In a day that has already featured a surplus of massive U.S. tour announcements, it’s only appropriate that we now find ourselves with yet another.
For the first time in four years, Belle & Sebastian have announced plans for a North American tour. Currently a nine-date affair, the trek will launch in Brooklyn, New York on September 30th, where the Glasgow outfit will perform with countrymen Teenage Fanclub. After that, they’ll hit Los Angeles on October 3rd for a performance with Jenny and Johnny and then Mexico, Chicago, Toronto, Washington, DC, Boston, and San Francisco, in that order.
Belle & Sebastian are also rumored to be performing at Matador at 21. Set to take place from October 1-3, the event will celebrate the Matador Record’s 21st anniversary with three days of music at the Pearl in Las Vegas, Nevada. Other rumored acts include Matador artists Pavement, Sonic Youth, The New Pornographers, and Fucked Up.
Update: The tour dates also point to an October 17th appearance at the San Francisco based Treasure Island Music Festival.
Of course, all this will likely be in support of Belle & Sebastian’s forthcoming seventh studio album, which the band is currently recording in Los Angeles.
Find a full list of confirmed dates below. Tickets go on sale starting June 4th via Ticketmaster.com.
Belle & Sebastian 2010 Tour Dates:
07/11 Tuku, FI @ Ruisrock Festival
07/12 – Helsinski, FI @ Tavastia
07/15 Tonsberg, NO @ Slottsfjell Festival
07/17 – Suffolk, UK @ Latitude Festival
07/23 – Santader, ES @ Santader Music Festival
07/25 – Arezzo, IT @ Play Art Festival
08/01 Niigata, JP @ Fuji Rock Festival
08/27 – Stockholm, SE @ Eriksdalsbadet
09/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Waterfront &
10/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium #
10/07 – Guadalajara, MX @ Teatro Estudio Cavaret
10/09 – Mexico City, MX @ TBA
10/11 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
10/12 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
10/14 – Washington, DC @ DAR Constitution Hall
10/15 – Boston, MA @ Wang Theatre
10/17 – San Francisco, CA @ TBA
12/10-12 – Minehead, UK @ The Bowlie Weekender 2
& = w/ Teenage Fanclub
# = w/ Jenny and Johnny