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 17 Austin, TX Stubb’s Bar-B-Q
March 18 New Orleans, LA Republic
March 19 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay Soundstage
March 20 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
March 22 – 23 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
March 24 Richmond, VA The National
March 26 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
March 27 Boston, MA House of Blues
March 29 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
March 30 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
April 1 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
April 2 – 3 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
April 5 – 6 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
April 7 Salt Lake City, UT In the Venue
April 9 – 10 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre
April 11 Vancouver, BC Orpheum Theatre
April 13 Oakland, CA Fox Theater