As tipped here last month, Beck and the Flaming Lips will set out on a fall North American tour, set to begin Oct. 17 in Minneapolis. The first leg of dates will close with an Oct. 30-31 stand at New

As tipped here last month, Beck and the Flaming Lips will set out on a fall North American tour, set to begin Oct. 17 in Minneapolis. The first leg of dates will close with an Oct. 30-31 stand at New York's Beacon Theatre. Beck's official Web site will be offering pre-sale tickets to some shows beginning this morning (Sept. 11).

The Lips are expected to open each show with their own set, and subsequently serve as Beck's backing band later in the evening. All parties will enjoy a test run Sept. 25 on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," during which they will perform a song from Beck's new Interscope album "Sea Change," due the day before. Beck will perform on California radio station KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic" show on the new album's street date.

The artist's official Web site is streaming full tracks from "Sea Change," which is the follow-up to the 1999 album "Midnite Vultures." As for the Lips, they are touring in support of their recent Warner Bros. album "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots," which debuted at No. 50 on The Billboard 200 last month.

Here are Beck/Flaming Lips tour dates:

Oct. 17: Minneapolis (Orpheum Theatre)
Oct. 18: Chicago (Chicago Theatre)
Oct. 20: Toronto (Massey Hall)
Oct. 21: Detroit (Opera House)
Oct. 22: Indianapolis (Murat Center)
Oct. 24: Columbus, Ohio (Mershon Auditorium)
Oct. 25: Cleveland (Palace Theatre)
Oct. 26: Syracuse, N.Y. (Landmark Theatre)
Oct. 28: Boston (Orpheum Theatre)
Oct. 30-31: New York (Beacon Theatre)

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