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Shins’ ACLTV taping date announced, new album out 3/20 (listen to two new songs now)

by @griffinshot – Tim Griffin

James Mercer w/ Broken Bells at ACL 2010
James Mercer w/ Broken Bells at ACL 2010

Yesterday The Shins‘ appeared on Bonnaroo’s lineup, and today we learned that on 3/18 they will stop by The Moody Theater and tape an episode for ACL TV. It’s of course during SXSW which they’ll already be in town for. UPDATE: And the SXSW show they’re playing is the annual, big free show at Auditorium Shores (on 3/15)

On 3/20 their new album Port of Morrow – available for pre-order now – will be released, with the single “Simple Song” and its b-side “September” already available to stream here.

Bon Iver also just confirmed an Austin City Limits taping.

Complete 2012 Shins dates below..

The Shins’ 2012 Tour:
3/13-18 – Austin, TX – South by Southwest (they tape for ACLTV on 3/18)
3/22 – London, UK – HMV Forum
3/23 – London, UK – HMV Forum
3/25 – Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg
3/26 – Paris, FR – Bataclan
3/28 – Berlin, DE – Huxley’s
3/30 – Stockholm, SE – Berns Salonger
4/13 – Las Vegas, NV – Cosmopolitan
4/14 – Indio, CA – Coachella Music Festival
4/17 – Honolulu, HI – Blaisdell Concert Hall
4/18 – Maui, HI – Castle Theatre
4/21 – Indio, CA – Coachella Music Festival
4/22 – Santa Cruz, CA – Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
4/23 – Davis, CA – Robert Mondavi Center
4/25 – Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
5/25 – Bend, OR – Les Schawb Ampitheatre
5/26-27 – George, WA – Sasquatch! Music Festival
5/28 – Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden Ampitheater
5/29 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Ampitheatre
5/31 – Council Bluffs, IA – Harrahs Council Bluffs
6/4 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
6/5 – Columbus, OH – LC Indoor Pavilion
6/6 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
6/8 – Cleveland, OH – Masonic Auditorium
6/9 – Louisville, KY – Iroquois Ampitheatre

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