The Shins Announce Fall Tour Dates, Working on New Album
Apart from their headlining slots at Outside Lands in San Francisco and Philadelphia's Popped! festival, the Shins have added several tour dates to their fall itinerary.
The shows, which will The Shins' first full-band outing since May 2009, will feature a James Mercer-lead lineup including 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 plans to complete after the tour. The follow-up to 2007's Wincing The Night Away is due out sometime next year on Mercer's own Aural Apothecary label, via Columbia.
The Shins 2011 Tour Dates:
08/08/11 - Eugene, OR - W.O.W. Hall
08/09/11 - Bend, OR - The Domino Room
08/10/11 - Portland - The Doug Fir Lounge
08/12/11 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands Festival
09/22/11 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
09/23/11 - Philadelphia, PA - Popped! Festival
09/24/11 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
10/15/11 - Pensacola, FL - DeLuna Festival