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Japandroids prove health is no issue, extend Post-Nothing tour

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Three short months ago, the Japandroids were ready to embark on their first major US tour. The venues were locked (including a performance at Sasquatch! Music Festival), and tour bus was packed and ready to go. Then singer/guitarist Brian King literally went and broke his leg. There was a caveat; the broken leg wasn’t the main issue. It was also discovered that he had a potentially life threatening perforated ulcer. Just like that, the tour was canceled.

As King went down with a bum leg, their album Post-Nothing was prepping for a digital/vinyl release on Unfamiliar. Having already self released EP’s All Lies and Lullaby Death Jams, this was their first release of material on any label. Once the album dropped at the end of April, all drummer David Prowse could do was wait until King got the Dr’s bill of good health.

Bill in hand, the noise mongering duo rescheduled their canceled dates with a June 30th kickoff in Omaha, NE of all places. Here we are now a full two weeks later and the band is setting out to make up for lost ground by adding an additional 30 shows. Along the way they’ll be picking up the Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band and The Coathangers before concluding with a performance in London England in late October.

Japandroids 2009 Tour Dates:
07/14 – Montreal, QC @ Club Lambi
07/15 – Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Bluesfest
07/16 – Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo
07/18 – New York City, NY @ Siren Music Festival
07/19 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
07/20 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
07/21 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
07/23 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
07/25 – Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party
07/28 – Portland, OR @ Holocene
07/29 – Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp
07/30 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
07/31 – Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland
08/01 – Visalia, CA @ Howie & Sons
08/02 – San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock
08/07 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
08/08 – Seattle, WA @ KEXP BBQ
09/05 – Victoria, British Columbia @ Lucky Bar *
09/07 – Kelowna, British Columbia @ Habitat *
09/09 – Calgary, Alberta @ Broken City *
09/10 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan @ Amigos *
09/11 – Winnipeg, Manitoba @ The Lo Pub *
09/12 – Fargo, ND @ Aquarium *
09/13 – St Paul, MN @ Turf Club *
09/14 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon *
09/16 – Urbana, IL @ Pygmalion Festival
09/17 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stik *
09/18 – Guelph, Ontario @ Albion *
09/19 – Toronto, Ontario @ Horseshoe Tavern *
09/21 – Columbus, OH @ The Summit *
09/24 – New York City, NY @ Mercury Lounge *
09/28 – Buffalo, NY @ Big Orbit’s Soundlab *
09/29 – Hamilton, ON @ Casbah *
09/30 – Peterborough, ON @ The Montreal House *
10/03 – Ottawa, ON @ Zaphods #
10/04 – Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle #
10/05 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott #
10/06 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary #
10/07 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks #
10/08 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class #
10/09 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas #
10/13 – Dallas, TX @ The Cavern #
10/14 – Austin, TX @ Emos #
10/16 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
10/17 – Atlanta, GA @ 529
10/18 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
10/19 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
10/24 – Halifax, NS @ Halifax Pop Explosion
10/27 – London, UK @ White Heat at Madame Jojo’s

* = w/ Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band
# = w The Coathangers

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