King Khan & the Shrines Return with North American Tour, Play Vancouver

King Khan & the Shrines Return with North American Tour, Play Vancouver
Despite the fact that King Khan & the Shrines haven't played a show for some time, King Khan has been one busy dude. The latter half of '09 saw him drop releases from the King Khan & BBQ Show, the Almighty Defenders, and a long-lost 2001 album he did as the Black Jaspers. Now, the Berlin-based rocker has dusted off his soulful alter-ego for a hefty Shrines tour.

The shows kick off in Atlanta, GA on March 27. From then, Khan and co. will head out across the our fine continent on a massive tour. Besides a bevy of U.S. dates, including a sure-to-be-sweaty set at the Coachella Festival, the band will also bring their good vibes to Vancouver for one Canadian show.

Hopefully, the rumble of activity means the band will be working on some new material. Their Vice debut, 2008's The Supreme Genius of King Khan and the Shrines, was a greatest hits more than anything, and the group's last proper album was 2007's What Is?!. In other words, a new album is long overdue.

Tour dates:

3/27 Atlanta, GA - The Earl

3/29 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle

3/30 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel

3/31 Chattanooga, TN - JJ's Bohemia

4/1 Nashville, TN - Exit/In

4/2 Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone Cafe

4/3 Birmingham, AL - Bottletree

4/5 Austin, TX - Emo's

4/6 Dallas, TX - Sons of Hermann

4/8 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater

4/9 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge

4/10 Boise, ID - Neurolux

4/11 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom

4/12 Vancouver, BC - Venue

4/13 Seattle, WA - Neumo's

4/15 San Francisco, CA - Bimbo's 365 Club

4/18 Indio, CA - Coachella