Published May 19, 2011Last month, Montreal electro-rock duo Handsome Furs announced their third album, Sound Kapital. It would only seem fitting that the pair, Dan Boeckner and Alexei Perry, would want to take their new tunes on the road. Well, the group are already in the midst of a European trek, and now they have announced they will be tackling North America this summer.
Following Boeckner's upcoming commitments to Wolf Parade, who may well be playing their last shows ever at Sasquatch! and Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom (though we kinda doubt it), the songwriter will focus on Handsome Furs full force.
The string of late spring/summer dates starts off at North by Northeast June 18, and over the course of the next month and a half, the band will hit a number of Canadian cities, including London, Montreal, Regina, Saskatoon and Edmonton. There's a bit of a gap between dates as the band make their way out west, so there might be hope still for fans in Calgary and Vancouver. Fingers crossed, everybody. Check out the dates below.
As previously reported, Sound Kapital comes out June 28 on Sub Pop.
UPDATE: Handsome Furs have now added Canadian dates in Calgary and Vancouver. You can see the updated sked below.
5/19 Liverpool, UK - Sounds City Festival
5/20 Paris, FR - Le Flèche d'or
5/21 Bergen, NO - Landmark
5/22 Oslo, NO - Betong
6/18 Toronto, ON - NXNE
6/23 London, ON - Call the Office
6/25 Montreal, QC - Cabaret du Mile End
7/3 Des Moines, IA - 80/35
7/16 Regina, SK - The Exchange
7/17 Saskatoon, SK - Louis
7/19 Edmonton, AB - Republik
7/20 Calgary, AB - Republik
7/22 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
7/27 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock
7/28 Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Club
7/29 Chicago, IL - The Bottom Lounge
7/30 Detroit, MI - The Lager House
8/1 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern