dd/mm/yyyy Ready New Album, Tour North America

dd/mm/yyyy Ready New Album, Tour North America
Toronto post-punk weirdoes dd/mm/yyyy have been gradually building their project into something big for a long time, and it's looking like the first quarter of 2009 will be when everything reaches a boiling point, as they've announced that they'll release their third full-length, Black Square, and embark on a grueling three-month trek across North America.

According to the band, Black Square "is the by-product of van-confined wanderlust, inevitable maturity and our growing comfort level in the studio environment. We do not deviate too far from our origin, but there's an inherent seriousness that may have evaded previous releases." The album will be available digitally on February 17, and will be available in real life on March 17 via Canadian label We Are Busy Bodies and amazing Swedish imprint Deleted Art.

The band will kick off their massive North American tour in early February, where they'll spend two weeks on the road with math rock sensations Don Caballero and Hella side-project sBACH. From there, the band will pop up to Canada for four dates with Sylvie in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg. Then it's back to the States for a whole bunch of shows leading up to their busy SXSW weekend. The whole thing is rounded out with some early April dates in the Maritimes, Toronto and Montreal, including an LP release party at Lee's Palace in Toronto on April 16.

dd/mm/yyyy tour dates:

2/2 Pittsburgh, PA - Garfield Artworks

2/3 Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall *

2/4 Knoxville, TN - Pilot Light *

2/5 Memphis, TN - Hi Tone *

2/6 Denton, TX - Rubber Gloves *

2/7 Houston, TX - Meridian Red Rom *

2/8 Austin, TX - Red 7 *

2/10 Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad *

2/11 Tucson, AZ - Club Congress *

2/12 San Diego, CA - Casbah **

2/13 Los Angeles, CA - Spaceland **

2/14 Long Beach, CA - Alex's Bar **

2/15 San Francisco, CA - Independent **

2/16 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge **

2/17 Seattle, WA - El Corazon **

2/18 Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore Cabaret ***

2/20 Calgary, AB - Broken City ***

2/21 Edmonton, AB - Pawn Shop ***

2/23 Winnipeg, MB - Royal Albert Hotel ***

2/24 Fargo, ND - Aquarium

2/25 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club

2/26 Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Bar

2/27 Chicago, IL - Reggie's *

2/28 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop *

3/10 Pontiac, MI - Pike Room

3/11 Ypsilanti, MI - Elbow Room

3/12 Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen

3/13 Louisville, KY - Skull Alley

3/14 Nashville, TN - The End

3/15 Memphis, TN - Hi Tone

3/16 Denton, TX - Rubber Gloves

3/17 Dallas, TX - Lounge on Elm Street

3/18 Austin, TX - Emo's (Leafy Green SXSW Showcase)

3/19 Austin, TX - SXSW

3/20 Austin, TX - SXSW

3/21 Austin, TX - SXSW

3/22 New Orleans, LA - Dragon's Den

3/23 Pensacola, FL - Sluggos

3/24 Atlanta, GA - Lenny's Bar

3/25 Charlotte, NC - The Milestone

3/26 Richmond, VA - Gallery 5

3/27 Washington, DC - The Red & Black

3/28 Baltimore, MD - Talking Head

3/29 Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie

3/30 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge

3/31 Brooklyn, NY - Union Hall

4/1 Boston, MA - Middle East (Upstairs)

4/3 Truro, NS - TBA

4/4 Halifax, NS - All Age's TBA

4/4 Halifax, NS - Gus' Pub

4/5 Charlottetown, PEI - TBA

4/16 Toronto, ON - Black Square LP Release Party - Lee's Palace

4/17 Montreal, QC - Il Motore

4/18 Quebec City, QC - Le Cercle

4/19 Ottawa, ON - Mavericks

4/24 Guelph, ON - Shadow

4/25 Sudbury, ON - Adanac Ski Hill Chalet

4/25 Sudbury, ON - The Townehouse

* w/ Don Caballero
** w/ Don Caballero and sBACH
*** w/ Sylvie