Well, looks who’s back…

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    It might be a little later than expected, but The Shins are finally ready to return to the weird, crazy, and wonderful life that of bandhood. After taking some time off to have a kid and star in a movie, the Portland outfit will head back on the road for a month-long North American tour that will see the quintet scale both coasts – unfortunately, that mean’s no mid-west dates, at least yet.

    Also unfortunate is the fact that the dates weren’t accompanied by details of that new studio album we’ve been waiting to hear about for a quite a while. If you remember, back in June, The Shins revealed plans that they would be self-releasing the followup to 2007’s Wincing the Night Away. So, um, where is it?

    Then again, maybe we shouldn’t be complaining. I mean, we do have tour dates to bask in! Plus, as they say, patience is a virtue.

    The Shins 2009 Tour Dates:
    05/02 – Bellingham, WA @ Western Washington University
    05/04 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
    05/05 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
    05/06 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
    05/07 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
    05/09 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
    05/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
    05/11 – San Diego, CA @ Soma
    05/13 – Richmond, VA @ The National
    05/14 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
    05/15 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live
    05/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
    05/17 – Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theater
    05/18 – New York, NY @ Terminal Five


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