School of Seven Bells @ Sasquatch Festival (more by Chris Graham)
School of Seven Bells

School of Seven Bells will head out on a headlining North American tour this fall. A bit earlier, the group is scheduled to play a free Seaport Music show on Friday, August 14th with The xx (The Pains of Being Pure at Heart play the Seaport this Friday, July 10th).

As for the tour, it includes a stop at Austin City Limits Festival on October 2nd and a tour-capping NYC, CMJ show on October 23rd at Webster Hall (The Drums also just announced a CMJ show). No ticket info for the NYC date, but partial tickets for the tour go on sale Friday, July 10th. A limited number are also available through a Ducat King pre-sale.

The group, composed of ex-members of the Secret Machines and On! Air! Library!, has been on tour almost constantly over the past year. They toured with M83 in fall 2008, which included a gig at Webster Hall. They followed that up with a Mercury Lounge show in December. The band warmed up for their winter tour with a January show at (Le) Poisson Rouge, then returned to the venue with tourmates Fujiya & Miyagi in February.

Most recently, the band played the Bowery Ballroom on June 12th as an end to its spring touring with Bat for Lashes, White Lies and Black Moth Super Rainbow. They wrote about the show on their blog:

bowery ballroom was the most perfect end of tour show we could've imagined, and we want to say thank you to all of our NYC people for coming out and making it a ridiculously sold-out night. luckily, bowery kept selling tickets way over capacity, so a few more people could catch the show.

School of Seven Bells' 2008 debut, Alpinisms, is being re-released through Vagrant Records/Ghostly International on July 14th.

All tour dates below...

School of Seven Bells - 2009 Tour Dates
Aug 07 - Tokyo, Japan @ Summer Sonic Festival
Aug 08 - Mashima, Japan @ Summer Sonic Festival
Aug 14 - New York, NY @ Seaport Music Festival/Pier 17
Aug 28 - Paris, France @ Rock en Seine Festival
Sep 25 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas
Sep 26 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
Sep 27 - Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
Sep 28 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
Sep 29 - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
Oct 01 - Austin, TX @ Emo's
Oct 02 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
Oct 04 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Oct 05 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
Oct 06 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
Oct 08 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
Oct 09 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
Oct 10 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Oct 13 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Oct 14 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Oct 15 - Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
Oct 16 - Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street Nightclub
Oct 17 - Boston, MA @ Paradise
Oct 23 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall/CMJ Music Marathon

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