Indie popsters The New Pornographers have added a second leg to a fall tour that supports the group's forthcoming studio album, "Challengers."
The Vancouver-based act will kick off the outing close to home with a Sept. 13 show in Victoria, British Columbia. The band's previously announced September dates now segue smoothly into a full slate of shows in October and on into early November. Despite the band's reputation for a somewhat loose and shifting lineup, the group's core members--including Dan Behar and Neko Case--are expected to be on hand for the fall trek.
A variety of opening acts--including Lavender Diamond, Emma Pollock and a pair of New Pornographers side projects, Immaculate Machine and Fancey--will tackle opening duties during the tour, which includes a pair of early November co-headlining shows in Texas with Spoon.
Due out Aug. 21, "Challengers" is The New Pornographers' fourth studio album, and follows the band's 2005 breakthrough set, "Twin Cinema."
Faced with an early online leak of the new album, the band responded by making "Challengers" available in a special bonus edition through Matador Records' "Buy Early Get Now" pre-order program. Fans who buy the deluxe version will receive first dibs on new Pornographers tracks and live recordings from the upcoming tour, along with the ability to download this material on an exclusive basis and burn their own CD copies of the box set.
Additionally, fans who purchase the "Executive Edition" will be able to stream the new album right now, and will also receive priority access to tickets for upcoming shows. More information is available at the band's website.
Tour dates are below:
09/13 - Victoria, British Columbia - McPherson Ballroom 09/14 - Seattle, WA - Showbox 09/15 - Seattle, WA - Showbox 09/16 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom 09/17 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre 09/18 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues 09/19 - Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theater 09/20 - Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theater 09/21 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre 09/22 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater 09/24 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater 09/25 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot 09/26 - Boise, ID - The Egyptian Theatre 09/28 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Ballroom 10/11 - Edmonton, Alberta- Edmonton Event Centre 10/12 - Calgary, Alberta - MacEwan Ballroom @ University of Calgary 10/14 - Missoula, MT - University Theater @ University of Montana 10/15 - Winnipeg, Manitoba - Garrick Centre at The Marlborough 10/16 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue 10/17 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater 10/18 - Chicago, IL - Metro 10/19 - Chicago, IL - Metro 10/20 - North Tonawanda, NY - The Riviera Theatre 10/22 - Montreal, Quebec- Le National 10/23 - Boston, MA - The Roxy 10/24 - New York, NY - Webster Hall 10/25 - New York, NY - Webster Hall 10/26 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero 10/27 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club 10/30 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse 10/31 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues 11/01 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live (w/ Spoon) 11/02 - Dallas, TX - House of Blue (w/ Spoon) 11/03 - Austin, TX - Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Festival 11/04 - Lawrence, KS - Liberty Hall 11/05 - Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
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