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 12Los Angeles, CAMusic Box @ Fonda
January 17New York, NYUnited Palace Theater
January 18New York, NYWebster Hall
January 19New York, NYBowery Ballroom
March 14Edmonton, ABEdmonton Event Centre
March 15Calgary, ABMacEwan Hall
March 16Missoula, MTWilma Theatre
March 18Salt Lake City, UTIn The Venue
March 19Denver, COOgden Theatre
March 20Aspen, COSpring Jam Core Party
March 22Minneapolis, MNFirst Avenue
March 23Milwaukee, WIRiverside Theatre
March 25Chicago, ILRiviera Theatre
March 27Knoxville, TNTennessee Theatre
March 29Columbus, OHLifestyle Communities Pavilion
March 30Toronto, ONSound Academy
April 1Boston, MAOrpheum Theatre
April 2Philadelphia, PAElectric Factory
April 3Washington, DCDAR Constitution Hall
April 5Nashville, TNRyman Auditorium
April 6Asheville, NCOrange Peel
April 8Atlanta, GAThe Tabernacle
April 9New Orleans, LAHouse of Blues
April 10Austin, TXStubb’s Bar-B-Q
April 11Dallas, TXHouse of Blues
April 13Tempe, AZThe Marquee
April 14Pomona, CAFox Theater
April 19Oakland, CAFox Theater