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- Posted on Apr 14th 2010 2:00PM by Mike Ayers
On top of that, the band also confirmed a slew of headlining dates this summer, starting on July 1 at Broomfield, Colo.'s 1st Bank Center. From there, they'll trek through the Midwest, including a stop in Chicago for the annual Pitchfork Festival, before heading for a few stops in the Southeast. They'll end the tour at Boston's House of Blues on July 24.
A handful of dates in the UK are also scheduled for the end of August, but more importantly, will we see new material from Isaac Brock and company? Their last full-length was 2007's 'We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank,' for which they toured for nearly two years, including a nationwide arena tour with R.E.M. and the National. Back then, former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr was a fulltime member, but since then, they've recruited former Granddaddy axeman Jim Fairchild for touring duties.
It's also not like Isaac Brock's been sitting around watching TV -- he recently produced the debut album for Portland, Ore.'s Mimicking Birds -- but still, here's to hoping some new material surfaces this summer. For full tour dates, click here.