The Shins Plot 'Oh, Inverted World' 21st Anniversary Tour

They'll play Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver this summer

Photo: Joshua Peter Grafstein

BY Allie GregoryPublished May 12, 2022

In 2001, the Shins released Oh, Inverted World, and in 2022, they'll celebrate the album's rise to American legal drinking age by taking it on a tour of North America.

In addition to sharing its 21st birthday cake with us today — check out the yummy confectionary below — the band have also detailed plans of the tour that will bring them across the continent this July, August and September, playing their debut album front-to-back along the way.

The trek will kick off on the West Coast, hitting several Calforinian dates in mid-July, before weaving back east. Shows in Montreal and Toronto are scheduled for August 29 and 30, respectively, plus the band plan to hit Vancouver's Queen Elizabeth Theatre on September 14. Everything wraps up in Portland on September 16. Joseph will join the group on select dates.

Bandleader James Mercer previously said of the album:

This record gave me the life that I never really dreamed I would have. It opened me up to the whole world and gave me validation. It's also something that stands as a bit of a pinnacle for our band. You release that first record and it's so well embraced, but you're always trying to get that magic back, I think ... It's a special moment when you're a new band and you've got what was apparently kind of a new sound. This record symbolized a very special moment in my life, a watershed moment for sure.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on May 20, while a presale can be accessed via the group's tour website.

Scroll down for the full schedule.

The Shins 2022 Tour Dates:

07/12 San Francisco, CA - The Warfield ^
07/15 Sacramento, CA - Memorial Auditorium ^
07/16 Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery ^
07/22 Las Vegas, NV - The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas ^
07/23 San Diego, CA - San Diego Civic Theatre ^
07/24 Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theatre ^
07/26 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre ^
07/27 Kansas City, MO - Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland ^
07/29 Austin, TX - ACL Live at The Moody Theater ^
08/01 Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall ^
08/02 Dallas, TX - The Factory in Deep Ellum ^
08/04 Albuquerque, NM - Kiva Auditorium ^
08/06 Ogden, UT - Ogden Twilight at the Ogden Amphitheater ^
08/16 Atlanta, GA - The Eastern ^
08/17 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium ^
08/19 Washington, D.C. - The Anthem ^
08/20 Richmond, VA - The National ^
08/23 New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall ^
08/26 Philadelphia, PA - Skyline Stage at the Mann ^
08/27 Boston, MA - Roadrunner ^
08/29 Montreal, QC - L'Olympia ^
08/30 Toronto, ON - Massey Hall ^
08/31 Detroit, MI - Masonic Cathedral Theatre ^
09/02 Cleveland, OH - The Agora ^
09/03 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE ^
09/04 Columbus, OH - Kemba Live! ^
09/06 Saint Louis, MO - The Factory ^
09/08 Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre ^
09/10 Minneapolis, MN - Orpheum Theatre ^
09/13 Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre ^
09/14 Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre ^
09/16 Portland, OR - Pioneer Courthouse Square ^ with Joseph

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