​Japandroids Announce World Tour Behind 'Near to the Wild Heart of Life'

​Japandroids Announce World Tour Behind 'Near to the Wild Heart of Life'
Canadian rock'n'roll two-piece Japandroids recently road-tested some new material with a mini-tour, but with their third album Near to the Wild Heart of Life officially on the way, they've revealed some new live plans.
 
The band will follow the new album's release with a North American tour that kicks off on February 13 in Madison, WI. Canadian fans will get a chance to catch Japandroids at shows in Toronto on February 17 and Vancouver on March 20. For the North American leg of the tour, the Hold Steady's Craig Finn will fill the support slot, playing solo material alongside his backing band the Uptown Controllers.

Following the shows on home soil, the duo will head across the Atlantic for a string of European dates.
 
You can see Japandroids' full upcoming itinerary below.
 
Near to the Wild Heart of Life is due out on January 27 through Arts & Crafts in Canada, and through Anti- in the rest of the world.
 
Tour dates:
 
11/25 Mexico City, Mexico - Cardura Bar
12/01 Wollongong, Australia - University of Wollongong
12/03 Berry, Australia - Fairgrounds Festival
12/06 Melbourne, Australia - The Tote
12/10 Meredith, Australia - Meredith Festival
12/13 Sydney, Australia - Red Rattler
02/13 Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre *
02/14 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue *
02/15 Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre *
02/17 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall *
02/20 Boston, MA - Royale *
02/23 New York, NY - Terminal 5 *
02/24 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *
02/27 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
03/01 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle *
03/03 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse *
03/04 Birmingham, AL - Saturn *
03/05 St. Louis, MO - Ready Room *
03/07 Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre *
03/10 Los Angeles, CA - Fonda Theatre *
03/11 San Diego, CA - Music Box *
03/13 Santa Ana, CA - Observatory *
03/14 San Francisco, CA - Fillmore *
03/17 Portland, OR - Revolution Hall *
03/18 Seattle, WA - Neptune *
03/20 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom *
04/18 Copenhagen, Denmark - Pumpehuset
04/19 Hamburg, Germany - Uebel & Gehfährlich
04/20 Cologne, Germany - Gebaude 9
04/22 Berlin, Germany - Columbia Theater
04/23 Frankfurt, Germany - Zoom
04/24 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
04/26 Paris, France - La Maroquinerie
04/27 Brussels, Belgium - The Rotonde / Botanique
04/28 Birmingham, UK - 02 Institute Birmingham
04/30 Glasgow, UK - The Garage
05/01 Leeds, UK - Stylus
05/02 Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms
05/04 Manchester, UK - Gorilla
05/05 Brighton, UK - Concorde 2
05/06 London, UK - 02 Shepherd's Bush Empire

* with Craig Finn