ATO Records is proud to announce that Gomez will be embarking on a string of spring US dates in support of their soon-to-be released sixth studio album "A New Tide." The band will kick off the tour at the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, TX, then head up the east coast to play a very special CD release show on March 31 at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City. Appearing on nearly half of the dates will be Josh Ritter, who will be performing with a full band...

...In celebration of the upcoming release, fans can get a taste of "A New Tide" via their official homepage. A free download of "Airstream Driver" is available now at gomeztheband.com. Set for release on March 31, the new album marks a return to the always-freewheeling British band's more experimental roots, with songs like "Win Park Slope" and "Airstream Driver" evincing a spirit born of boundless imagination and a longstanding collaborative relationship.

Tickets go on sale at noon for March 31st at Bowery Ballroom and April 3rd at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Josh Ritter is not playing either of those NYC shows, but he is headlining Wellmont Theater in Jersey on April 4th (one day after Gomez's Brooklyn show). Tickets for that are now on presale, go on regular sale Saturday.

All dates below...

Gomez - 2009 Tour Dates
Mar 18 SXSW Music Festival, Austin, TX
Mar 19 SXSW Music Festival, Austin, TX
Mar 21 Workplay Theatre, Birmingham, AL
Mar 22 Visulite Theatre, Charlotte, NC
Mar 23 The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
Mar 24 Center Stage, Atlanta, GA
Mar 26 Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD
Mar 27 Chameleon Club, Lancaster, PA
Mar 28 Theatre of The Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Mar 29 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
Mar 31 Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
Apr 1 State Theatre, Ithaca, NY
Apr 2 Pearl Street, Northampton, MA
Apr 3 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

(Mar 22, 23, 24, 26 and Apr 1 are co-headlining dates with Josh Ritter. Blind Pilot is support on March 28 and Alberta Cross supports on April 3)

Josh Ritter - 2009 Tour Dates
Feb 26 - Great American Music Hall - SOLD OUT San Francisco, California
Mar 22 - Visualite Theatre (with Gomez) Charlotte, North Carolina
Mar 23 - The Orange Peel (with Gomez) Asheville, North Carolina
Mar 24 - Center Stage (with Gomez) Atlanta, Georgia
Mar 26 - Rams Head Live! (with Gomez) Baltimore, Maryland
Mar 27 - Messiah College (Brubaker Aud) Grantham, Pennsylvania
Mar 28 - State Theatre State College, Pennsylvania
Mar 29 - Diesel Club Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Mar 31 - Sellersville Theater Sellersville, Pennsylvania
Apr 1 - State Theatre (with Gomez) Ithaca, New York
Apr 2 - Avalon Theatre Easton, Maryland
Apr 3 - Attucks Theatre Norfolk, Virginia
Apr 4 - The Wellmont Theatre Montclair, New Jersey
Apr 5 - Music Hall Tarrytown, New York
Apr 17 - Wilshire Theatre (opening for John Prine) Beverly Hills, California
Apr 18 - Spreckels Theatre (opening for John Prine) San Diego, California
Apr 21 - Majestic Fox Theatre (opening for John Prine) Bakersfield, California
Apr 24 - Convention Center (opening for John Prine) Sacramento, California
Apr 25 - The Warfield (opening for John Prine) San Francisco, California
Jul 4 - The Marquee (with Full Orchestra) Cork, Ireland

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