Canadian indie darlings and Saddle Creek label mainstays The Rural Alberta Advantage will make the smarter choice and stay indoors for the better part of the harsh winter. Us northerners would never spite someone for such a wise decision. But when the sun starts to melt the snow and shines upon their next LP, Departing, due out March 1st, frontman Nils Edenloff will lead his band on a short trip down the east coast, through the south, and up to the midwest.
RAA will also be heading down to South by South West to show off some songs from their sophomore release, which Edenloff claims is “an end to the stuff that we started with Hometowns.” For even more of a preview, you can stream the album’s first single, “Stamp”, below (via Global Grind).
Find all confirmed tour dates below. Tickets for select dates available at Ticketmaster.
The Rural Alberta Advantage 2010/2011 Tour Dates:
12/16 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
12/17 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
12/18 – Ottawa, ON @ Ritual Nightclub
01/12 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
03/09 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
03/10 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
03/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
03/12 – Brooklyn, NY -@ Knitting Factory
03/13 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
03/14 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
03/15 – Atlanta, GA -@ The Earl
03/17-19 – Austin, TX @ TBA (SXSW)
03/20 – Dallas, TX @ The Loft
03/23 – Milwaukee, WI @ Mad Planet
03/24 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
03/25 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
03/26 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall