After a dozen U.S. dates in the spring and an extensive European tour, the British electropop outfit Hot Chip is kicking off its fall...

After a dozen U.S. dates in the spring and an extensive European tour, the British electropop outfit Hot Chip is kicking off its fall tour itinerary back in North America. The 14-city run begins with a performance at Street Scene in San Diego, CA, and continues through an October 9 gig at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, GA, before heading back to the UK.

Counting Street Scene, the British rockers have three festival performances on the books before returning to their preferred performance atmosphere of the club scene. The remaining festivals dates are the Treasure Island Music Festival on September 20 in San Francisco, CA, and the Austin City Limits Music Festival on September 26 at Zilker Park in Austin, TX.

“We’ve said pretty much all that can be said on a festival stage, and with only a handful more to play, we’re going back to playing club shows,” band members said in a statement on Hot Chip’s official Web site.

The quintet is touring behind its third studio album, “Made in the Dark,” released in early 2008. The record debuted at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Heatseekers chart and No. 109 on the Billboard 200, making it Hot Chip’s first real breakthrough in the U.S. The band’s previous album, 2006’s “The Warning,” only placed on electronic charts in the U.S., peaking at No. 13.

Hot Chip was formed in 2000 and is currently comprised of Alexis Taylor, Joe Goddard, Al Doyle and touring members Owen Clarke and Felix Martin. All five band members are known for their DJing skills and tendency to completely reinvent their songs during live performances.

Hot Chip itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

September 19 San Diego, CA Street Scene
September 20 San Francisco, CA Treasure Island Music Festival
September 21 – 22 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
September 23 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
September 25 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
September 26 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Music Festival
September 28 – 29 Chicago, IL Metro – Smart Bar
September 30 Toronto, ON The Guvernment – Kool Haus
October 1 Montreal, QC Metropolis
October 3 – 4 New York, NY Terminal 5 / Terminal Five
October 5 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero Theatre
October 7 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live!
October 8 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
October 9 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
October 23 Southampton, UK Southampton Guildhall
October 24 Cardiff, UK Cardiff University
October 25 Liverpool, UK Carling Academy
October 26 Leeds, UK Carling Academy
October 28 Sheffield, UK Carling Academy
October 29 Birmingham, UK Carling Academy
October 30 Cambridge, UK Cambridge Corn Exchange
November 1 Manchester, UK Apollo Manchester
November 2 Glasgow, UK Carling Academy
November 3 Leicester, UK Leicester University
November 5 Brighton, UK Brighton Dome
November 6 – 7 London, UK Carling Academy
November 9 Aberdeen, UK The Forum