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The Besnard Lakes play SXSW, J-Fall, everywhere else

on February 17, 2010, 1:10pm

Some bands are content in playing some shows, making an album every one in while, maybe even selling a record or two. The Besnard Lakes? Not so much.

When the new album from the Montreal four-piece is released on March 9th, a release their press release promises “will reign down holy horse fire upon the record players of the world”, The Besnard Lakes will “then rule the kingdom and they will traverse all of the climate zones of North America in a glittering night fog”. If the band can continually produce copy like this, they can probably take my job, too.

Among the shows scheduled are two dates (with more possibly added) at South by Southwest (speaking of SXSW…). The band will play with Washed Out, Small Black and Warpaint on March 17th and then play an official showcase with Broken Social Scene, Band of Horses, and Drive-By Truckers on the 18th. Then on either March 22nd or 23rd (date TBA), the nation will get a chance to enjoy The Besnard Lakes’ expansive sounds when they grace the stage of The Jimmy Fallon Show.

The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night is currently available for pre-order with a full download of the album ready the instant you make your order. Tickets are available beginning Friday, January 19th through Ticketmaster.

The Besnard Lakes 2010 Tour Dates:
03/12 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
03/17 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk (SXSW)
03/18 – Austin, TX @ Stubbs (SXSW)
03/25 – Liverpool, UK @ Academy
03/26 – Bristol, UK @ Arnoifini
03/27 – Leeds, UK @ Cockpit
03/28 – Glasgow, UK @ Captain’s Rest *
03/29 – Manchester, UK @ Dulcimer
03/30 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare and Hounds *
03/31 – London, UK Cargo @ *
04/01 – Brussells, BE @ Bonatique
04/02 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
04/03 – Utrecht, NL @ Ekko
04/19 – Paris, FR @ Le Point Emphmere

04/27 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry

04/28 – Winnipeg, MB @ Royal Albert Arms

04/29 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange

04/30 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigo’s

05/01 – Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop

05/02 – Calgary, AB @ Broken City

05/04 – Victoria, BC @ Lucky Bar

05/05 – Vancouver, BC @ Media Club

05/06 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile

05/07 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios

05/08 – Eugene, OR @ W.O.W. Hall

05/10 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

05/12 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah

05/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour

05/14 – Tempe, AZ @ Sail Inn

05/15 – Tucson, AZ @ Plush

05/20 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater

05/24 – Chicago, IL @ TBA

05/26 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom

05/27 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat

05/28 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

05/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s

* = w/ Wolf People

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