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King Khan & the Shrines sign to Merge, releasing new album in September and touring this fall (dates & new track stream)

by Bill Pearis

King Khan & the Shrines @ House of Vans 2012 (more by Courtney Dudley)
King Khan & the Shrines

Apart from last year’s terrific single, “I’ll Bite My Tongue,” it’s been six years since King Khan & the Shrines have had a new album. Happily, they’re idle no more — which is also the name of their new album which will be out September 3 on their new home, Merge Records. You can stream Idle No More‘s groovy first single, “Born to Die,” below.

Known for a wild and wooly live show, look for King Khan on tour this fall, including a stop in NYC on October 30 at Webster Hall. No info on tickets to that show just yet, but you can keep checking Ticketmaster. All tour dates are listed below.

Wed. Aug. 28 — Luxembourg, LU @ Exit07
Thu. Aug. 29 — Haarlem, NE @ Dutch Garage Rock Explosion @ Patronaat
Fri. Aug. 30 — Salisbury, UK @ End of the Road Festival
Sun. Sep. 1 — London, UK @ XOYO
Tue. Sep. 3 — Brighton, UK @ The Blind Tiger Club
Wed. Sep. 4 — Paris, FR @ Trabendo
Thu. Sep. 5 — Brussels, BE @ Magasin 4
Fri. Sep. 6 — Vlieland, NE @ Great Wide Open Festival
Fri. Oct. 11 — San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Sun. Oct. 13 — San Francisco, CA @ Slims
Mon. Oct. 14 — Portland, OR @ Dantes
Tue. Oct. 15 — Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw Theatre
Wed. Oct. 16 — Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Thu. Oct. 17 — Boise, ID @ Neurolux
Fri. Oct. 18 — Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Sat. Oct. 19 — Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Sun. Oct. 20 — Kansas City, KS @ The Record Bar
Mon. Oct. 21 — St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
Tue. Oct. 22 — Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
Wed. Oct. 23 — Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
Thu. Oct. 24 — Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
Fri. Oct. 25 — Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
Sat. Oct. 26 — Toronto, ON @ Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
Sun. Oct. 27 — Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
Tue. Oct. 29 — Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Wed. Oct. 30 — New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Thu. Oct. 31 — Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Fri. Nov. 1 — Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Sat. Nov. 2 — Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
Mon. Nov. 4 — Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
Tue. Nov. 5 — Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
Wed. Nov. 6 — New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
Tue. Nov. 12 — El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
Wed. Nov. 13 — Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom

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