Nada Surf plans international trip in support of "The Stars"
After the New Year, alt-rockers Nada Surf will take to the road for a worldwide tour in support of a brand new album entitled "The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy."
The New York-based trio, comprised of singer/guitarist Matthew Caws, drummer Ira Elliot and bassist Daniel Lorca, kick off the run with a trio of U.S. dates, beginning Jan. 24 in New York City. A month-long European journey follows, after which the band begins a 14-date North American trek with a March 20 show in Los Angeles. The nationwide roadtrip wraps up April 10 in Washington, DC.
Tickets go on sale Friday (11/11); details are posted at the band's website.
"The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy," Nada Surf's seventh studio effort, hits retailers Jan. 24 via Barsuk Records. The album, the band's fourth with the indie label, is the group's first collection of new material since 2008's "Lucky." The trio attempted to capture their live sound on the forthcoming set.
"We've always played faster and a little harder live, but we'd play so carefully in the studio," Caws explained in a press release. "So with this album, we made a conscious decision to preserve what it felt like in the practice room, when you play with that new-song energy."
The new release, which was produced by Chris Shaw (Wilco, Super Furry Animals) features special guest Doug Gillard (Guided by Voices) on guitar.
24 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
28 - San Diego, CA - 4th & B
2 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
7 - Glasgow, United Kingdom - King Tut's Wah Wah Hut
8 - London, United Kingdom - Koko
10 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
11 - Lille, France - Le Splendid
12 - Brussels, Belgium - Ancienne Belgique
14 - Paris, France - Le Bataclan
15 - Bordeaux, France - Le Krakatoa
16 - Toulouse, France - Le Bikini
17 - Santiago de Compostela, Spain - Capitol
18 - Madrid, Spain - La Riviera
19 - Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz
20 - Lyon, France - Transbordeur
22 - Linz, Austria - Posthof
24 - Zurich, Switzerland - Komplex 457
25 - Munich, Germany - Backstage
26 - Berlin, Germany - Huxleys Neue Welt
27 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
28 - Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall
20 - Los Angeles, CA - The Music Box
21 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
23 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
27 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
29 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
30 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
31 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
2 - Chicago, IL - Metro/Smart Bar
4 - Toronto, Ontario - Opera House Concert Venue
5 - Montreal, Quebec - Corona Theatre
6 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
7 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
9 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of the Living Arts
10 - Washington, D.C. - 9:30 Club