The Books Line Up North American Tour, Play Four Canadian Dates

The Books Line Up North American Tour, Play Four Canadian Dates
As previously reported, the Books are gearing up to release their fourth full-length, The Way Out, on July 20 through Temporary Residence. Once the new album is on the shelves, the group will support it with a lengthy North American tour including four Canadian dates in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver.

This isn't your average tour, as the band's 24 currently scheduled shows are spread out over almost seven months, from next week all the way to the December. They are rarely on the road for longer than a week at a time, likely so that the band members can return home to their families. The Books previously went on hiatus in order to spend more time at home, and The Way Out is their first LP since 2005.

Head over to the Books' MySpace or click on the embedded video below to listen to "Beautiful People" from the new album, which the band described as "a three-part Christian harmony mixed with a sort of euro-disco-trash beat, an orchestra's worth of sampled brass and lyrics about the 12th root of two trigonometry and tangrams which will make up the video portion of the song for the live show."

Tour dates:

6/21 Chicago, IL - Jay Pritzker Pavillion (Millennium Park)
8/13 North Adams, MA - Solid Sound Festival
9/4 Monticello, NY - ATP Festival
9/29 Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
9/30 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
10/1 Durham, NC - Shaefer Theater
10/3 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
10/4 Knoxville, TN - Square Room
10/5 Charlotesville, VA - Jefferson Theatre
10/21 Somerville, MA - Somerville Theatre
10/22 Northampton, MA - Pearl Street Nightclub
10/23 Montreal, QC - Cabaret Mile End
10/24 Ottawa, ON - Capital Music Hall
10/25 Toronto, ON - The Mod Club
10/26 Pontiac, MI - The Crofoot Ballroom
10/27 Grand Rapids, MI - Ladies Literary Club
10/29 Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
10/30 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Culture Center
11/13 New York, NY - Zankel at Carnegie Hall
11/29 Los Angeles, CA - Music Box at The Henry Fonda Theatre
11/30 San Francisco, CA - Palace of Fine Arts
12/3 Portland, OR - Aladdin Theatre
12/4 Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
12/5 Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre