Shortly thereafter, the band made their first U.S. appearance touring with Aussie sensations The Vines and fellow Brits Coldplay.

Now, with their latest release, Welcome to the North, the boys have announced a new round of tour dates that will have them traveling worldwide well into March.

The school chums comprising The Music – vocalist Rob Harvey; guitarist Adam Nutter; bass player Stuart Coleman; and drummer Phil Jordan – are playing a handful of dates before they head to Japan.

The foursome will do a week’s worth of shows in Japan before they travel to Australia to perform all six dates on .

Those shows will span from January 21 – February 6 and will include the likes of The Streets, System of a Down, Le Tigre, Hatebreed, Kid 606, The Hives, and many others.

From there, The Music jump to yet another continent and make their 2005 U.S. debut at New York’s Irving Plaza on February 17.

That same gig also marks the date that fellow U.K. indie outfit Kasabian joins the party. They are scheduled to appear with The Music on the remainder of the tour, which has dates scheduled into mid-late March.