With a new album set for release, indie rock band Spoon is preparing for a spring tour of North America that will kick off...

With a new album set for release, indie rock band Spoon is preparing for a spring tour of North America that will kick off with a hometown show.

The group will be in Austin, TX, on March 17 to perform at this year’s South By Southwest festival (SXSW) before heading off to more than a dozen additional U.S. markets. Tour dates extend through an April 13 gig at Fox Theater in Oakland, CA.

Several two-night stands have been booked for the coast-to-coast outing, which encompasses 21 performances in all. Extended runs are on the calendar for March 22-23 at 9:30 Club in Washington, DC; April 2-3 at First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN; April 5-6 at Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO; and April 9-10 at Moore Theatre in Seattle, WA.

Deerhunter will provide main support for the entire tour. Opening duties go to The Strange Boys for the first half of the tour, ending with a March 30 show at the Royal Oak Music Theatre in Royal Oak, MI. From there, Micachu & The Shapes steps in for all remaining gigs.

The tour supports Spoon’s seventh full-length studio album, “Transference,” to be released on January 19. The record is a follow-up to 2007’s “Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga,” which debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the Top Independent Albums chart.

Spoon itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

March 17Austin, TXStubb’s Bar-B-Q
March 18New Orleans, LARepublic
March 19Birmingham, ALWorkPlay Soundstage
March 20Atlanta, GAThe Tabernacle
March 22 – 23Washington, DC9:30 Club
March 24Richmond, VAThe National
March 26New York, NYRadio City Music Hall
March 27Boston, MAHouse of Blues
March 29Toronto, ONSound Academy
March 30Royal Oak, MIRoyal Oak Music Theatre
April 1Chicago, ILAragon Ballroom
April 2 – 3Minneapolis, MNFirst Avenue
April 5 – 6Denver, COOgden Theatre
April 7Salt Lake City, UTIn the Venue
April 9 – 10Seattle, WAMoore Theatre
April 11Vancouver, BCOrpheum Theatre
April 13Oakland, CAFox Theater