Although details are still being nailed down, Broken Social Scene, the Dears, Death From Above 1979 and Stars will embark on a Japanese tour in May.

Although details are still being nailed down, Broken Social Scene, the Dears, Death From Above 1979 and Stars will embark on a Japanese tour in May. "It will be interesting -- it's part of an expo," Stars lead singer Torquil Campbell told Billboard.com prior to the group's two-night stand last weekend in Toronto. "Who goes on first, I don't know."

As previously reported, Broken Social Scene's next Arts & Crafts album is due in late March or early April. The group was in New York last week for two sold-out shows at the Bowery Ballroom as well as an opening slot during the Pixies' run at Hammerstein Ballroom.

Stars will release its new album, "Set Yourself on Fire," is due March 8 in the United States via Arts & Crafts but has already been released in Canada. The group shares some personnel with Broken Social Scene, including vocalist Amy Millan and multi-instrumentalist Evan Cranley. The only shows on Stars' agenda are three late Toronto appearances in Waterloo, Hamilton and Kingston, Ontario.

The Dears will begin a British tour in mid-January in support of their latest spinART album, "No Cities Left," while Death From Above 1979 will do the same in support of the Vice album "You're a Girl, I'm a Machine."