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    Fri, 07 May 2010 09:48:28

    Indie Rockers Built to Spill to Embark on Tour This Summer - Will also open for a string of Kings of Leon shows

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    Boise, Idaho indie rock institution Built to Spill, who are still signed to major label Warner Bros. after all these years, have confirmed a string of shows with Kings of Leon which begin in Chula Vista, CA on July 9 and end in Bristow, VT on Aug.7. Additional headline dates will also be announced shortly. Built to Spill are uber indie, which makes their long-ago move to a major label still surprising.

    The tour supports There Is No Enemy, their seventh album, which was recorded in Los Angeles and released last October.

    Vocalist/guitarist Doug Martsch spent three-and-a-half years writing the songs, which he recorded with bassist Brett Nelson, drummer Scott Plouf, guitarist Jim Roth, and guitarist Brett Netson. There Is No Enemy is the band's first album since 2006's You In Reverse.

    Confirmed dates are as follows:

    Fri July 2 Sled Island Fest/Olympic Plaza Calgary, AB – CAN

    The Following dates are supporting Kings Of Leon unless otherwise noted.

    Fri July 9 Cricket Wireless Amphit. Chula Vista, CA
    Sat July 10 Cricket Pavilion Phoenix, AZ
    Sun July 11 Hollywood Bowl Hollywood, CA
    Wed July14 Verizon Wireless Amphit. Irvine, CA
    Thur July 15 Slim’s San Francisco, CA (BTS show)
    Fri July 16 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR (BTS show)
    Sat July 17 The Gorge Amphit. George, WA
    Mon July 19 USANA Amphit. Salt Lake City, UT
    Tue July 20 Comfort Dental Amphit. Denver, CO (BTS show)
    Thur July 22 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
    Fri July 23 Turner Hall Ballroom Milwaukee, WI (BTS show)
    Sat July 24 First Midwest Bank pavilion Tinley Park, IL
    Sun July 25 The Intersection Grand Rapids, MI (BTS show)
    Mon July 26 Blossom Music Center Cuyahoga Falls, OH
    Tue July 27 Chameleon Club Lancaster, PA (BTS show)
    Wed July 28 Fillmore @ Irving Plaza NYC (BTS show)
    Thur July 29 The Crazy Donkey Farmingdale, NY (BTS show)
    Fri July 30 Darien Lake PAC Darien Center, NY
    Sat July 31 DTE Energy Music Theater Clarkston, MI
    Sun Aug 1 Mr. Smalls Milllvale, PA (BTS show)
    Tue Aug 3 The Comcast Theater Hartford, CT
    Wed Aug 4 Welfleet Beachomber Welfleet, MA (BTS show)
    Thur Aug 5 Susquehanna Bank Center Camden, NJ
    Fri Aug 6 The Stone Pony Asbury Park, NJ (BTS show)
    Sat Aug 7 Jiffy Lube Live Bristow, VA
    The following dates are BTS headline shows unless otherwise noted:

    Sun Aug 8 The Orange Peel Ashville, NC
    Mon Aug 9 Buckhead Theater Atlanta, GA
    Tue Aug 10 The Village Little Rock , AR
    Wed Aug 11 Granada Theater Dallas, TX
    Fri Aug 13 The Black Sheep Colorado Springs, CO
    Sat Aug 28 LOUfest / Forest Park St. Louis. MO (festival date)

    Do you think major labels know how to market indie rock like Built to Spill?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    05.07.10




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