Acclaimed indie rock sextet Blitzen Trapper is currently entrenched in the European tour circuit, but the Oregon-based bunch will return to the U.S. for...

Acclaimed indie rock sextet Blitzen Trapper is currently entrenched in the European tour circuit, but the Oregon-based bunch will return to the U.S. for more than 20 performances this fall.

The four-week jaunt launches September 25 at McDonald Theatre in Eugene, OR, and comes to a close back in the Northwest on October 25 at Neumos in Seattle, WA. The folk-rockers also have shows lined up for September 28 at El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, CA; Oc tober 11 at The Bowery Ballroom in New York, NY; and October 23-24 at Doug Fir Lounge in their hometown of Portland, OR.

15 for $15 with Napster!In addition to all the traditional concert dates, Blitzen Trapper is also scheduled for a major U.S. festival appearance near the start of its tour. On October 2, the group will play an early afternoon set on the Dell Stage at Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, TX.

Most concerts on the calendar will open with supporting sets from Baltimore-based indie duo Wye Oak. A few other dates include additional acts on the bill, include The Walkmen (October 1), Leo Dejesus (October 4), and Norfolk & Western and Mirah (October 21). Tickets are already available for about a dozen dates of the tour, with more ticketing and lineup details available on the official Blitzen Trapper Web site.

Blitzen Trapper’s last studio album, “Furr,” hit the market in September 2008 and earned high marks from critics. Though it only hit No. 189 on the Billboard 200, the record found itself on several top album tallies for the year, including a No. 13 slot on Rolling Stone‘s list.

While a new studio album is still a way off, the folksters are awaiting the August 25 release of a seven-song EP. The title track on “Black River Killer” is a recycled gem from “Furr,” but the remaining tracks are rare recordings that had previously only been sold at live performances.

The band completed another U.S. tour leg earlier this summer. That outing was set at approximately 15 dates and ran from early July through the start of August.

Blitzen Trapper itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

September 25Eugene, ORMcDonald Theatre
September 27San Francisco, CAThe Independent
September 28Los Angeles, CAEl Rey Theatre
September 29Pomona, CAGlass House
October 2Austin, TXAustin City Limits Music Festival
October 5Tallahassee, FLClub Downunder
October 6Orlando, FLThe Social
October 8Atlanta, GAThe Earl
October 9Carrboro, NCCat’s Cradle
October 10Baltimore, MDOttobar
October 11New York, NYBowery Ballroom
October 13Columbus, OHSkully’s Music Diner
October 14Newport, KYSouthgate House
October 15Bloomington, INBluebird Nightclub
October 16Urbana, ILCanopy Club
October 17Omaha, NEThe Waiting Room
October 18Lawrence, KSJackpot Music Hall
October 20Boulder, COFox Theatre
October 21Salt Lake City, UTIn The Venue
October 23 – 24Portland, ORDoug Fir Lounge
October 25Seattle, WANeumos