Indie rock outfit Cold War Kids are ready to launch their next jaunt across the U.S. after spending much of August touring Australia and Europe. Following an appearance at the Democratic National Convention on August 27 and a September 20 performance at the Street Scene festival in San Diego, CA, the band will officially begin its North American headlining tour.

The 20-date tour, which includes one Canadian date, begins September 27 in Portland, OR, and wraps with an October 26 performance at the Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans, LA. Concerts at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA, and the Williamsburg Music Hall in Brooklyn, NY, have already sold out.

Cold War Kids will continue their fall trek in the UK and Europe, with dates booked from November 3 in Birmingham, UK, through November 29 in Paris, France. The group is touring in support of their sophomore effort, “Loyalty to Loyalty,” which is due for a September 23 release in the U.S.

The California-based quartet debuted in 2006 with “Robbers & Cowards,” which peaked at No. 4 on Billboard‘s Top Heatseekers chart. In the past, they have toured in support of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Muse.

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Cold War Kids were scheduled to open for The White Stripes’ Icky Thump Tour in fall 2007. However, The White Stripes were forced to cancel the tour due to drummer Meg White’s struggle with acute anxiety, according to a statement from the band.

Cold War Kids itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

September 20 San Diego, CA East Village, Street Scene
September 27 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
September 28 Vancouver, BC Richard’s On Richards Cabaret
September 29 Seattle, WA Showbox At The Market
October 1 Boise, ID Neurolux
October 2 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
October 3 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater
October 10 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Cafe
October 11 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
October 12 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
October 14 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
October 15 New York, NY Webster Hall
October 16 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall Of Williamsburg
October 17 Philadelphia, PA Theatre Of The Living Arts
October 18 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
October 20 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
October 21 Nashville, TN The Mercy Lounge
October 23 Fort Worth, TX Lola’s Fort Worth
October 24 Austin, TX Emo’s
October 25 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
October 26 New Orleans, LA New Orleans City Park, Voodoo Music Experience
November 3 Birmingham, UK Irish Centre
November 4 Glasgow, UK ABC1
November 5 Dublin, IRE The Academy
November 6 Manchester, UK The Ritz
November 7 London, UK The Astoria
November 9 Brussels, BEL Ancienne Belgique
November 10 Amsterdam, NET Paradiso
November 11 Frankfurt, GER Mousonturm
November 12 Hamburg, GER Knust
November 13 Copenhagen, DEN VEGA House Of Music
November 15 Berlin, GER Lido
November 16 Prague, CZE Lucerna Music Bar
November 17 Vienna, AUT Arena
November 18 Munich, GER Atomic Cafe
November 19 Zurich, SWI Abart
November 21 Rome, ITA Circolo Degli Artisti
November 22 Turin, ITA Spazio 211
November 23 Montpellier, FRA Rockstore
November 24 Barcelona, ESP Razzmatazz
November 25 Madrid, ESP Moby Dick’s
November 27 Bordeaux, FRA Le Vigean
November 28 Toulouse, FRA La Phare
November 29 Paris, FRA Le Bataclan