Maps & Atlases Announce Spring Headlining Tour‏ [News]

February 29, 2012

Barsuk Records is excited to announce that Maps & Atlases will embark on a headlining tour this spring, in support of their upcoming full-length Beware and Be Grateful, out April 17th. The tour kicks off in their hometown, with a May 11th show at the Metro in Chicago, and wraps up on June 19th at Amsterdam Hall in St. Paul. Before this tour, they will head to South By Southwest in Austin, with a brief tour surrounding those dates, followed by a European tour.

Recently, the band released “Winter,” the first single off Beware and Be Grateful. Rolling Stone premiered the track, saying “[‘Winter’] finds the band merging tuneful songcraft with tight, dense rhythms.” The band also released a teaser trailer for the album, featuring the track “Remote And Dark Years,” available at MAPS & ATLASES / Beware and Be Grateful.

The album – which follows the Chicago-based band’s acclaimed 2010 debut, Perch Patchwork – was recorded last year in a series of week-long sessions at Omaha’s ARC Studios with producer Jason Cupp (Nurses, Good Old War) once again behind the board.

Since their formation in 2004, Maps & Atlases have captured the indie imagination with their extraordinarily artful amalgamation of polyrhythmic beats, elaborate melodies, and post-rock ingenuity. The band toured hard from the get-go, honing their kinetic time signatures and inventive energy through countless live shows as both headliner and alongside such artists as Broken Bells, Frightened Rabbit, Circa Survive, Cults, and RX Bandits.

Maps & Atlases On Tour:

3/8 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
3/9 Nashville, TN – The Mercy
3/10 New Orleans, LA – Foburg Festival
3/14 – 3/17 Austin, TX – SXSW 2012
3/18 Dallas, TX – Bro Fest
3/19 Hot Springs, AR – Valley of the Vapors Festival
3/22 Memphis, TN – Fareveller Festival
3/31 Bethelem, PA – NOWADAYS Festival
5/11 Chicago, IL – Metro
5/12 St Louis, MO – Firebird
5/14 Columbus, OH – The Basement
5/15 Akron, OH – Musica
5/16 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
5/17 Ithaca, NY – The Haunt
5/18 Boston, MA – Middle East
5/19 Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands
5/21 New York, NY – The Studio at Webster Hall
5/22 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
5/23 Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel
5/24 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
5/25 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
5/26 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
5/27 Orlando, FL – The Plaza
5/29 Birmingham, AL – Bottletree
5/31 Dallas, TX – Sons of Herman Hall
6/1 Austin, TX – The Parish
6/2 Houston, TX – Free Press SummerFest
6/4 El Paso, TX – Lowbro Palace
6/5 Phoenix, AZ – TBA
6/6 San Diego, CA – Casbah
6/7 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
6/8 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
6/9 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
6/11 Portland, OR – Bunk Bar
6/12 Vancouver, BC – Media Club
6/13 Seattle, WA – Crocodile Cafe
6/15 Boise, ID – Neurolux
6/16 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
6/17 Denver, CO – Hi Dive
6/18 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
6/19 St Paul, MN – Amsterdam Hall

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