Indie rock outfit Midlake is gearing up for a fall trek that will hit 270- to 1,400-capacity venues across the United States. The outing follows the Denton, Texas-based act's album "The Trials of Van Occupanther" (Bella Union/World's Fair), which has sold 25,000 copies in the United States since its July release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

The approximately 20-city tour launches Sept. 4 at the Earl in Atlanta, and wraps Oct. 3 at the Jackpot in Lawrence, Kan. Folk singer/songwriter Dawn Landes has been tapped for support. Ticket onsales begin June 29, with prices ranging from $10 to $20.

Prior to the fall dates, Midlake will play a free concert with the New Pornographers at New York's Battery Park on July 4, to be followed by a month's worth of European festivals and solo gigs.

Upon its return Stateside, Midlake will play some of its largest venues to date, says the band's booking agent, Trey Many with Aero Booking. "For this (fall) tour, Midlake wanted to move up a bit in markets where we sold-out in advance last time around like New York, Los Angeles and Chicago," Many tells Billboard.biz.

"In newer markets for the band, we opted to stay in the more respectable entry-level clubs, like the Grog Shop in Cleveland or the Jackpot in Lawrence," the agent continues. "In a few cases -- like Doug Fir in Portland (Ore.), or the Crocodile in Seattle -- the band just loved the venues so much they wanted to return even though the last show was at or near capacity."

Midlake's follow-up album to last summer's "The Trials of Van Occupanther" has already been written, according to the band's label, but a release isn't expected until 2008. Meanwhile, the five-piece has collaborated with the Chemicals Brothers for the track "The Pills Won't Help You Now," which can be found on the Chemical Brothers' forthcoming Astralwerks album, "We Are the Night."

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