Free Agent Shins Map Tour

Last June we reported that the Shins were ostensibly not returning to Sub Pop for their followup to Wincing The Night Away, but were instead releasing it via James Mercer’s Aural Apothecary. That report was made a little more official a couple of days ago when someone over at Sub Pop told Pitchfork the band, were in fact, going their own way. Though it’s still not 100% clear if they’ll be entirely DIY. Whatever the case, Mercer & Co. have announced their first U.S. tour since way back in early 2008. Right, that wasn’t so long ago, but still:

5/02 – Bellingham, WA @ Western Washington University
5/04 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox
5/05 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox
5/06 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
5/07 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
5/09 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
5/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
5/11 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA
5/13 – Richmond, VA @ The National
5/14 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
5/15 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live
5/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
5/17 – Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theater
5/18 – New York, NY @ Terminal Five

You can keep up to date with the Shins at their MySpace, which is where we grabbed that dashing photo of the band.

Tags: The Shins