Okkervil River Announce Tour With Titus Andronicus

    In preparation for the release of their seventh album, Austin-based indie stalwarts Okkervil River are hitting the road with Titus Andronicus to provide audiences with the maximum amount of beards and literary songs about drinking. Titus Andronicus will start things off with a few weeks with the Pogues and then some time on their own and with Bright Eyes before meeting up with Will Sheff and his crew in May. They’ll be touring throughout the spring, and will also be joined by Future Islands, Julianna Barwick and NewVillager at various points along the way. At the rate of touring they’re doing, I have no idea how Titus Andronicus ever plan to record a new album.

    Titus Andronicus:
    03.03 Chicago, IL: Congress Theatre *
    03.04 Royal Oak, MI: Royal Oak Theatre *
    03.07 Baltimore, MD: Rams Head Live *
    03.08 Washington, DC: 9:30 Club *
    03.09 Washington, DC: 9:30 Club *
    03.11 Boston, MA: House of Blues *
    03.12 Boston, MA: House of Blues *
    03.15 New York, NY: Terminal 5 *
    03.17 New York, NY: Terminal 5 *
    03.18 Waltham, MA: Brandeis University
    03.29 Portland, ME: Space Gallery
    03.30 Burlington, VT: Club Metronome
    03.31 Montreal, Quebec: Il Motore
    04.01 Toronto, Ontario: The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
    04.02 Gambier, OH: Kenyon College, Horn Gallery
    04.03 Milwaukee, WI: Riverside Theatre %
    04.04 Minneapolis, MN: First Avenue %
    04.05 Minneapolis, MN: First Avenue %
    04.08 Vancouver, British Columbia: Commodore Ballroom %
    04.09 Portland, OR: Crystal Ballroom %
    04.10 Seattle, WA: Vera Project
    04.12 Reno, NV: Holland Show Space at Rainshadow
    04.13 Oakland, CA: The New Parish
    04.14 Santa Cruz, CA: Crepe Place
    04.15 Indio, CA: Coachella
    04.18 Phoenix, AZ: Rhythm Room
    04.19 Santa Fe, NM: Corazon
    04.20 Dallas, TX: Club Dada
    04.21 Austin, TX: Emo’s
    04.22 New Orleans, LA: Circle Bar
    04.24 Atlanta, GA: The Earl
    04.26 Norfolk, VA: Jewish Mother
    04.27 Washington, DC: Black Cat
    04.28 Philadelphia, PA: First Unitarian Church
    04.29 Hoboken, NJ: Maxwell’s
    04.30 Brooklyn, NY: Music Hall of Williamsburg

    * with the Pogues
    % with Bright Eyes

     

    Okkervil River:
    03.16 Austin, TX: Red 7 (Jagjaguwar SXSW Showcase)

    03.18 Austin, TX: Antone’s (Billions SXSW Showcase)

    03.18 Austin, TX: Flamingo Cantina (SXSW Under the Radar)

    03.19 Austin, TX: Lustre Pearl (SXSW Filter/Dickies)

    04.30 Dallas, TX: Gexa Energy Pavilion *

    * with Arcade Fire

    Okkervil River and Titus Andronicus:

    05.31 Atlanta, GA: Variety Playhouse *

    06.01 Carrboro, NC: Cat’s Cradle *

    06.02 Washington, DC: 9:30 Club *

    06.03 Philadelphia, PA: Trocadero Theatre *

    06.04 New Haven, CT: Toad’s Place *

    06.07 New York, NY: Terminal 5 *

    06.08 Boston, MA: Royale *

    06.09 Buffalo, NY: Town Ballroom *

    06.10 Toronto, Ontario: Phoenix Concert Theatre *

    06.11 Columbus, OH: Newport Music Hall *

    06.12 Minneapolis, MN: First Avenue *

    06.14 Omaha, NE: Slowdown

    06.15 Denver, CO: The Bluebird Theater

    06.16 Salt Lake City, UT: Urban Lounge

    06.17 Boise, ID: Egyptian Theatre

    06.18 Seattle, WA: Neptune Theatre

    06.20 Vancouver, British Columbia: The Vogue Theatre %

    06.21 Portland, OR: Crystal Ballroom %

    06.22 San Francisco, CA: The Fox Theater %

    06.23 Los Angeles, CA: The Wiltern #

    06.24 San Diego, CA: The Belly Up Tavern #

    06.25 Tucson, AZ: Rialto Theatre #

    06.28 Lubbock, TX: Jake’s #

    * with Future Islands
    % with Julianna Barwick
    # with NewVillager

    Okkervil River’s I Am Very Far is due out May 10 on Jagjaguwar. Titus Andronicus’s The Monitor has been out for nearly a year, but we liked it enough to call it the ninth best of 2010.

    [Pitchfork]