Although based out of Toronto, The Rural Alberta Advantage has already made headway in the U.S., hitting the clubs in 2009 and performing select dates this year, all in support of its 2009 debut album, Hometowns.

The sold-out show in NYC is at the Mercury Lounge Jan. 12 while the tour actually begins in Cambridge, Mass., at the Middle East Downstairs March 9. The group returns to New York for a gig at the Bowery Ballroom March 10, plays Philadelphia’s First Unitarian Church March 11 then goes back to NYC for a show at the Knitting Factory March 12.

Also on the routing is Washington, D.C. (March 13), Atlanta (March 15), Dallas (March 20), Milwaukee (March 23), Minneapolis (March 25) and Chicago (March 26).

For more information, click here for The Rural Alberta Advantage website.