​The Shins Extend North American Tour, Share New Videos

​The Shins Extend North American Tour, Share New Videos
The Shins release their new album Heartworms today (March 10), and they've now revealed a long string of new North America tour dates in support of it. In addition to previously announced slots at festivals like Ottawa Bluesfest, WayHome and Osheaga, the band have fleshed out their touring itinerary to include a couple more Canadian shows, as well as more in the U.S.

The tour kicks off tonight in L.A. before heading to New York and then over to Europe. The Shins will eventually make it back to North America and wind their way north of the border for newly announced shows in Edmonton on May 23, Calgary on May 24 and Vancouver on May 27. The remainder of their Canadian stops will take place at the aforementioned festivals: Ottawa's RBC Bluesfest, Oro-Medonte's WayHome and Montreal's Osheaga.

Check out the group's full list of shows below.
 
The band have also unveiled a pair of clips for album cut "Name for You." In addition to a video for the album version of the track, there's also a "flipped" version, which is the result of a songwriting experiment by frontman James Mercer.

According to a press release, he wrote two renditions of every song on Heartworms, amassing an entire second album's worth of songs. It remains to be seen if the rest of the "flipped" versions will surface in the future, but you can at least check out "Name for You" — in both its iterations — below.
 
Tour dates:
 
03/10 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
03/14 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
03/15 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
03/25 Glasgow, UK - 6 Music Festival @ O2 Academy
03/28 Paris, FR - Le Trianon
03/29 London, UK - Apollo Hammersmith
03/30 Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
03/31 Zurich, SUI - M4Music Festival
04/20 Raleigh, NC - The Ritz
04/21 Nashville, TN - Vanderbilt University; Rites of Spring
04/22-23 North Charleston, SC - High Water Festival
05/12-14 Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Music Festival
05/13 Saint Petersburg, FL - Jannus Live
05/16 Norfolk, VA - The Norva
05/17 Richmond, VA - The National
05/19 Saint Louis, MO - The Pageant
05/20 Council Bluffs, IA - Harrah's Hotel & Casino - Stir Cove
05/21 Moorhead, MN - Bluestem Center for the Arts
05/23 Edmonton, AB - Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
05/24 Calgary, AB - McEwan Hall
05/26-28 George, WA - Sasquatch! Music Festival
05/27 Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
05/29 Boise, ID - Summerfield at Memorial Stadium
06/01 Kansas City, MO - Midland Theatre
06/02 Cincinnati, OH - Bunbury Music Festival
06/03 Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall
06/04 Houston, TX - FPSF
06/15 Brooklyn, NY - Prospect Park Bandshell
06/15-18 Dover, DE - Firefly Music Festival
06/16 Portland, ME - Thompson's Point
06/17 Cooperstown, NY - Brewery Ommegang
06/21 Troutdale, OR - Edgefield
06/22 Ogden, UT - Ogden Amphitheatre
06/23 Las Vegas, NV - The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas - The Chelsea
07/06-09 Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeg Folk Festival 
07/11 Niagara Falls, NY - Rapid Theater
07/12 Ottawa, ON - RBC Bluesfest
07/29 Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
07/28-30 Oro-Medonte, ON - Wayhome Music & Arts Festival
07/30 Burlington, VT - Lake Champlain Maritime Festival
08/01 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE — Indoor
08/02 Boston, MA - House of Blues
08/04-06 Montreal, QC - Osheaga Music Festival