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Braids add more 2011 tour dates

on July 19, 2011, 11:04am

Being named to the rank of nominees for the Polaris Music Prize, Canada’s Mercury Prize equivalent for best album in the country, is cause for some serious celebration. The art-rock band Braids already had an intensive tour schedule in place, but since being short-listed for the Polaris Prize with their album Native Speaker, the band has announced some new dates to revel in the honor.

The band is just finishing up some Canadian festival appearances, including a set they squeezed in a day before the unfortunate events at the Ottawa Bluesfest. They’ll play Osheaga and a handful of other fests in the North before trekking through North America in the fall with Pepper Rabbit (who offered up an exclusive download of their Rose Mary Stretch EP not too long ago). In the midst of the tour, they’ll join Arcade Fire, Destroyer, The Weeknd, and the other nominees at the Polaris Prize gala event on September 19th.

See Braids’ complete itinerary below.

Braids 2011 Tour Dates:
07/22-23 – Calgary, AB @ Calgary Folk Festival
07/24 – Guelph, ON @ Hillside Festival
07/30 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Music Festival
08/05-06 – Regina, SK @ Regina Folk Festival
09/06 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
09/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church *
09/08 – Washington DC @ DC9 *
09/09 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Festival
09/10 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn *
09/11 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree *
09/13 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle *
09/14 – Ames, IA @ Maintenance Shop
09/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry *
09/16 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Royal Albert Arms Hotel *
09/18 – Saskatoon, SK@ Jale
09/18 – Toronto, ON @ CTV’S Concert Hall Studios at Toronto’s Masonic Temple (Polaris Music Event)
09/22 – Victoria, BC @ Rifflandia Music Festival *
09/23 – Vancouver, BC @ Olio Festival
09/24 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern *
09/25 – Portland, OR @ Holocene
09/27 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill *
09/28 – Costa Mesa, CA @ Detroit Bar *
09/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echo *
09/30 – Tempe, AZ @ Sail Inn *
10/01 – Santa Fe, NM @ Sol At Santa Fe Brewing Co. *
10/02 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace *
10/04 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk *
10/05 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada *
10/06 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird *
10/07 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop *
10/08 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern *
10/09 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick Lounge *
10/10 – London, ON @ Call The Office *
10/11 – Kingston, ON @ The Grad Club
10/14 – Toronto, ON @ Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
10/15 – Ottawa, ON @ Babylon
10/16 – Quebec, QC @ Le Cercle *
10/17 – Fredericton, NB @ The Capital Complex
10/19 – Portland, ME  @ SPACE *
10/20 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott *

* = w/ Pepper Rabbit