Philadelphia psych-rock quintet Dr. Dog has signed with Anti- Records, and plans to release a new LP in early 2010, the label announced today. The band also announced 28 North American tour dates, beginning July 31 in Portland, Ore. and ending Oct. 24 in their hometown.
Dr. Dog's previous albums have been self-released or on New Orleans label Park the Van, which was established with the release of Dr. Dog's "Easy Beat" in 2005. The move to Anti- will put them in the company of artists including Tom Waits, Nick Cave and Neko Case.
Dr. Dog's most recent album, 2008's "Fate," hit No. 86 on the Billboard 200, as well as No. 22 on the Digital Albums chart and No. 12 on the Independent Albums chart.
In addition to club dates, Dr. Dog's tour will include festival stops at Oregon's Pickathon festival, Austin City Limits and the Hardly Strictly Blue Grass Festival in San Francisco.
Here are Dr. Dog's tour dates:
July 31: Portland, Ore. (Pickathon Festival)
August 1: Portland, Ore. (Pickathon Festival)
August 3: Bethlehem, Penn. (Bethlehem Musikfest)
Sept. 18: Chattanooga, Tenn. (Nightfall Concert at Miller Plaza)
Sept. 19: Bristol, VA (Bristol Rhythm Roots Reunion)
Sept. 20: Bristol, VA (Bristol Rhythm Roots Reunion)
Sept. 28: Asheville, NC (The Orange Peel)
Sept. 29: Atlanta (The Loft)
Sept. 30: New Orleans (The Howlin' Wolf)
Oct. 1: Baton Rouge, LA (Chelsea's Café)
Oct. 2: Austin, Texas (Austin City Limits Festival)
Oct. 3: San Francisco (Hardly Strictly Blue Grass Festival)
Oct. 5: Brookdale, Calif. (The Brookdale Lodge)
Oct. 6: Los Angeles (Henry Fonda Theater)
Oct. 7: Tucson, Ariz. (Club Congress)
Oct: 9: Salt Lake City (Urban Lounge)
Oct. 10: Aspen, Colo. (Belly Up)
Oct. 11: Boulder, Colo. (The Fox Theatre)
Oct. 12: Lawrence, KS (The Bottleneck)
Oct. 13: St. Louis (The Gargoyle Club)
Oct. 15: Covington, KY (Mad Hatter)
Oct. 16: Cleveland (Beachland)
Oct. 17: North Adams, Mass. (Mass MOCA)
Oct. 20: Charlottesville, VA (Gravity)
Oct. 21: Chapel Hill, NC (Cat's Cradle)
Oct. 22: Baltimore (Ottobar)
Oct. 23: Philadelphia (Theater of Living Arts)
Oct. 24: Philadelphia (Theater of Living Arts)