By Alex HudsonJapandroids are slated to release their hotly anticipated sophomore album, Celebration Rock, this June via Polyvinyl, and the Vancouver duo have announced that they'll be promoting it with a North American tour.
Following a May tour of the UK, the pair will return to these shores in June. The group will be playing a slew of U.S. gigs and making Canadian stops in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.
You can see the schedule below. Scroll past that to hear the previous single "Younger Us," which was previously confirmed to appear on Celebration Rock.
UPDATE: Japandroids have now announced that Celebration Rock will arrive on June 5. They also shared the cover art (see above) and the new track "The House That Heaven Built," which will arrive on seven-inch on May 15 via Polyvinyl. For now, you can listen to it below. Also, you can see Celebration Rock's tracklist below.
1. The Nights of Wine and Roses 2. Fire's Highway 3. Evil's Sway 4. For the Love of Ivy 5. Adrenaline Nightshift 6. Younger Us 7. The House That Heaven Built 8. Continuous Thunder
5/17 Cardiff, UK - Clwb Ifor Bach 5/18 Brighton, UK - The Green Door Store 5/19 Amsterdam, Netherlands Paradiso (London Calling Festival) 5/21 Bristol, UK - Cooler 5/22 London, UK - Camp Basement 5/23 Manchester, UK - Soup Kitchen 5/24 Glasgow, UK - King Tuts 5/25 Leeds, UK - Cockpit 2 5/26 Nottingham, UK - The Bodega 5/31 Barcelona, Spain - Parc del Fňrum (Primavera Sound Festival) 6/11 Seattle, WA - Neumo's 6/12 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge 6/14 San Francisco, CA - The Independent 6/15 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex 6/16 San Diego, CA - The Casbah 6/19 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge 6/21 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall 6/22 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop 6/23 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern 6/25/ Montreal, ON - La Salla Rossa 6/26 Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall 6/27 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom 6/29 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's 6/30 Washington, DC - The Rock and Roll Hotel 7/3 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry 7/7 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret