YACHT ships out for big tour this spring

YACHT‘s last album was the mildly goofy, largely awesome See Mystery Lights (hear it for yourself). The Portland, Oregon duo’s next record is yet to be given a title, let alone a release date, but they just can’t wait any longer to share the new tunes. That’s why they’ll hit the road in April for 24 shows throughout the US and Canada to preview the upcoming release.

Things will crack off in San Francisco on the 13th, just prior to a Coachella appearance two days later. Texas gets shown a lot of love (three dates) before YACHT indoctrinates Atlanta, DC, Boston, Toronto, and pretty much every other major North American city. Helping to fill-out the sound of the new tracks will be the group’s live backing band The Straight Gaze, consisting of Rob “Bobby Birdman” Kieswetter, Jeffery “Jerusalem” Brodsky, and new addition Katy Davidson. Each member of The Straight Gaze has their own music coming out this year, and Jeffrey Jerusalem is set to play some after-parties following select YACHT performances.

Check out the complete tour schedule down below. For some insight into the cult/business/band that is YACHT, check out their episode of VBS.tv’s “League of Two,” a “web series exploring the nature of creative partnerships.”

YACHT and The Straight Gaze 2011 Tour Dates:
04/13 – San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s 365 Club
04/15 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
04/17 – Marfa, TX @ Padre’s
04/19 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
04/20 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
04/22 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
04/23 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
04/25 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
04/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
04/27 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
04/29 – Providence, RI @ The Met Cafe
04/30 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
05/01 – Montreal, QC @ Cabaret Du Mile End
05/02 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
05/04 – Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center
05/05 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
05/06 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
05/07 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
05/09 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
05/10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
05/12 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
05/13 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
05/14 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
05/15 – Astoria, OR @ For George Brewery


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