The Rural Alberta Advantage Support Departing with North American Tour

The Rural Alberta Advantage Support <i>Departing</i> with North American Tour
Last month, when Rural Alberta Advantage frontman Nils Edenloff spoke with Exclaim! about the upcoming Departing, he confirmed that the group would tour extensively in 2011. Now, as promised, we have a slew of North American dates in support of the new album.

On February 4, the group will play alongside Sarah Harmer at Guelph, ON's Hillside Inside. But the bulk of the touring will begin in March and will have the band on the road until late April. This leg has a total of eight Canadian dates, which stretch from Ontario all the way to the West Coast.

Along the way, the band are sure to play cuts from the brand new Departing. For a taste of what they sound like, scroll to the bottom of this page to listen to the single "Stamp." And go here to read Edenloff's thoughts on the new album, which is a companion piece to 2008's beloved Hometowns.

You can pre-order the album over at Paper Bag Records. It's available on CD or limited-edition blue vinyl. You can also order it in a bundle along with Hometowns, which has been pressed on limited-edition yellow vinyl.

Tour dates

2/4 Guelph, ON - River Run Centre (Hillside Inside) *
3/9 Cambridge, MA - Middle East Café
3/10 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom  
3/11 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church  
3/12 Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory  
3/13 Washington, DC - Rock 'N' Roll Hotel  
3/14 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506  
3/15 Atlanta, GA - The Earl  
3/17-20 - Austin, TX - SXSW
3/20 Dallas, TX - The Loft  
3/22 Ames, IA - The Maintenance Shop at Iowa State University
3/23 Milwaukee, WI - Mad Planet  
3/24 Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon  
3/25 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue  
3/26 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall  
3/27 Windsor, ON - Phog Lounge  
3/31 Winnipeg, MB - Pyramid Cabaret  
4/1 Saskatoon, SK - Amigos Cantina
4/2 Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room  
4/5 Calgary, AB - Republik  
4/6 Nelson, BC - The Royal on Baker  
4/7 Kelowna, BC - Habitat  
4/8 Vancouver, BC - Venue
4/9 Portland, OR - Doug Fir  
4/10 Seattle, WA - The Tractor Tavern
4/12 San Francisco, CA - The Bottom of the Hill  
4/13 San Francisco, CA - The Bottom of the Hill
4/15 Indio, CA - Coachella
4/20 Denver, CO - Hi-Dive  
4/19 Salt Lake City, UT - State Room
4/21 Omaha, NE - Slowdown  
4/22 St. Louis, MO - Firebird  
4/23 Indianapolis, IN - Radio Radio  
4/24 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom

* with Sarah Harmer