Braids Expand North American Tour with New Canadian Dates

Braids Expand North American Tour with New Canadian Dates
This year is shaping up to be a big one for Montreal-based pop experimentalists Braids. Tomorrow (January 18), they will put out their debut album, Native Speaker, and they have already announced a number of North American shows in support of the release. Now, they've fleshed out their tour schedule with a string of new dates.

The jam-packed schedule will keep the band on the road from now until April. There are a total of five new Canadian appearances, all in the country's western half. This includes a show with Toro Y Moi in Vancouver on March 28. The band's U.S. run also features a number of dates with Asobi Seksu.

Fans in the eastern portion of Canada will have a chance to see Braids this month, when they play a series of gigs in Quebec and Ontario. See the itinerary below.

If you haven't yet had a chance to listen to Native Speaker, you can stream it here.

Tour dates:

1/20 Montreal, QC - La Sala Rosa #
1/21 Ottawa, ON - Mavericks #
1/22 Quebec City, QC - Le Cercle #
1/27 Laval, QC Studio - Theatre Maison Des Arts
1/28 Kingston, ON - Grad Club #
1/30 Cincinatti, OH - MOTR Pub
1/31 Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
2/1 St Louis, MO - The Old Rock House
2/2 Norman, OK - Opolis
2/4 Dallas, TX - The Nightmare *

2/5 Austin, TX - The Mohawk *

2/7 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade *

2/8 Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder *

2/9 Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern *

2/10 Durham, NC - Duke Coffeehouse (Duke University) *

2/11 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel *

2/12 Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory *

2/13 Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie *

2/16 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge *

2/17 Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall *

2/18 Montreal, QC - Il Motore *

2/21 Columbus, OH - Skully's Music Diner *

2/22 Urbana, IL - The Canopy *

2/23 Iowa City, IA - Gabe's *

2/24 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry *

2/25 Madison, WI - Der Rathskellar (University of Wisconsin) *

2/26 Chicago, IL - Subterranean *

3/1 Seattle, WA - Chop Suey *

3/2 Portland, OR - Holocene *%

3/4 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop*
3/5 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour *
3/10 Costa Mesa, CA - Detroit Bar %
3/11 San Diego, CA - Casbah %
3/12 Las Vegas, NV - Neon Reverb Festival %
3/13 Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room
3/14 Santa Fe, NM - Corazon %
3/21 Tempe, AZ - Sail Inn $~
3/26 Kennewick, WA - The Red Room $~
3/28 Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore $
3/30 Calgary, AB - The Grand +
3/31 Edmonton, AB - The Pawn Shop
4/1 Saskatoon, SK - Caffe Sola Vivefest
4/2 Winnipeg, MB - The Royal Albert Arms Hotel
4/6 Bloomington, IN - The Bishop $
4/13 Baltimore, MD - Talking Head $

# with Long, Long, Long
* with Baths, Star Slinger
% with Asobi Seksu
$ with Toro Y Moi
~ with Cloud Nothings
+ with Memory Screen and Kris Ellestad