With the release of the band’s much-anticipated sophomore album just around the corner, indie rock group Vampire Weekend has announced its plans for a...

With the release of the band’s much-anticipated sophomore album just around the corner, indie rock group Vampire Weekend has announced its plans for a full North American tour in early spring.

The 24-date venture kicks off March 14 at Edmonton Event Centre in Edmonton, AB, and continues for five weeks before wrapping April 19 at Fox Theater in Oakland, CA. Highlights of the spring routing include performances on March 19 at Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO; March 25 at Riviera Theatre in Chicago, IL; April 1 at Orpheum Theatre in Boston, MA; and April 9 at the House of Blues in New Orleans, LA.

In addition to the tour’s opening night, other Canadian concerts planned for the outing are March 15 at MacEwan Hall in Calgary, AB, and March 30 at Sound Academy in Toronto, ON.

Public ticket sales for the Contra Tour begin January 8 in markets across the U.S. and Canada. Ticket face values range in price from $25 to $28.50, with all three shows north of the border priced at CA $27.50.

Vampire Weekend became one of indie music’s most hyped bands with the release of its self-titled debut in 2008. The record peaked at No. 17 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the UK Indie Chart, and propelled the New York-founded band to a series of sold out performances on both sides of the pond.

The upcoming spring tour supports the quartet’s forthcoming sophomore album, “Contra,” scheduled for release in the U.S. on January 12.

To celebrate the release, Vampire Weekend will perform a special January 12 show at the Music Box in Los Angeles, CA. Then it’s back to New York City for a trio of shows at United Palace Theater (January 17), Webster Hall (January 18) and Bowery Ballroom (January 19).

Vampire Weekend itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

January 12 Los Angeles, CA Music Box @ Fonda
January 17 New York, NY United Palace Theater
January 18 New York, NY Webster Hall
January 19 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
March 14 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Event Centre
March 15 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall
March 16 Missoula, MT Wilma Theatre
March 18 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
March 19 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
March 20 Aspen, CO Spring Jam Core Party
March 22 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
March 23 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theatre
March 25 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
March 27 Knoxville, TN Tennessee Theatre
March 29 Columbus, OH Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
March 30 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
April 1 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre
April 2 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
April 3 Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall
April 5 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
April 6 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
April 8 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
April 9 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
April 10 Austin, TX Stubb’s Bar-B-Q
April 11 Dallas, TX House of Blues
April 13 Tempe, AZ The Marquee
April 14 Pomona, CA Fox Theater
April 19 Oakland, CA Fox Theater