Black Kids, Mates of State head out on Spring tour

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Indie kids rejoice! Two of the genre’s favorite acts are teaming up for what will a North American tour of epic hipster proportions, or at least the closest example to whatever that would be. Yes, the un-politically correct Black Kids will be trekking across the US (and two stops in Canada) with the husband-and-wife duo of Mates of State, We’ll let that sink in for a second.

Now onto the specifics.

Following the Black Kid’s appearance at Miami’s Langerado Music Festival in March, the two outfits will team up beginning in early April for the month long tour. While the dates put an appearance at Coachella out of appearance, the tour will take Black Kids and Mates of State just about everywhere, including sunny California. Both acts will be touring behind their respective 2008 works: the Black Kids are currently supporting the highly entertaining Partie Traumatic, while Mates of State are still all about their piano-drive, pop-friendly Re-Arrange Us.

Tickets for most North American dates will go on sale beginning today, January 12th, via

Black Kids/Mates of State 2009 Tour Dates:
03/08 – Miami, FL @ Langerado Music Festival (Black Kids only)
04/02 – Richmond, VA @ The National
04/04 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
04/05 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
04/06 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
04/07 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
04/09 – Montreal, QC @ Cabaret Musee Juste Pour Rire
04/10 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Theatre
04/11 – Chicago, IL @ Metro*
04/12 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater*
04/13 – Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club
04/15 – Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater
04/17 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
04/18 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
04/19 – Portland,  OR @ Wonder Ballroom
04/20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
04/21 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
04/23 – Los Angeles,  CA @ Henry Fonda Theater
04/24 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
04/25 – Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
04/27 – Dallas, TX @ Granada
04/28 – Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa
04/29 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
05/01 – Atlanta,  GA @ The Loft (Black Kids Only)

* = w/ Mates of State