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Tour Updates: Black Lips, Cold War Kids

Garage rock punkers Black Lips have confirmed a fall tour of the U.S., kicking off Sept. 12 in their hometown, Athens, GA, Pitchfork reports. The band, also hitting the boardwalks of New York City this summer, will then, along with opener and fellow Athenians the Selmanaires, head north and stop through cities like Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, and Toronto. Next, Black Lips will head south through the America’s midsection, hitting Cleveland, Milwaukee, and Kansas City before rolling into Texas and New Orleans.

Black Lips tour dates:

9/12, Athens, GA (40 Watt Club)
9/14, Baltimore, MD (Sonar)
9/15, Washington, DC (Black Cat)
9/16, Philadelphia, PA (The Fillmore at TLA)
9/18, New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom)
9/19, Brooklyn, NY (Music Hall of Williamsburg)
9/20, Worcester, MA (The Grind/Clark University)
9/21, Cambridge, MA (Middle East)
9/22, Montreal, QE (La Sala Rossa)
9/23, Toronto, ON (The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern)
9/25, Detroit, MI (Magic Stick)
9/26, Cleveland, OH (Beachland Ballroom)
9/28, Chicago, IL (Logan Square Auditorium)
9/29, Milwaukee, WI (Mad Planet)
9/30, Minneapolis, MN (Triple Rock)
10/2, Omaha, NE (The Waiting Room)
10/3, Kansas City, MO (Grand Emporium)
10/4, Dallas, TX (The Loft)
10/5, Austin, TX (Emo’s)
10/6, Houston, TX (The Engine Room)
10/7, New Orleans, LA (One Eyed Jacks)

California-based foursome Cold War Kids will prep audiences on select dates of the White Stripes’ Icky tour this fall. Following Grinderman’s opening gig in July, Cold War Kids will rendezvous with the White Stripes Sept. 19 in Inglewood, CA before trekking alongside Jack and Meg White on 14-date jaunt of mostly West Coast and Midwest dates including appearance in cities like Seattle, Boise, Salt Lake City, and Chicago.

Cold War Kids w/ White Stripes tour dates:

9/19, Inglewood, CA (The Forum)
9/21, Berkeley, CA (Greek Theatre)
9/24, Anchorage, AK (William A. Egan Civic Center)
9/26, Seattle, WA (Paramount Ballroom)
9/27, Seattle, WA (Paramount Ballroom)
9/28, Boise, ID (Idaho Center Theater)
9/29, Salt Lake City, UT (The E Center)
9/30, Jackson Hole, WY (Snowking Center)
10/2, Rapid City, SC (Rushmore Plaza Civic Center)
10/3, Fargo, ND (Fargo Civic Auditorium)
10/4, Lincoln, NE (Pershing Center Auditorium)
10/6, Chicago, IL (Aragon Ballroom)
10/7, Chicago, IL (Aragon Ballroom)
10/11, Albuquerque, NM (Kivs Auditorium)

On the Web:
Black Lips on Myspace

Talk: Grinderman or Cold War Kids, who do you prefer to see open for the White Stripes?