Hot on the heels of a 19-date world tour, indie rock band The Faint is set to begin a second North American leg this...

Hot on the heels of a 19-date world tour, indie rock band The Faint is set to begin a second North American leg this fall. The 23-date jaunt kicks off October 19 at the Blue Note in Columbia, MO, and concludes November 14 at First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN.

Stops along the way include an October 31 gig at Sunshine Theatre in Albuquerque, NM, and a November 5 performance at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA. The successful first leg of The Faint’s 2008 North American tour ran from late July through the end of August. Limited presales for the upcoming tour began September 10.

The Faint is touring in support of its fifth full-length studio album, “Fasciinatiion,” released August 5. The record, which peaked at No. 46 on Billboard‘s Top 200, was four years in the making for the band, following 2004’s “Wet From Birth.”

The retro-futurist quintet from Omaha, NE, got its start in the mid-1990s under the name Norman Bailer with the now-well known Conor Oberst on guitar. However, Oberst quickly departed, after which point the band transformed itself from a light rock outfit to a synthesized indie juggernaut.

“From our point of view, synthesizers seemed to have a limitless and almost magical quality to them; magical in the sense that you could create a keyboard sound out of almost nothing, and have it perfectly fit your musical disposition,” lead singer Todd Fink commented on the band’s Web site.

The Faint itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

October 19Columbia, MOBlue Note
October 20Nashville, TNCannery Ballroom
October 21Athens, GA40 Watt Club
October 22Orlando, FLClub Firestone
October 23Jacksonville, FLFreebird Live
October 24St. Petersburg, FLJannus Landing
October 25Fort Lauderdale, FLCulture Club
October 27New Orleans, LAThe Republic
October 28Memphis, TNNew Daisy
October 29Oklahoma City, OKDiamond Ballroom
October 30Boulder, COBoulder Theatre
October 31Albuquerque, NMSunshine Theatre
November 1Tempe, AZMarquee Theatre
November 2Las Vegas, NVHouse of Blues
November 3Anaheim, CAThe Grove
November 5Los Angeles, CAThe Wiltern
November 6San Diego, CA4th & B
November 7Sacramento, CASacramento State University
November 8San Francisco, CAThe Warfield
November 9Portland, ORRoseland Theater
November 11Seattle, WAThe Showbox at the Market
November 12Missoula, MTThe Other Side
November 14Minneapolis, MNFirst Avenue

Last Updated on September 17, 2008 by By Allison Reitz