The self-described “ambient-punk” band Deerhunter will launch a 29-date headlining tour on October 31, three days after their third studio LP “Microcastle” hits store...

The self-described “ambient-punk” band Deerhunter will launch a 29-date headlining tour on October 31, three days after their third studio LP “Microcastle” hits store shelves. The tour opens at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, GA, and is scheduled for a December 6 finale at The Bottletree in Birmingham, AL.

The 12-track “Microcastle” was leaked on the Internet on May 31, and released on iTunes on August 5. In addition to the band’s other LPs, Deerhunter has produced four EPs and appeared on four compilations.

The Atlanta-based band formed in 2001, though they did not release a record until 2005. Over the years, the band’s line-up has changed due to the death of a bandmate and internal strife. Bradford Cox, Moses Archuleta, Josh Fauver, Lockett Pundt and Whitney Petty currently comprise the group.

From August 5 through September 6, the quintet is supporting industrial rock group Nine Inch Nails on tour. Deerhunter was one of three groups selected by Trent Reznor to open for NIN over the course of the six-week Lights In The Sky Tour. “The Nine Inch Nails shows are a blast,” frontman Bradford Cox noted on Deerhunter’s blog. “It’s a really intense thing to experience. I am really honored for Deerhunter to have been asked along.”

In the past, Deerhunter has opened for bands such as The Fiery Furnaces, TV on the Radio and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Deerhunter itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

October 31 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
November 1 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
November 2 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
November 3 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
November 4 Washington, DC Black Cat
November 5 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church
November 6 Princeton, NJ Terrace E Club
November 7 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
November 8 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
November 10 Boston, MA Paradise
November 11 Montreal, QUE Theatre Plaza
November 12 Toronto, ONT Lee’s Palace
November 13 Pontiac, MI Crofoot Ballroom
November 14 Cleveland Heights, OH Grog Shop
November 15 Chicago, IL Metro
November 16 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
November 17 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
November 20 Vancouver, BC Richard’s on Richards
November 21 Seattle, WA Neumo’s
November 24 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
November 25 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
November 28 San Diego, CA Casbah
November 29 Phoenix, AZ Modified Arts
December 1 Dallas, TX Palladium Loft
December 2 Austin, TX Emo’s
December 3 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
December 4 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon
December 5 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
December 6 Birmingham, AL The Bottletree