Yo Quiero Yo La Tengo Dates

What is Yo La Tengo up to after the band’s annual Hanukkah hometown shows? Oh, not much besides releasing its thirteenth full-length album and booking nearly 20 North American dates for early 2013, on top of a previously announced European tour.

Fade is due out Jan. 15. Fans can pre-order either a deluxe or standard LP or the CD version. The deluxe LP, which is packaged in a numbered edition printed on rainbow foil, comes with a bonus 7” featuring two exclusive covers, as well as a MP3 download with an 11-minute bonus track. 

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Optimus Primavera Sound, Porto, Portugal

The Hanukkah shows take place in Hoboken, N.J., at Maxwells between Dec. 8-15. After that the alternative rock band begins 2013 in Carrboro, N.C., at the Cat’s Cradle Jan. 23. The North American tour includes three dates with Calexico – Jan. 25 in Atlanta, Jan. 29 in Louisville and Jan. 31 in St. Louis.

European dates are booked March 1-23.

Here’s the U.S. schedule:

Jan. 23 – Carrboro, N.C., Cat’s Cradle    
Jan. 24 – Charlottesville, Va., Jefferson Theater    
Jan. 25 – Atlanta, Ga., The Buckhead Theatre    
Jan. 26 – Nashville, Tenn., The Mercy Lounge    
Jan. 27 – Birmingham, Ala., WorkPlay Theatre    
Jan. 29 – Louisville, Ky., W.L. Lyons Brown Theatre    
Jan. 31 – St. Louis, Mo., The Pageant    
Feb. 1 – Chicago, Ill., Vic Theatre    
Feb. 2 – Milwaukee, Wis., Turner Hall Ballroom    
Feb. 4 – Minneapolis, Minn., First Avenue    
Feb. 5 – Madison, Wis., Barrymore Theatre    
Feb. 7 – Cleveland, Ohio, Beachland Ballroom & Tavern    
Feb. 8 – Ann Arbor, Mich., Michigan Theater    
Feb. 9 – Toronto, Ontario, Phoenix Concert Theatre    
Feb. 11 – Montreal, Quebec, Corona Theatre    
Feb. 12 – South Burlington, Vt., Higher Ground    
Feb. 13 – Boston, Mass., Paradise Rock Club    
Feb. 15 – Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club    
Feb. 16 – New York, N.Y., Town Hall

Tickets are on sale now. For more information visit YoLaTengo.com.