The Shins fill out summer tour behind "Port of Morrow"
The Shins have confirmed another round of U.S. shows for later this year as the rockers continue promoting their world tour behind the recently released "Port of Morrow."
The Albuquerque outfit has added another dozen dates to their in-progress trek, which continues tomorrow (5/31) in Council Bluffs, IA. The current round of domestic gigs runs through a June 10 appearance at Manchester, TN's Bonnaroo Music Festival, after which the band will head overseas for a European leg.
The latest rash of U.S. performances gets underway Sept. 22 in Seattle and works its way westward before wrapping up with a Sept. 13 show at the 11th annual Austin City Limits Festival.
Tickets for most shows are on sale now at the band's website.
For the newly announced September leg, The Shins will feature Mark Watrous on guitar and lap steel, in addition to the usual lineup, which consists of frontman James Mercer, bassist Yuuki Matthews, guitarist Jessica Dobson, keyboardist Richard Swift and drummer Joe Plummer.
The Shins unveiled "Port of Morrow," the group's fourth studio effort, in March via Columbia Records. The latest release, which was recorded last year in Los Angeles and Portland, OR, follows "Wincing the Night Away," which earned the band a Grammy nomination in 2008 for Best Alternative Music Album.
31 - Council Bluffs, IA - Harrahs Council Bluffs
1 - Minneapolis, MN - Orpheum Theatre
2 - Kansas City, KS - LiveStrong Sporting park
4 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
5 - Columbus, OH - Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
6 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit
8 - Cleveland, OH - Masonic Auditorium
9 - Louisville, KY - Iroquois Amphitheatre
10 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo
22 - Frankfurt, Germany - Luften Festival
23 - Neuhausen, Germany - Southside Festival
24 - Scheessel, Germany - Hurricane Festival
25 - Hamburg, Germany - Grobe Freiheit 36
27 - Arendal, Norway - Hovefestival
29 - Helsinki, Finland - The Garden Party
30 - Borlange, Sweden - Peace & Love
2 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Pusterviksbaren
3 - Malmo, Sweden - KB Club
5 - Roskilde, Denmark - Rsokilde Festival
7 - Lisbon, Portugal - Super Bock Super Rock
23 - Melbourne, Australia - Festival Hall
25 - Sydney, Australia - Hordern Pavilion
27 - Byron Bay, Australia - Splendour in the Grass Festival
29 - Nigata, Japan - Fuji Rock Festival
3 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
4 - Toronto, Ontario - Molson Amphitheatre
17 - Erfurt, Germany - Highfield
18 - Hasslet, Belgium - Pukkelpop
23 - Zurich, Switzerland - Open Air Festival
24 - Paris, France - Rock En Seine
25 - Reading, United Kingdom - Richfield Avenue
26 - Leeds, United Kingdom - Bramham Park
22 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
25 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Orpheum Theatre
26 - Portland, OR - Keller Auditorium
30 - San Diego, CA - SDSU Open Air Theatre
2 - Universal City, CA - Gibson Amphitheatre
3 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
4 - Albuquerque, NM - Kiva Auditorium
7 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
8 - Atlanta, GA - Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
10 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
11 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
13 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits