Broken Bells, that new band fronted by James Mercer of The Shins and Danger Mouse of everything cool released in new music over the past few years, just announced their first tour following up their highly successful introduction down at SXSW this year. I really only caught this video from Spinner but it was enough for me. I immediately went out and got their eponymous release and it’s been on steady rotation ever since. I’d highly recommend it.

Watch this video which features the first track from the album, and read on for the dates.

Broken Bells – The High Road (SXSW 2010) [YouTube]


May 18 San Diego – Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay
May 19 Los Angeles – Henry Fonda Theatre
May 21 San Francisco – Regency Ballroom
May 24 Portland – Wonder Ballroom
May 25 Seattle – Showbox at the Market
May 26 Vancouver – Commodore Ballroom
May 29 Denver – Gothic Theatre
May 31 Chicago – Vic Theater
Jun 01 Detroit – St. Andrews Hall
Jun 02 Toronto – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Jun 04 Boston – Royale NightClub
Jun 05 NY – The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza
Jun 06 Philadelphia – Electric Factory
Jun 07 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Jun 10 Atlanta – Center Stage
Jun 11 Athens – 40 Watt Club

*Morning Benders to support