Your 2012 just got a whole lot stranger. That's right, folks: South African rap weirdos Die Antwoord have begun rolling out dates for a winter tour of our continent.
Currently, the outfit have five North American shows booked. Two of them are in Canada, as Die Antwoord are scheduled to play at Toronto's Phoenix Concert Theatre on February 14 and Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom on February 19. More dates will likely be announced soon, as the group currently have an awkward five-day break in the schedule before they arrive on the West Coast.
After the North American jaunt, the rappers will be touring in Australia with the Future Music Festival.
Hopefully, by the time Die Antwoord arrive on our shores, they will have firmed up the release details for their second album, TEN$ION. Watch the video for the recent single "Fok Julle Naaiers" at the bottom of this page.
UPDATE: As Consequence of Sound points out, a trio of new U.S. dates have been added. They're in bold below.
2/9 Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theatre
2/10 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
2/11 New York, NY - Irving Plaza
2/12 Washington D.C. - 930 Club
2/14 Toronto, ON - The Phoenix Concert Theatre
2/15 Chicago, IL - Metro
2/18 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
2/19 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
2/20 Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market
2/22 San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
2/24 Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia
2/25 Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
3/3 Bisbane, Australia - Doomben Racecourse (Future Music Festival)
3/4 Perth, Australia - Arena Joondalup (Future Music Festival)
3/10 Sydney, Australia - Royal Randwick Racecourse (Future Music Festival)
3/11 Melbourne, Australia - Flemington Racecourse (Future Music Festival)
3/12 Adelaide, Australia - Ellis Park (Future Music Festival)