Guided By Voices Sets Final Tour Dates

The band has set 25 dates, running from an Aug. 19 performance at New York's Hudson River Rocks free concert series.

Indie-rock mainstay Guided By Voices, which plans to split at the end of the year, has confirmed its last tour, to culminate with a New Year's Eve concert in Chicago.

The Electrifying Conclusion tour boasts 25 dates, running from an Aug. 19 performance at New York's Hudson River Rocks free concert series, and finishing up with a two-night stand at Chicago's Metro. The group will also play two nights each at New York's Irving Plaza and Berbati's Pan in Portland, Ore.

After the Aug. 19 New York show, the band will host a free late-night record-release party at the Tonic nightclub, complete with GBV karaoke. Tickets for the Dec. 31 final show will go on sale July 31 via Ticketmaster, the Metro box office and Reckless Records outlets in Chicago and London.

As previously reported, GBV will release its final studio album, "Half Smiles of the Decomposed," Aug. 24 via Matador.

Here are Guided By Voices' tour dates:

Aug. 19: New York (Hudson River Rocks)
Aug. 19: New York (Tonic - album release party)
Sept. 9: Boston (Paradise)
Sept. 10: Philadelphia (Theater of the Living Arts)
Sept. 11: Washington D.C. (9:30 Club)
Sept. 28: Carrboro, N.C. (Cats Cradle)
Sept. 29: Athens, Ga. (40 Watt)
Oct. 1: Houston (Engine Room)
Oct. 2: Austin, Texas (Stubb's)
Oct. 3: Dallas (Gypsy Ballroom)
Oct. 21: Columbus, Ohio (Al Rosa)
Oct. 22: Newport, Ky. (Southgate House)
Oct. 23: Cleveland (Beachland Ballroom)
Oct. 25: Bloomington, Ind. (Bluebird)
Oct. 26: Detroit (Majestic Theatre)
Nov. 11: San Diego (Canes)
Nov. 12: Los Angeles (Henry Fonda Theatre)
Nov. 13: San Francisco (the Fillmore)
Nov. 15-16: Portland, Ore. (Berbati's Pan)
Nov. 17: Seattle (Neumos)
Dec. 3-4: New York (Irving Plaza)
Dec. 12: Orlando, Fla. (Beacham Theatre)
Dec. 30-31: Chicago (the Metro)