Australian rock quartet the Vines have confirmed a spring North American tour, beginning March 18 in Vancouver and wrapping April 19 in Atlanta. The group recently wrapped a stint on the annual Big Da
Australian rock quartet the Vines have confirmed a spring North American tour, beginning March 18 in Vancouver and wrapping April 19 in Atlanta. The group recently wrapped a stint on the annual Big Day Out tour of Australia and New Zealand. After the U.S. dates, the Vines are expected to play a handful of European shows, beginning April 23 in London.
The group is touring in support of its Capitol debut, "Highly Evolved," which debuted in August at No. 11 on The Billboard 200. The single "Get Free" reached No. 7 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart, while "Outtathaway" peaked at No. 19 on the same tally.
The Vines will be wielding a host of new songs intended for inclusion on their sophomore album, which bassist Patrick Matthews told Billboard.com could be out this year. "Everybody talks about the really hi-fi, but I want to do it mid-fi," he said. "There are those things about recording in a non hi-fi manner that are cool and energetic that I want to capture. Just something exciting and visceral."
As it did last fall, Capitol labelmate the Music will support on all but the first North American date. The group, which will open for Coldplay in North America from Feb. 24-March 13, will see its self-titled debut released on Feb. 25.
Here are the Vines' tour dates:
March 18: Vancouver (Commodore Ballroom)
March 19: Seattle (Moore Theatre)
March 20: Portland, Ore. (Roseland Theatre)
March 22: San Francisco (Fillmore)
March 23: Ventura, Calif. (Ventura Theatre)
March 25: Los Angeles (Henry Fonda Theatre)
March 26: Pomona, Calif. (Glass House)
March 28: Las Vegas (House of Blues)
March 29: Tempe, Ariz. (Nita's Hideaway)
March 30: Tucson, Ariz. (Rialto)
April 1: Albuquerque, N.M. (Sunshine Theatre)
April 2: Englewood, Colo. (Gothic Theatre)
April 5: St. Louis (Pageant)
April 6: Chicago (Vic Theatre)
April 8: Detroit (St. Andrews)
April 9: Buffalo, N.Y. (Sphere)
April 11: Boston (Avalon)
April 12: New York (Roseland)
April 13: Poughkeepsie, N.Y. (the Chance)
April 15: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)
April 17: Norfolk, Va. (NorVa)
April 18: Myrtle Beach, S.C. (House of Blues)
April 19: Atlanta (Roxy Theatre)