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Get the Shins’ Spring Tour Dates, Watch Their ‘September’ Lyric Video


Why should Shins fans come see the band on their freshly announced spring tour? "I [was] definitely thinking about the Shins fans [when making Port of Morrow]," James Mercer tells SPIN for the cover story of our February iPad edition. "We [the new lineup] went out and did shows recently. And I really felt for the first time this sense that the fans felt like they really want us to succeed, they want it to work. What a warm feeling to have."

The warmth will extend from Hawaii to Kentucky, as the band will be supporting the March 20 release of its fourth studio album starting at SXSW in March. They also dropped a vinyl-friendly lyric video for "September," their latest single, via Record Store Day. The song is the B-side of the 7" the band will release next week in anticipation of Morrow. This comes after last month’s single "Simple Song," which appears on the new record.

The Shins 2012 Tour Dates:
March 13-18 – Austin, TX @ South by Southwest
March 22 – London, UK @ HMV Forum
March 23 – London, UK @ HMV Forum
March 25 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
March 26 – Paris, FR @ Bataclan
March 28 – Berlin, DE @ Huxley’s
March 30 – Stockholm, SE @ Berns Salonger
April 13 – Las Vegas, NV @ Cosmopolitan
April 14 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
April 17 – Honolulu, HI @ Blaisdell Concert Hall
April 18 – Maui, HI @ Castle Theatre
April 21 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
April 22 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
April 23 – Davis, CA @ Robert Mondavi Center
April 25 – Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
May 25 – Bend, OR @ Les Schawb Ampitheatre
May 26-27 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival
May 28 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Garden Ampitheater
May 29 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Ampitheatre
May 31 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrahs Council Bluffs
June 4 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
June 5 – Columbus, OH @ LC Indoor Pavilion
June 6 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
June 8 – Cleveland, OH @ Masonic Auditorium
June 9 – Louisville, KY @ Iroquois Ampitheatre