The Shins announce select US dates & new lineup

Music News | Aug 3rd, 2011

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The Shins have added a handful of intimate club appearances to an itinerary featuring previously announced festival headline slots at Outside Lands in San Francisco and Philadelphia’s Popped!

The shows, The Shins’ first full band outing since May 2009, begin August 8 at W.O.W. Hall in Eugene, OR and include stops in Portland, Toronto, Boston and more, concluding with an October 15 appearance at the DeLuna Festival in Pensacola, FL.

For this tour James Mercer will lead a Shins lineup consisting of Yuuki Matthews (bass), Jessica Dobson (guitar), Richard Swift (keyboards) and Joe Plummer (drums). The setlist will likely feature material from the long awaited fourth Shins album, which Mercer will complete following the tour. Due out next year on Aural Apothecary/Columbia, the new album will be the band’s first since 2007’s Grammy-nominated gold-certified Wincing The Night Away.

For further information, see the itinerary below or go to

Tour dates

08/08/11 – Eugene, OR – W.O.W. Hall
08/09/11 – Bend, OR – The Domino Room
08/10/11 – Portland – The Doug Fir Lounge
08/12/11 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Festival
09/22/11 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
09/23/11 – Philadelphia, PA – Popped! Festival
09/24/11 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
10/15/11 – Pensacola, FL – DeLuna Festival


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