In anticipation of its newest studio effort La Foret, California indie rock band Xiu Xiu will launch a month-long tour of the continent. Almost exactly a month before the ten-track record arrives on shelves, Jamie Stewart and co. will kick things off in Vancouver on June 16th, staying on the road until they hit Salt Lake City on July 2nd.
Paying a fair amount of attention to their neighbours up north, Xiu Xiu's first eight stops on the summer tour will fall on Canadian soil. Starting on the West Coast, the band will make its way across the Prairies and into Ontario, playing Brantford before they head back into the United States.
Just ten days after Xiu Xiu puts the 13-date jaunt to rest, La Foret will make its debut, becoming the band's fourth studio album in just three years. The album is the follow-up to Fabulous Muscles, which came out just over a year ago in February 2004.
All the Canadian stops on Xiu Xiu's summer tour:
June 16, Vancouver, BC - Mesa Luna
June 17, Calgary, AB - Broken City
June 18, Edmonton, AB - Freemasons' Hall
June 20, Winnipeg, MB - The Collective Cabaret
June 23, Montreal, QC - La Salla Rossa
June 24, Ottawa, ON - Club Saw
June 25, Toronto, ON - Poor Alex Theatre
June 26 Brantford, ON - The Ford Plant
Writer: Jaclyn Arndt