After a lapse of nearly three years between records, Built to Spill will be back this fall with new music and a tour to...

After a lapse of nearly three years between records, Built to Spill will be back this fall with new music and a tour to match. The Idaho-based indie band has lined up nearly 50 concerts to take them through the end of summer and into late 2009.

The band’s recently announced schedule picks up with an August 20 supporting stint for the Flaming Lips at McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater in Troutdale, OR. Additional late summer and fall tour legs follow through a November 21 performance at the Knitting Factory in Spokane, WA.

The latter part of Built to Spill’s itinerary is filled with numerous multi-night performances, mostly on the East Coast. Those extended engagements are set for October 6-7 at Lee’s Palace in Toronto, On; October 9-11 at Middle East in Cambridge, MA; October 12-13 at Webster Hall in New York, NY; October 14-15 at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY; and November 19-20 at Showbox at The Market in Seattle, WA.

Built to Spill is currently awaiting the release of its seventh studio album, “There Is No Enemy.” The record is due in stores in October, more than three years after the group’s previous release “You In Reverse.”

In a recent interview with Pitchfork Media, frontman Doug Martsch said the gap between albums didn’t necessarily concern him. “We’re not in any hurry to put anything out,” he commented. “There are plenty of Built to Spill records — no one is in a hurry to hear something new.”

Breaks between records are nothing new for Built to Spill. The band had a span of nearly five years between its 2001 release “Ancient Melodies of the Future” and April 2006’s “You In Reverse.”

Despite the lapse between studio albums, Martsch noted that the upcoming release will sound reminiscent of its predecessor. He explained, “On the last record, a lot of the material was built on jamming. But, for this one, I wrote most of the songs and brought them to the band. Still, we’re trying to make it sound like a continuation of what the last record was, as far as sounding like a live band with little sounds coming in and out.”

Built to Spill itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

August 20Troutdale, ORMcMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater *
August 22Santa Barbara, CAVelvet Jones
August 23Silver Lake, CASunset Junction Street Fair
August 24San Diego, CAThe Casbah
August 25Santa Ana, CAGalaxy Concert Theatre
August 26Solana Beach, CABelly Up Tavern
August 28San Francisco, CAOutside Lands Music & Arts Festival
August 29Arcata, CAHumboldt St. University
September 19Murray, UT Murray Theater
September 20Denver, COBluebird Theater
September 21Boulder, COFox Theatre
September 23Omaha, NESlowdown
September 24Minneapolis, MNFirst Avenue
September 25Madison, WIBarrymore Theatre
September 26Chicago, ILVic Theatre
September 27Milwaukee, WITurner Hall Ballroom
September 28Bloomington, INBluebird Nightclub
September 29St. Louis, MOThe Pageant
October 1Columbus, OHNewport Music Hall
October 2Newport, KYSouthgate House
October 3Royal Oak, MIRoyal Oak Music Theatre
October 4Cleveland Heights, OHGrog Shop
October 6 – 7Toronto, ONLee’s Palace
October 8Ithaca, NYState Theatre
October 9 – 11Cambridge, MAMiddle East Restaurant & Nightclub
October 12 – 13New York, NYWebster Hall
October 14 – 15Brooklyn, NYMusic Hall of Williamsburg
October 16Philadelphia, PATrocadero Theatre
October 17Washington, DC9:30 Club
October 18Carrboro, NCCat’s Cradle
October 20Athens, GA40 Watt Club
October 21Memphis, TNMinglewood Hall
October 22Dallas, TXGranada Theater
October 23Houston, TXWarehouse Live
October 24Austin, TXWaller Creek Amphitheater
October 25Oklahoma City, OKDiamond Ballroom
October 27Albuquerque, NMSunshine Theatre
October 28Tucson, AZDry River
November 15Eugene, ORWOW Hall
November 17Bellingham, WAThe Nightlight
November 18Vancouver, BCCommodore Ballroom
November 19 – 20Seattle, WAShowbox at The Market
November 21Spokane, WAKnitting Factory

* with the Flaming Lips