Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Shins Mount Spring Tour, Fox Theater In May, Presale Tomorrow

We have to admit, 2007's Wincing The Night Away left us a little cold. Given that The Shins' first two records were some of our favorites of the past ten years, we were surprised when their third didn't really grab hold, and sort of disappeared to the back of our playlist.

That being said, the band is certainly one of our faves (their first two records are amazing), so we're psyched to see that after an extended hiatus (and some side project work) the band is back in full swing and touring this spring. For those of you in the Bay Area, that means a May 9th show at Oakland's Fox Theater, with a presale that starts tomorrow morning at 10. Apparently the presale requires no password, just a click on the link.

It'll be interesting to see what the band has in store for the tour: we're guessing new material must be imminent, given their almost two years without a record. Then again, perhaps they're just getting things back on track and getting their touring chops up to snuff. Either way, The Shins put on a fantastic (if not a tad goofy) live show, so this should prove to be a treat.

Shins Spring 2009 Dates
May 2 2009 Red Square on Campus @ Western Washington University Bellingham, Washington

May 4 2009 Showbox Seattle, Washington

May 5 2009 Showbox Seattle, Washington
May 6 2009 Crystal Ballroom Portland, Oregon

May 7 2009 Crystal Ballroom Portland, Oregon

May 9 2009 The Fox Oakland, California

May 10 2009 Hollywood Palladium Los Angeles, California

May 11 2009 SOMA San Diego, California

May 13 2009 The National Richmond, Virginia

May 14 2009 9:30 Club Washington DC, Washington DC

May 15 2009 Ram’s Head Live Baltimore, Maryland

May 16 2009 Electric Factory Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

May 17 2009 Wellmont Theater Wellmont, New Jersey

May 18 2009 Terminal 5 New York, New York

mp3: The Shins - Kissing The Lipless