Gardens & Villa Announce North American Tour Behind 'Dunes'

Gardens & Villa Announce North American Tour Behind 'Dunes'
California dance-pop act Gardens & Villa have announced a fortuitously timed tour this coming February, which will serve to support their electro-spiked sophomore set, Dunes.

The band's tour plans were unveiled today (December 11), with a press release confirming that they'll be hitting the road just after Secretly Canadian slides their second LP into stores February 4. The trip kicks off in their home state, down in Santa Cruz, and their North American trek has them crossing up into Canada for shows in Toronto and Montreal before they head back to the Golden State.

You'll find all the tour date info down below.

As previously reported, the Santa Barbara-based combo travelled to Benton Harbor, MI, last winter to record the LP with DFA co-owner/producer Tim Goldsworthy. Apparently the set is inflected with keyboard melodies, pop-funk arrangements and other touches that expand on the "vibrant rhythms, fluttering flute melodies and pulsing synth lines" of their past work.

You can sample first single "Bullet Train" beneath the tour dates.

Tour dates:

02/07 Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst Atrium
02/08 Santa Barbara, CA - SOhO
02/11 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
02/13 Dallas, TX - Three Links
02/14 Austin, TX - Red 7
02/15 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's: Downstairs
02/16 New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa
02/18 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
02/19 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
02/20 Washington, DC - DC9
02/21 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
02/22 Cambridge, MA - Middle East Club
02/25 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
02/26 Montreal, QC - Il Motore
02/27 Toronto, ON - The Drake Hotel
02/28 Holland, MI - Hope College: Park Theater
03/01 Chicago, IL - Schubas Tavern
03/02 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry
03/04 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
03/05 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
03/07 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
03/08 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theater