Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks Wig Out

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks have set dates for the band’s first North American tour since 2011. That was the last year the indie rockers released an album – and what do you know, the group has a new LP coming out next month.

The follow-up to Mirror Traffic is due out on Matador Jan. 7. Malkmus explains that Wig Out At Jagbags has a wide range of influences, including his old band Pavement.

Wig Out At Jagbags is inspired by Cologne, Germany, Mark Von Schlegell, Rosemarie Trockel, Von Spar and Jan Lankisch, Can and Gas; Stephen-Malkmus-imagined Weezer/Chili Peppers, Sic Alps, UVA in the late 80’s, NYRB, Aroma Charlottenburg, inactivity, Jamming, Indie guys trying to sound Memphis, Flipper, Pete Townshend, Pavement, The Joggers, The NBA and home life in the 2010’s …”

Well, then. Malkmus did not mention who, what, when and where did not influence the album.

The North American leg of the Wig Out At Jagbags Tour launches Feb. 12 in Englewood, Colo. The excursion includes support from Tyvek, Disappears, Endless Boogie, Purling Hiss and Speedy Ortiz.

Here’s the schedule:

Feb. 12 – Englewood, Colo., Gothic Theatre     
Feb. 14 – Columbia, Mo., Mojo’s     
Feb. 15 – St. Louis, Mo., Old Rock House     
Feb. 16 – Omaha, Neb., The Waiting Room     
Feb. 18 – Minneapolis, Minn., Cedar Cultural Center     
Feb. 19 – Madison, Wis., High Noon Saloon     
Feb. 20 – Chicago, Ill., Lincoln Hall     
Feb. 21 – Ferndale, Mich., The Loving Touch     
Feb. 22 – Toronto, Ontario, Lee’s Palace     
Feb. 23 – Montreal, Quebec, Cafe Campus     
Feb. 25 – Boston, Mass., Paradise Rock Club     
Feb. 26 – New York, N.Y., Bowery Ballroom     
Feb. 27 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Music Hall Of Williamsburg     
Feb. 28 – Washington, D.C., Black Cat     
March 1 – Philadelphia, Pa., Theatre Of The Living Arts     
March 3 – Carrboro, N.C., Cat’s Cradle     
March 4 – Atlanta, Ga., Terminal West     
March 5 – Birmingham, Ala., BottleTree     
March 6 – New Orleans, La., Parish At House Of Blues     
March 7 – Houston, Texas, Fitzgerald’s     
March 9 – Dallas, Texas, Granada Theater     
March 15 – Portland, Ore., Star Bar     
March 27 – San Francisco, Calif., Slim’s     
March 28 – Los Angeles, Calif., El Rey Theatre     
March 29 – San Diego, Calif., The Casbah     
March 30 – Pioneertown, Calif., Pappy And Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace     
April 1 – Phoenix, Ariz., The Crescent Ballroom     
April 2 – Las Vegas, Nev., Beauty Bar     
April 3 – Salt Lake City, Utah, Urban Lounge     
April 5 – Missoula, Mont., Top Hat     
April 7 – Calgary, Alberta, Republik Nightclub     
April 8 – Edmonton, Alberta, The Starlite Room     
April 10 – Vancouver, British Columbia, The Rickshaw Theatre     
April 11 – Victoria, British Columbia, Lucky Bar
April 12 – Seattle, Wash., The Neptune

Tickets are available now.

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