rapids, MI (Ladies Literary Club)
5/2, Urbana, IL (Courtyard Café)
5/3, Madison, WI (UW Madison Memorial Terrace)
5/4, Minneapolis, MN (Cedar Cultural Center)
5/5, Colorado Springs, CO (The Smokebrush)

In additional Swedish invasion news, garage rockers Mando Diao have announced a 15-date spring tour in support of the release of Ode to Ochrasy, the band’s upcoming long-player, dropping April 24 on Mute Records. The tour, the band’s first U.S. appearance in nearly two years, is prefaced with two shows at SXSW March 15 and will officially kick off with a performance at Coachella April 29.

Mando Diao tour dates:

3/15, Austin, TX (SXSW, Antone’s, Spaceland Party)
3/15, Austin, TX (SXSW, Dirty Dog)
4/29, Indio, CA (Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival)
5/1, San Francisco, CA (Bottom of the Hill)
5/3, Portland, OR (Dante’s)
5/4, Seattle, WA (Crocodile Cafe)
5/5, Vancouver, BC (The Plaza Club)
5/8, Minneapolis, MN (The 400 Bar)
5/9, Chicago, I (Double Door)
5/11, Ann Arbor, MI (Blind Pig)
5/12, Toronto, Ontario (The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern)
5/13, Montreal, Quebec (Petit Campus)
5/14, New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom)
5/16, Hoboken, NJ (Maxwell’s)
5/17, Washington, DC (Black Cat)
5/18, Philadelphia, PA (Johnny Brenda’s)
5/19, Cambridge, MA (T.T. the Bear’s)

>> Listen to Jose Gonzalez on Napster
>> Listen to Mando Diao on Napster

On the Web:
mando-diao.com
jose-gonzalez.com

Talk: Will you stop at IKEA before one of these gigs?

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