The Shins have announced Splendour In The Grass sideshows in Sydney and Melbourne with tickets going on sale next Monday, 30th April. The band recently played at Coachella and have just released their fourth studio album Port Of Morrow.
The album is the follow-up to their 2007 LP Wincing The Night Away and was recorded in 2011. Lead singer James Mercer wrote all of the songs and played most of the instruments on the album.
Melbourne band Husky will play support at both the Melbourne and Sydney shows.
This tour will mark The Shins’ fifth visit to Australia since 2003.
The Shins Australian tour – July 2012
With special guests Husky
Monday 23 July – Festival Hall – Melbourne
Tickets: Ticketmaster 136 100 and www.ticketmaster.com.au or Festival Hall Box Office
Wednesday 25 July – Hordern Pavilion – Sydney
Tickets: Ticketek 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au
The Shins will also perform at Splendour In The Grass in July; details at http://www.splendourinthegrass.com
Tickets on sale 11.00am AEST Monday, 30th April
Watch: The Shins – Simple Song on the Harald Schmidt Show