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Tour Updates: Air, Maximo Park

French duo Air has announced a 14-date North American tour, kicking off April 21 in Vancouver, B.C., Pitchfork reports. From there, JB Dunckel and Nicolas Godin — joined by guitarist Steve Jones, keyboard player Vincent Taurelle, and drummer Earl Harvin — will hit major cities such as San Francisco, Chicago, and Philadelphia in support of their fifth studio long-player, Pocket Symphony, released to store shelves March 6. The outing will wrap with a performance at New York City’s Madison Square Garden Theatre May 10.

Air tour dates:

4/21, Vancouver, BC (Richard’s on Richards)
4/22, Portland, OR (Crystal Ballroom)
4/23, Tacoma, WA (Pantages Theatre)
4/25, San Francisco, CA (Nob Hill Masonic Center)
4/26, Las Vegas, NV (The Joint)
4/27, Phoenix, AZ (The Marquee)
4/29, Indio, CA (Empire Polo Field/Coachella)
5/2, Minneapolis, MN (First Avenue)
5/4, Chicago, IL (Riviera Theatre)
5/5, Toronto, ON (Kool Haus)
5/6, Montreal, QE (Metropolis)
5/8, Philadelphia, PA (Theatre of Living Arts)
5/9, Washington, DC (9:30 Club)
5/10, New York, NY (Theatre at Madison Square Garden)

In additional tour news, Brit rockers Maximo Park have confirmed a 14-date North American tour this July in support of the May 8 U.S. release of Our Earthly Pleasures. The outing will commence with a gig in Boston July 11 before hitting New York City, then jumping north of the border for a pair of shows. Next, Maximo Park will head west across the states stopping in Chicago, Denver, and Salt Lake City, and will conclude with a jaunt down the West Coast.

Maximo Park tour dates:

7/11, Boston, MA (Great Scott)
7/12, New York, NY (Webster Hall)
7/13, Montreal, QE (La Tulipe)
7/14, Toronto, ON (Mod Club)
7/16, Chicago, IL (Double Door)
7/17, Minneapolis, MN (Varsity Theatre)
7/19, Denver, CO (Larimer Lounge)
7/20, Salt Lake City, UT (Club Sound)
7/22, Seattle, WA (Chop Suey)
7/23, Vancouver, BC (Richard’s on Richards)
7/24, Portland, OR (Doug Fir Lounge)
7/26, San Francisco, CA (Popscene)
7/27, Los Angeles, CA (El Rey Theatre)
7/28, San Diego, CA (Casbah)

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Talk: Which do you prefer: Air’s atmospheric pop or Maximo Park’s dance rock riffs?