Next week, The Shins will embark on their first full band outing since 2009. Along with upcoming appearances at Outside Lands, Popped!, and DeLuna Fest, the James Mercer-led outfit has mapped out a few dates on both coasts. Check out all of their confirmed tour dates below.
According to an issued press release, the tour will see Mercer joined by Yuuki Matthews (bass), Jessica Dobson (guitar), Richard Swift (keyboards), and Joe Plummer (drums). The setlist will likely feature material from the long-awaited fourth Shins album, which Mercer will complete following the tour. Due out next year on Aural Apothecary/Columbia, the new album will be the band’s first since 2007’s Wincing The Night Away.
The Shins 2011 Tour Dates:
08/08 – Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
08/09 – Bend, OR @ Domino Room
08/10 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
08/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Music Festival
09/22 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
09/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Popped! Music Festival
09/24 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
10/15 – Pensacola, FL @ DeLuna Fest