Grizzly Bear Books Fall World Tour

This week Grizzly Bear announced a release date for its fourth studio album and a 34-date world tour that begins in September.

Frontman Edward Droste promises that a title and art are coming soon for the Warp Records album due out on CD and vinyl Sept. 17 and digitally Sept. 18. Meanwhile, fans can pre-order the indie rock band’s new release starting today. The first track, “Sleeping Ute,” is available to purchase now. When you pre-order the album you’ll see the release is labeled  “Warp229.” Grizzly Bear explains on Twitter that “it’s just our record label’s catalogue number – a placeholder until the title is announced.”

The world tour kicks off with more than three weeks of U.S. and Canadian dates, scheduled Sept. 16 in Knoxville, Tenn., through Oct. 10 in Los Angeles. Next the band heads across the pond for a European leg Oct. 17 through Nov. 5, followed by two shows in New Zealand Nov. 20-21.

A presale for select dates begins June 7. Tickets go on sale to the general public June 8.

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The North American routing is listed below:

Sept. 16 – Knoxville, Tenn., Tennessee Theatre    
Sept. 17 – Atlanta, Ga., The Tabernacle    
Sept. 18 – Nashville, Tenn., Ryman Auditorium    
Sept. 20 – Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club    
Sept. 21 – Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club    
Sept. 22 – Boston, Mass., Orpheum Theatre    
Sept. 23 – Montreal, Quebec, Olympia de Montreal    
Sept. 24 – New York, N.Y., Radio City Music Hall    
Sept. 26 – Toronto, Ontario, Massey Hall    
Sept. 28 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Midpoint Music Festival
Sept. 29 – Champaign, Ill.,
Pygmalion Music Festival
Sept. 30 – Chicago, Ill., Riviera Theatre    
Oct. 1 – Minneapolis, Minn., First Avenue    
Oct. 4 – Portland, Ore., Keller Auditorium    
Oct. 5 – Seattle, Wash., Paramount Theatre    
Oct. 6 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Commodore Ballroom    
Oct. 9 – Oakland, Calif., Fox Theater    
Oct. 10 – Los Angeles, Calif., Greek Theatre