NME taps White Lies, Friendly Fires for North American tour

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Come late March, there were a British invasion of sorts when NME will look to play party planners and take White Lies and Friendly Fires to the U.S. for a North American tour. Under the banner of NME Presents, the two British outfits will team up with CoS favorites The Soft Pack for a three-week trek which kicks off March 24th in Washington, DC.

Of course, aside from all the NME fun, all three bands have a slew of other engagements in the coming weeks. In addition to to supporting Snow Patrol on its upcoming U.K. tour, White Lies will also head over to Indio, California for an appearance at this year’s Coachella Music Festival as will Friendly Fires, which will be busy with their own European tour before heading over to the states. As for The Soft Tack? After finishing a few dates in the U.S., the band will head across the Atlantic to hang with the Black Lips and Breeders. All three bands will also be making their way to Austin in March for this year’s South by Southwest.

NME Presents 2009 Tour Dates:
03/24 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
03/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
03/26 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
03/27 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
03/30 – Montreal, QC @ Les Saints
03/31 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Place
04/01 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
04/02 – Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio
04/03 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door
04/04 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
04/07 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
04/08 – Vancouver, BC @ Richard’s on Richards
04/09 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
04/11 – San Francisco, CA @ Slims