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The Shins playing SNL and a NPR iPad app show (while in NYC), have a new video, other dates & stuff

The Shins at Terminal 5 in 2009 (more by Natasha Ryan)
The Shins

The Shins are set to perform on SNL on March 10, ten days before the release of their new album, Port of Morrow, due out on March 20 via Aural Apothecary/Columbia Records. It will be the band’s second SNL performance (they first performed in 2007).

While they’re in town they’ll be playing a streaming show too:

The Shins are back! NPR invites you to experience the anticipated new album Port Of Morrow in an exclusive live concert stream via the new NPR Music iPad app. Download the free NPR Music app to watch the live show on March 7 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.

The show will take place at a club in NYC.

Though no public live-and-in-person NYC shows have been announced (yet?), the Shins’ upcoming tour currently includes Bonnaroo, Sasquatch!, Coachella, and SXSW. All announced dates are listed below.

They just released a video for the album’s single, “Simple Song,” which you can watch below, along with a lyric video for that song’s b-side, “September,” and all dates…

The Shins – “Simple Song”

The Shins – “September”

The Shins — 2012 Tour Dates
FEB 26 Portland, OR McMenamins Kennedy School Theatre
MAR 22 London, UK HMV Forum
MAR 23 London, UK HMV Forum
MAR 25 Holland, Amsterdam Melkweg
MAR 26 Paris, France Bataclan
MAR 28 Berlin, Germany Huxley’s
MAR 30 Stockholm, Sweden Berns Salonger
APR 13 Las Vegas, NV Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
APR 14 Indio, CA Coachella 2012
APR 17 Honolulu, HI Blaisdell Concert Hall
APR 18 Maui, HI Castle Theatre at Maui Arts and Cultural Center
APR 21 Indio, CA Coachella 2012
APR 22 Santa Cruz, CA Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
APR 23 Davis, CA Robert Mondavi Center
APR 25 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
MAY 25 Bend, OR Les Schwab Amphitheatre
MAY 26 George, WA Sasquatch Music Festival
MAY 28 Salt Lake City, UT Red Butte Garden Amphitheater
MAY 29 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
MAY 31 Council Bluffs. IA Harrah’s Council Bluffs
JUN 01 Minneapolis, MN The Brick
JUN 04 St Louis, MO The Pageant
JUN 05 Columbus, OH LC Indoor Pavilion
JUN 06 Detroit, MI The Fillmore
JUN 08 Cleveland, OH Masonic Auditorium
JUN 09 Louisville, KY Iroquois Amphitheatre
JUN 10 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo 2012

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