The New Pornographers/Okkervil River Co-Headline April Tour

The New Pornographers and Okkervil River have plans for a short co-headlining tour in April, with both acts continuing to support recent albums.

The twin billing will kick off April 9 in Toronto, with 13 shows packed into just under two weeks. Before hitting the road with The New Pornographers, Okkervil River will undertake an overseas run that incorporates dates in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Released in August, "Challengers" is The New Pornographers' fourth studio album, and follows the band's 2005 breakthrough set, "Twin Cinema." A deluxe edition of the album--"Challengers: The Executive Edition"--adds three bonus discs. The first contains B-sides, demos and alternate takes, the second bonus disc adds unreleased live material, and the third contains "Challengers" music videos and photos. Okkervil River from good ol' Austin is touring behind its fourth studio album, last August's "The Stage Names." The disc was recorded in Austin, TX, with production by Brian Beattie and mixing by Spoon's Jim Eno. Sadly no Austin dates...
***Update***Okkervil River playing with Roky Erickson on 3/12 @ Austin Music Hall

Okkervil River
April 5 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
April 6 - Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone Cafe
April 7 - Bloomington, IN - Buskirk-Chumley Theater

The New Pornographers and Okkervil River
April 9 - Toronto, Ontario - Phoenix Concert Theatre
April 10 - Pontiac, MI - Crofoot Ballroom
April 11 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
April 12 - Munhall, PA - Carnegie Music Hall
April 13 - Ithaca, NY - The State Theatre of Ithaca
April 14 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
April 16 - Richmond, VA - Toad's Place
April 17 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre
April 18 - Nashville, TN - The Cannery
April 19 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
April 20 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
April 21 - Madison, WI - Orpheum Theatre
April 22 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom

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