The group is in the midst of a European tour, which concludes April 7 in London, during which it is performing a host of new material.

On the heels of its first live shows since 1996, Dead Can Dance has confirmed a fall North American tour, beginning Sept. 17-18 in Seattle and wrapping Oct. 10 in Chicago. The group is in the midst of a European tour, which concludes April 7 in London, during which it is performing a host of new material.

Fans have the opportunity to buy a limited amount of authorized soundboard recordings of the European shows, including an even more limited set of all 13 performances boxed together. Vouchers can be obtained at shows; fan can also purchase through the dedicated Web site DCDDiscs.com.

Dead Can Dance has not issued a new album since 1996's "Spiritchaser." Longtime label 4AD in 2001 released the three-CD boxed set "Dead Can Dance 1981-1998." Principal members Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard have been busy with various projects, including solo albums and soundtrack work.

Here are Dead Can Dance's North American tour dates:

Sept. 17-18: Seattle (Paramount Theater)
Sept. 21-22: Oakland, Calif. (Paramount Theater)
Sept. 25: Los Angeles (Hollywood Bowl)
Sept. 27: San Diego (Humphrey's)
Sept. 29: Mexico City (Auditorio Nacional)
Oct. 1: Toronto (Massey Hall)
Oct. 2: Montreal (St. Denis Theater)
Oct. 4: Philadelphia (Tower Theater)
Oct. 5: Washington, D.C. (Music Center)
Oct. 7: Boston (Orpheum)
Oct. 8: New York (Radio City Music Hall)
Oct. 10: Chicago (Auditorium)