Indie rockers the Black Lips have a busy touring season ahead as they prepare for a nearly 40-show U.S. stint. The coast-to-coast trek begins...

Indie rockers the Black Lips have a busy touring season ahead as they prepare for a nearly 40-show U.S. stint. The coast-to-coast trek begins February 26 at Bottletree in Birmingham, AL, and concludes May 2 at Glass House in Pomona, CA.

Featured gig stops for the trek include a February 27 show at Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, GA, a March 9 concert at Bowery Ballroom in New York, NY, a March 21 appearance at South By Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, TX, a March 30 performance at The Social in Orlando, FL, and an April 30 set at Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, CA.

The Black Lips will be touring behind their fifth studio album “200 Million Thousand,” which is scheduled for a February 24 release on Vice Records. The disc is a follow-up to 2007’s critically acclaimed “Good Bad Not Evil,” which earned the band it’s first spot on the Billboard charts, hitting No. 18 on Top Heatseekers.

“On [‘Good Bad Not Evil’] we were really inspired by ourselves, especially our first two albums,” said vocalist and guitarist Cole Alexander on the band’s Web site. “I think our work really transcends all genres and continues to influences us all on a daily basis.”

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Black Lips itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

February 26Birmingham, ALBottletree
February 27Atlanta, GAVariety Playhouse
March 4Carrboro, NCCat’s Cradle
March 5Washington, DCBlack Cat
March 6Philadelphia, PAJohnny Brenda’s
March 7Cambridge, MAMiddle East
March 9New York, NYBowery Ballroom
March 10Brooklyn, NYMusic Hall Of Williamsburg
March 12Cleveland, OHBeachland Ballroom & Tavern
March 13Detroit, MIMagic Stick
March 14Chicago, ILLogan Square Auditorium
March 15Milwaukee, WITurner Hall Ballroom
March 16Saint Paul, MNTurf Club
March 17Omaha, NEThe Waiting Room
March 18Lawrence, KSThe Bottleneck
March 21Austin, TXSXSW
March 23New Orleans, LAOne Eyed Jacks
March 25Tallahassee, FLClub Downunder
March 26Tampa, FLOrpheum
March 27Miami, FLChurchill’s Pub
March 28Gainesville, FLCommon Grounds
March 29Jacksonville, FLJack Rabbits
March 30Orlando, FLThe Social
April 15Costa Mesa, CADetroit Bar
April 16San Diego, CAThe Casbah
April 17Tempe, AZThe Clubhouse Music Venue
April 18Tucson, AZPlush
April 20Colorado Springs, COBlack Sheep
April 21Denver, COBluebird Theater
April 22Salt Lake City, UTUrban Lounge
April 23Boise, IDNeurolux
April 24Portland, ORBerbati’s Pan
April 25Seattle, WANeumo’s
April 27Eugene, ORWOW Hall
April 28Sacramento, CABlue Lamp
April 29Santa Cruz, CABlue Lagoon
April 30San Francisco, CAGreat American Music Hall
May 1Los Angeles, CAEl Rey Theatre
May 2Pomona, CAGlass House