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As we mentioned last month, Cold War Kids are embarking on an extensive world tour in support of their new , announced for release September 23. The tour starts on Saturday for a short run Down Under and then will pass through before heading back to LA for the US leg of the tour. Recently the group tacked on a whole new set of dates, all of which are overseas in .

The group broke onto the scene in late 2005 with a percussive, stripped-down sound. Lead singer Nathan Willet has one of the best voices going in rock music and their live show is highly enjoyable. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch a raucous version of “St. John” that includes all of the supporting acts on the bill. Follow the jump for all the dates and a link to a new track…


I am really hoping that the CWK upcoming album does fall into the sophomore slump that a lot of bands’ second LPs have fallen victim. They have a very basic sound that is steeped in blues and sou, and keeping with that formula would prove them well. They’ve got a free download of the first single off Loyalty to Loyalty up on their website. Click here.

[via Jambase]

08.02 Byron Bay, Australia – Splendour in the Grass
08.03 Brisbane, Australia – Tivoli
08.04 Sydney, Australia – Enmore
08.06 Melbourne, Australia – Palace
08.09 Inverness, Scotland – Belladrum Fstival
08.10 Leicester, England – Summer Sundae
08.11 , England – Bloomsbury Ballroom
08.12 Brighton, England – Concorde 2
08.14 St. Malo, France – La Route du Rock
08.15 Hasselt, Belgium – Pukkelpop
08.22 , CA – Festival
08.23 Los Angeles, CA – Sunset Junction Festival
08.24 Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater *
09.20 San Diego, CA – Street Scene
09.27 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
09.28 , British Columbia – Richard’s on Richards
09.29 Seattle, WA – The Showbox at the Market
10.01 , ID – Neurolux
10.02 , UT – In the Venue
10.03 , CO –
10.10 , MN – Fine Line Music Café
10.11 Chicago, IL – Vic Theater
10.14 Boston, MA –
10.15 New York, NY – Hall
10.16 , NY –
10.17 , PA – Theater of Living Arts
10.18 , DC – 9:30 Club
10.20 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
10.21 , TN – Mercy Lounge
10.23 Ft. Worth, TX – Lola’s
10.24 Austin, TX – Emo’s
10.25 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
10.26 New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Music Experience
11.03 Birmingham, England – Irish Centre
11.04 Glasgow, Scotland – ABC
11.05 Dublin, Ireland – Academy
11.06 , England – Ritz
11.07 , England – Astoria
11.09 Brussels, Belgium – AB
11.10 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
11.12 Hamburg, Germany – Knust
11.13 Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
11.15 Berlin, Germany – Lido
11.16 Prague, Czech – Lucerna Music Bar
11.17 Vienna, Austria – Vienna Arena
11.18 Munich, Germany – Atomic Cafe
11.19 Zurich, Switzerland – Abart
11.21 Rome, Italy – Circolo degli Artisti
11.22 Turin, Italy – Spazio 211
11.23 Montpellier, France – Rockstore
11.24 Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz 2
11.25 Madrid, Spain – Dick
11.27 Bordeaux, France – Le Vigean
11.28 Toulouse, France – Le Phare
11.29 , France – Bataclan
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