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 31Atlanta, GAVariety Playhouse
November 1Asheville, NCOrange Peel
November 2Carrboro, NCCat’s Cradle
November 3Baltimore, MDOttobar
November 4Washington, DCBlack Cat
November 5Philadelphia, PAFirst Unitarian Church
November 6Princeton, NJTerrace E Club
November 7Brooklyn, NYMusic Hall of Williamsburg
November 8New York, NYBowery Ballroom
November 10Boston, MAParadise
November 11Montreal, QUETheatre Plaza
November 12Toronto, ONTLee’s Palace
November 13Pontiac, MICrofoot Ballroom
November 14Cleveland Heights, OHGrog Shop
November 15Chicago, ILMetro
November 16Madison, WIHigh Noon Saloon
November 17Minneapolis, MNTriple Rock Social Club
November 20Vancouver, BCRichard’s on Richards
November 21Seattle, WANeumo’s
November 24San Francisco, CAGreat American Music Hall
November 25Los Angeles, CAEl Rey Theatre
November 28San Diego, CACasbah
November 29Phoenix, AZModified Arts
December 1Dallas, TXPalladium Loft
December 2Austin, TXEmo’s
December 3Houston, TXWarehouse Live
December 4Baton Rouge, LASpanish Moon
December 5New Orleans, LAOne Eyed Jacks
December 6Birmingham, ALThe Bottletree

Last Updated on August 13, 2008 by By Allison Reitz