Tortoise @ ATP NY in September (more by Zach Dilgard)

Tortoise has announced July and August shows around North America, Europe and Japan. Included in those is yet another NYC visit. Tickets are now on sale for a Tuesday, July 21st show at (Le) Poisson Rouge. Other dates include the previously announced Saturday, May 30th Bell House show with Bird Show, and a headlining spot at the Bang on a Can Marathon on Sunday, May 31st. The Bell House gig is sold out, but the venue writes "limited tickets may be available at the door." The band warms up for those NYC shows with a Friday, May 29th show in Buffalo, NY. All dates below.

Tortoise's new album Beacons of Ancestorship comes out June 23rd on Thrill Jockey Records. "Prepare Your Coffin," from that album, is posted above. A video for the song, plus a 2004 concert and all tour dates, below...

Tortoise - Prepare Your Coffin

Tortoise - Live at Werchter [full set]

Tortoise - 2009 Tour Dates
May 29 Buffalo, NY - Tralf Music Hall
May 30 Brooklyn, NY - The Bell House
May 31 New York, NY - World Financial Center Winter (Bang on a Can Marathon)
Jun 11 Athens, Greece - Synch Festival
Jul 11 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
Jul 13 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
Jul 15 Austin, TX - The Mohawk
Jul 17 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
Jul 19 Washington, DC - Black Cat
Jul 20 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
Jul 21 New York, NY - (Le) Poisson Rouge
Jul 24 Tokyo, Japan - Fuji Rock Festival
Aug 14 St. Malo, France - La Route Du Rock
Aug 22 Hasselt, Belgium - Pukkelpop