Midlake Confirms Dates For First North American Tour Since 2007

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December 15, 2009

Midlake Confirms Dates For First North American Tour Since 2007

“Phenomenal” (Stereogum) New Album ‘The Courage of Others’ Out February 2 On Bella Union

Midlake, the acclaimed pastoral Indie-rockers whose song “Roscoe” was recently named “one of the top 100 songs of the decade” by Rolling Stone, will launch their eagerly awaited 2010 headlining tour January 5th. The band’s first tour since 2007 is in support of its forthcoming album, ‘The Courage of Others’ (out Feb. 2 on Bella Union), which Spin and Stereogum have both picked as one of the most anticipated albums of 2010.

Since coming off the road in 2007, Midlake devoted over two years to writing and recording the new album, their first since their 2006 indie hit ‘The Trials of Van Occupanther.’ The band includes singer and primary songwriter Tim Smith, bassist Paul Alexander, drummer McKenzie Smith, and guitarists Eric Pulido and Eric Nichelson.

The tour culminates with an appearance at SXSW, Midlake’s first in three years, marking a return to the festival that launched their 2006 breakout.

Midlake U.S./Canada Tour:

JAN 05 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
JAN 06 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Engine Room
JAN 07 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
JAN 08 – St. Augustine, FL @ Café Eleven
JAN 09 – Mt. Pleasant, SC @ Village Tavern
JAN 10 – Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle
JAN 11 – Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Café
JAN 12 – Little Rock, AR @ The Rev Room
MAR 01 – Tucson, AZ @ Plush
MAR 02 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
MAR 03 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
MAR 04 – San Francisco, CA @ The Great American Music Hall
MAR 05 – Arcata, CA @ The Van Duzer Theatre
MAR 06 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
MAR 07 – Bellingham, WA @ The Nightlight
MAR 08 – Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret
MAR 10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
MAR 11 – Denver, CO @ The Bluebird Theater
MAR 12 – Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Saloon


For more information on Midlake, contact Brendan Gilmartin [bgilmartin@shorefire.com] or Matt Hanks [mhanks@shorefire.com] at Shore Fire Media,718.522.7171