Friday, June 18, 2010

New Walkmen Record Lisbon On Tap For September, Summer Tour

The Walkmen at the Guggenheim last fall, from the HAD Archive

Well, this is certainly exciting. While details are still sparse at the moment, we'll tell you what we do know: The Walkmen have a new record on tap for September 14th, and that new record is called Lisbon. Culled from 44 songs wrtitten over two years, the 11 track album was recorded in both New York and Dallas. And, well, that's it.

Yes, we know it's not much, but we're still pretty damn thrilled. On top of the album news, the band have also lined up a series of summer dates. We're assuming this means a good solid taste of the new material, so you can bet we're going to get out there. Win.

The Walkmen Summer 2010 Dates
7/2: Taste of MN, St. Paul, MN
7/4: 80/35 Festival, Des Moines, IA
7/17: XPN Music Festival, Philadelphia, PA
7/31: Osheaga Festival, Montreal
8/6: Lollapalooza Festival, Chicago, Illinois
8/12: Governors Island, New York, NY (with Grizzly Bear)
8/25: Islington Academy, London, UK
8/27: Leeds Festival, Leeds, England
8/28: Reading Festival, Reading, England
9/9: Malkin Bowl, Vancouver, BC (with The National)
9/10: Malkin Bowl, Vancouver, BC (with The National)
9/12: Music Fest NW, Portland, OR
10/28: 02 Academy, Glasgow, UK (with The Black Keys)
10/30: 02 Academy, Newcastle, UK (with The Black Keys)
10/31: 02 Academy, Leeds, UK (with The Black Keys)
11/2: 02 Academy, Brixton, London, UK (with The Black Keys)
11/4: Rock City, Nottingham, UK (with The Black Keys)
11/6: 02 Academy, Liverpool, UK (with The Black Keys)
11/7: 02 Academy, Bournemouth, UK (with The Black Keys)