The Kills Announce North American Tour, New EP

The Kills Announce North American Tour, New EP
You'd think after recently losing their gear, van and the man who drove it, the Kills might be a bit hesitant about returning to North America. Well, apparently not. The UK duo have just announced a whole pile of new live dates on this side of the Atlantic, with the band's upcoming tour taking them throughout the U.S. and Canada.

This latest round of tour stop continues in support of the Kills' latest full-length, 2008's Midnight Boom, as well as a few newer, smaller rock'n'roll offerings. On April 14, the twosome will release the new EP, Black Balloon, through Domino and include the previously released Midnight Boom track, along with some new, yet-to-be-announced acoustic numbers. The group also recently put out their iTunes Live Sessions EP, a digital-only affair that features live versions of the songs "Sour Cherry" and "Getting Down," some more acoustic renditions of "Pull a U" and "Kissy Kissy," and a cover version of Willie Nelson's "Crazy."

Here are the Kills' upcoming tour dates, which also include brief stints in Germany, New Zealand and Australia, and hopefully this time won't lead to a federal investigation:

3/14 Dusseldorf, Germany -€“ Zakk
3/15 Hamburg, Germany -€“ Ubel & Gefahrlich
3/16 Berlin, Germany -€“ Postbahnhof
3/17 Frankfurt, Germany -€“ Mousonturm
3/25 Auckland, NZ -€“ Transmission Room
3/26 Wellington, NZ -€“ SFBH
3/28 Sydney, Australia -€“ V Festival
3/29 Queensland, Australia -€“ V Festival
4/4 Victoria, Australia -€“ V Festival
4/5 Claremont, Australia -€“ V Festival
4/19 Indio, CA -€“ Coachella Arts and Music Festival
4/20 Tucson, AZ -€“ Club Congress *#
4/22 Boulder, CO -€“ Fox Theater *#
4/23 Lawrence, KS -€“ Bottleneck *#
4/24 Austin, TX -€“ Emo's *#
4/25 Dallas, TX -€“ Granada *#
4/27 Atlanta, GA -€“ Lenny's *#
4/28 Carrboro, NC -€“ Cat's Cradle *#
4/30 Washington, DC -€“ 930 Club *#
5/1 Philadelphia, PA -€“ TLA *#
5/2 New York, NY -€“ Webster Hall *#
5/4 Brooklyn, NY -€“ Music Hall Of Williamsburg *#
5/5 Boston, MA -€“ Paradise Rock Club *#
5/6 Montreal, QC -€“ La Tulipe *#
5/7 Toronto, ON -€“ Phoenix *#
5/8 Detroit, MI -€“ Magic Stick *#
5/9 Chicago, IL -€“ Metro *#
5/11 Minneapolis, MN -€“ First Ave *#
5/15 Seattle, WA -€“ Neumo's *#
5/16 Vancouver, BC -€“ Commodore *#
5/17 Portland, OR -€“ Wonder Ballroom *#
5/19 San Francisco, CA -€“ The Fillmore *#
6/2 Pomona, CA -€“ Glass House *#

* with the Horrors
# with Magic Wands

The Kills "Black Balloon"