PJ Harvey Plots North American Return

U.K. rock outfit PJ Harvey will return to North America for a brief, seven-date headlining tour, kicking off Sept. 4 at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. Beforehand, the Polly Jean Harvey-led band will

U.K. rock outfit PJ Harvey will return to North America for a brief, seven-date headlining tour, kicking off Sept. 4 at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. Beforehand, the Polly Jean Harvey-led band will play a handful of international festival dates, as well as an Aug. 19 support slot for recent North American tourmates U2 at London's Earl's Court.

As previously reported, the group's most recent Island album "Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea" is up for the U.K.'s Mercury Music Prize, alongside releases from such artists as Radiohead, Gorillaz, Basement Jaxx, Turin Brakes, Super Furry Animals, and more. Album track "This is Love" can be heard on the Universal soundtrack to the forthcoming film "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back." The set is due Aug. 14, while the film hits U.S. theaters on Aug. 24.

Here are PJ Harvey's tour dates:
Aug. 3: Odemire, Portugal (Sudouste Festival)
Aug. 5: Benicassim, Spain (Benicassim Festival)
Aug. 19: London (Earl's Court)
Aug. 24: Reading, England (Carling Weekender)
Aug. 25: Leeds, England (Carling Weekender)
Sept. 4: New York (Hammerstein Ballroom)
Sept. 7: Boston (Orpheum Theatre)
Sept. 8: Philadelphia (Electric Factory)
Sept. 10: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)
Sept. 13: Chicago (Riviera Theatre)
Sept. 18: San Francisco (Warfield)
Sept. 21: Los Angeles (Palladium)

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