Tokyo Police Club Announce New Album, Tour, Release Digital Single

    Since the release of the album Elephant Shell, and their subsequent tour and Desperate Housewives appearance, the Tokyo Police Club camp has been quiet. This past week, however, saw a veritable barrage of news. Today, the group confirmed a title and release date for their second LP. Optimistically entitled Champ, the Canadian indie rockers will be putting out the record June 8 via mom+pop.


    In addition, the group is streaming a single from the new album, called “Breakneck Speed.” A lot more straight-forward than some of their more frenetic early material, “Breakneck Speed” is well-crafted and propulsive, with one foot in the camp of joyous energy and and the other in melancholic melody. Check out the track here.


    Additionally, the group will be setting out on tour in the beginning of April, beginning with some Canadian dates, then jumping the Atlantic to tour Europe, and then coming back to North America to open for Passion Pit and play Bonnaroo. Check out the full list of dates below.


    April 6, 2010   Starlight – Waterloo, ON
    Apr 7, 2010    Isaacs Bar and Grill – St. Catharines, ON
    Apr 8, 2010     Rokbar – Hamilton, ON
    Apr 9, 2010     The Red Dog – Peterborough, ON
    Apr 17, 2010    Coachella Music Festival 2010 – Indio, CA
    Apr 27, 2010    Mr. Small’s Theater – Millvale, PA
    May 29, 2010    Immergut Festival – Neustrelitz, Germany
    May 30, 2010    Uebel und Gefaehrlich – Hamburg, Germany
    May 31, 2010    Lido – Berlin, Germany
    Jun 1, 2010    Luxor – Koln, Germany
    Jun 2, 2010     59:1 – Munich, Germany
    Jun 4, 2010     Paradiso – Amsterdam, Holland
    Jun 5, 2010     Botanique/Witloof Bar – Brussels, Belgium
    Jun 7, 2010     The Ruby Lounge – Manchester, UK
    Jun 8, 2010     Scala – London, UK
    Jun 9, 2010     The Tabernacle (with Passion Pit) – Atlanta, GA
    Jun 11, 2010    Bonnaroo – Manchester, TN
    Jun 12, 2010    Club at Firestone (with Passion Pit) – Orlando, FL
    Jun 13, 2010    The FIllmore (with Passion Pit) – Miami Beach, FL
    Jun 14, 2010    The Ritz Ybor (with Passion Pit) – Tampa, FL
    Jun 16, 2010    House of Blues (with Passion Pit) – New Orleans, LA
    Jun 17, 2010    Warehouse Live (with Passion Pit) – Houston, TX
    Jun 18, 2010    Stubb’s (with Passion Pit) – Austin, TX
    Jun 19, 2010    Stubb’s (with Passion Pit) – Austin, TX
    Jun 21, 2010    Palladium Ballroom (with Passion Pit) – Dallas, TX
    Jun 23, 2010    The Pageant (with Passion Pit) – St. Louis, MO
    Jun 25, 2010    Royal Oak Music Theater (with Passion PIt) – Royal Oak, MI
    Jun 27, 2010    Mann Center (with Passion Pit) – Philadelphia, PA
    Jun 29, 2010    Prospect Park Bandshell (with Passion Pit) – Brooklyn, NY
    Jun 30, 2010    Governor’s Island (with Passion Pit) – New York, NY