The Japanese new wave band Polysics has announced plans for its first North American tour since fall 2007. The punk rock quartet begins its...

The Japanese new wave band Polysics has announced plans for its first North American tour since fall 2007. The punk rock quartet begins its trek October 18 at the Roxy in Los Angeles, CA, and wraps on November 14 at Glasshouse in Pomona, CA.

The 21-date trek will take the band on a coast-to-coast circuit, including an October 22 show at Club Congree in Tuscon, AZ, and an October 31 gig at Mercury Lounge in New York, NY. Polysics will also visit Canada for a three-show run near the end of the tour, with shows on the books for November 4 at Club Lambi in Montreal, QC, November 5 at Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, ON, and November 7 at Call the Office in London, ON.

Polysics is touring in support of the September 30 release “We Ate The Machine,” the group’s eighth full-length studio album. The record is a follow-up to “Karate House,” originally released in Japan in early 2007 and later released in the U.S. in August 2008 by MySpace Records.

The fall 2008 tour is Polysics’ follow-up to last fall’s MySpace Music Tour with indie pop-rock bands Say Anything and Hellogoodbye. The tour served as the synth-based band’s introduction to the MySpace Records label, which they joined earlier in the 2007. As part of the MySpace Records deal, Polysics’ earlier compilation album “Polysics or Die!!!” was re-released exclusively in the United States to mark the band’s 10-year anniversary.

Frontman Hiroyuki Hayashi formed the band as a high school student in 1997. Hayashi was heavily influenced by 1980s new wave music, especially the iconic art rock band Devo, whose influence can be heard in many Polysics songs.

Polysics itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

October 18 Los Angeles, CA Roxy
October 19 San Diego, CA The Casbah
October 21 Tempe, AZ Clubhouse
October 22 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
October 24 Dallas, TX The Prophet Bar
October 25 Austin, TX Emo’s Lounge
October 26 Houston, TX The Meridian
October 28 Atlanta, GA The Earl
October 29 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall – Casbah
October 30 Washington, DC Black Cat
October 31 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
November 1 Danbury, CT Heirloom Arts Theater
November 2 Boston, MA The Middle East
November 4 Montreal, QC Club Lambi
November 5 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern
November 7 London, ON Call The Office
November 8 Detroit, MI The Magic Stick
November 9 Chicago, IL Abbey Pub
November 11 Denver, CO TBD
November 13 San Francisco, CA Bottom Of The Hill
November 14 Pomona, CA Glasshouse