Broken Bells, a collaboration between The Shins frontman James Mercer and celebrated producer and multi-instrumentalist Brian “Danger Mouse” Burton, has announced plans for a...

Broken Bells, a collaboration between The Shins frontman James Mercer and celebrated producer and multi-instrumentalist Brian “Danger Mouse” Burton, has announced plans for a full North American tour. Backed by a full touring ensemble, the indie match made in heaven is confirmed for 16 performances from coast to coast.

The spring trek begins May 18 at Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay in San Diego, CA, and continues for three full weeks before concluding on June 11 at the 40 Watt Club in Athens, GA.

The brief jaunt includes performances on May 19 at Henry Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, CA; May 31 at Vic Theatre in Chicago, IL; and June 5 at Irving Plaza in New York, NY. Two Canadian dates are also on the calendar: May 26 at Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC, and June 2 at Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto, ON.

Ticket prices vary depending on the venue, but are mostly set at $35 before applicable fees, though some concert dates have a slightly lower price of admission. The first public onsales begin today, April 2, in Detroit and Atlanta. Most other markets on the tour have onsales opening over the Easter weekend, April 3-4.

Indie pop quartet The Morning Benders is slated to support throughout the spring outing. More tour and ticketing details are available on Broken Bells’ official Web site.

The upcoming spring run is the first full-length tour for Broken Bells, a side project that just surfaced at the end of last year and released its self-titled debut on March 9. The record debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard 200, while its first single “The High Road” landed well within the top 50 on the Rock and Alternative song charts.

One of the Bells’ handful of debut live shows took place on March 17 at this year’s South By Southwest (SXSW) music festival in Austin, TX. During a showcase sponsored by NPR Music, Mercer and Burton recreated the layered sound of their debut album with the help of backing musicians, effectively during the duo into a full seven-piece band.

Broken Bells itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

May 18San Diego, CAHumphrey’s Concerts by the Bay
May 19Los Angeles, CAHenry Fonda Theatre
May 21San Francisco, CARegency Ballroom
May 24Portland, ORWonder Ballroom
May 25Seattle, WAShowbox at the Market
May 26Vancouver, BCCommodore Ballroom
May 29Denver, COGothic Theatre
May 31Chicago, ILVic Theater
June 1Detroit, MISt. Andrews Hall
June 2Toronto, ONQueen Elizabeth Theatre
June 4Boston, MARoyale Night Club
June 5New York, NYIrving Plaza
June 6Philadelphia, PAElectric Factory
June 7Washington, DC9:30 Club
June 10Atlanta, GACenter Stage
June 11Athens, GA40 Watt Club