The new tour launches May 8 in Boston and wraps with a slot at Seattle’s Sasquatch Festival on the 24th, having hit clubs throughout the U.S. – and one in Toronto – along the way.

Although they’ve been on the top of the U.K.’s “must buy” list since late 2001, The Coral are only now catching on with audiences on the other side of the pond.

Formed in 1996 by a group of teenagers from Liverpool, The Coral knocked around local haunts for several years, gave college a try, and eventually decided music was the career path they’d like to take. Fast forward a couple of years and you have a band whose members are still shiny-faced youths (their ages range from around 19 to 22, give or take) but who also has managed to land a Mercury Music Prize nomination for their hit self-titled debut album. Not too shabby.

With the six members playing everything from standard guitars and bass to organ, trumpet and sax, The Coral manage to encompass an array of genres, from indie pop to folk, jazz, experimental and good old fashioned rock. It’s that diversity that has helped the band distinguish themselves from the deluge of new groups.

The Coral recorded a new album back in December. Expect to see it in stores sometime this summer. The first single, “Don’t Think You’re The First,” has already hit airwaves.