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 26 Birmingham, AL Bottletree
February 27 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
March 4 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
March 5 Washington, DC Black Cat
March 6 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s
March 7 Cambridge, MA Middle East
March 9 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
March 10 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall Of Williamsburg
March 12 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
March 13 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
March 14 Chicago, IL Logan Square Auditorium
March 15 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom
March 16 Saint Paul, MN Turf Club
March 17 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
March 18 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck
March 21 Austin, TX SXSW
March 23 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
March 25 Tallahassee, FL Club Downunder
March 26 Tampa, FL Orpheum
March 27 Miami, FL Churchill’s Pub
March 28 Gainesville, FL Common Grounds
March 29 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
March 30 Orlando, FL The Social
April 15 Costa Mesa, CA Detroit Bar
April 16 San Diego, CA The Casbah
April 17 Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse Music Venue
April 18 Tucson, AZ Plush
April 20 Colorado Springs, CO Black Sheep
April 21 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
April 22 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
April 23 Boise, ID Neurolux
April 24 Portland, OR Berbati’s Pan
April 25 Seattle, WA Neumo’s
April 27 Eugene, OR WOW Hall
April 28 Sacramento, CA Blue Lamp
April 29 Santa Cruz, CA Blue Lagoon
April 30 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
May 1 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
May 2 Pomona, CA Glass House