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Tour Updates: Against Me!, LCD Soundsystem


The Floridian punk outfit have just announced a 21-date North American trek in support of White Crosses (out June 8), their high anticipated follow up to SPIN’s 2007 Album of the Year New Wave. The trek kicks off April 16 in Greenville, SC, and wraps up May 11 in San Antonio, TX. The band recently previewed new tunes during a short warm-up tour of their native state — read a concert review and see photos here.

Tour Dates:
4/16, Greenville, SC (The Handlebar)
4/17, Richmond, VA (Alley Katz)
4/18, Charlottesville, VA (Jefferson Theatre)
4/20, Newport, KY (The Historic Southgate House)
4/21, Louisville, KY (Headliners Music Hall)
4/22, Ann Arbor, MI (Blind Pig)
4/23, Toledo, OH (Headliners)
4/24, Buffalo, NY (Town Ballroom)
4/25, Burlington, VT (Higher Ground)
4/26, New Haven, CT (Toad’s Place)
4/28, Portland, ME (Port City Music Hall)
4/29, Asbury Park, NJ (Stone Pony)
4/30, Farmingdale, NY (Crazy Donkey)
5/2, Pittsburgh, PA (Diesel)
5/4, Rock Island, IL (Rock Island Brewing Company)
5/5, Omaha, NE (Slowdown)
5/6, Colorado Springs, CO (The Black Sheep)
5/7, Albuquerque, NM (Launchpad)
5/8, Henderson, NV (Sunset Station Hotel & Casino)
5/10, Lubbock, TX (Jake’s)
5/11, San Antonio, TX (Scoutbar)

The Brooklyn electro outfit are also gearing up for a jaunt across the states this spring in celebration of the May 18 release of their forthcoming third album, This Is Happening. DFA-founder/frontman James Murphy and his band — who will warm up with a stop at Coachella and a Euro trek — will open the U.S. outing proper-like with a two-day stint at NYC’s Terminal 5 on May 20-21.

Tour Dates:
4/16, Indio, CA (Coachella Valley Music Arts Festival?)
5/20, New York, NY (Terminal 5)?
5/21, New York, NY (Terminal 5)
5/24, Montreal (Metropolis?)
5/25, Toronto (Koolhaus)?
5/26, Chicago, IL (Cabaret Metro)
5/29, Portland, OR (Roseland)
5/30, George, WA (SasquatchFestival)?
5/31, Vancouver, BC (Malkin Bowl?)
6/3, San Francisco, CA (Fillmore)
6/8, Austin, TX (Stubbs)
6/9, Dallas, TX (Palladium)?
6/11, Manchester, TN (Bonnaroo?)

With their excellent debut Psychic Chasms, this Austin, TX-based psych-pop outfit was picked as one of SPIN’s Artists to Watch in 2010. This spring frontman Alan Palomo and Co. will spread their danceable beats, carefree vocal melodies, and Blade Runner-esque synths across the nation, kicking off in New York City on May 12. The tour will also feature gigs with Massive Attack and Peanut Butter Wolf, before closing out July 17 in Milwaukee.

Tour Dates:
5/12, New York, NY (Terminal 5) *
5/13, Boston, MA (House of Blues) *?
5/29, Calgary, AB (Hi Fi Club?)
5/31, George, WA (Sasquatch Fest)
6/2, San Diego, CA (Casbah?)
6/3, Costa Mesa, CA (Detroit Bar)?
6/4, Los Angeles, CA (Natural History Museum / First Fridays) #
6/5, Corvalis, OR (Flat Tall Music Festival)
6/7, Austin, TX (Emo’s?)
6/9, Atlanta, GA (The Earl) ?
6/10, Manchester, TN (Bonnaroo)
6/11, Cincinnati, OH (Fountain Square)
6/12, Pittsburgh, PA (Brillobox)
6/13, Baltimore, MD (Sonar?)
6/17, Brooklyn, NY (Music Hall of Williamsburg)
6/19, Denver, CO (Westword Music Showcase)
7/17, Milwaukee, WI (Turner Hall Ballroom)

(* w/ Massive Attack)
(# w/ Peanut Butter Wolf)