Baio on supporting dates in November
#shinsvancontest winners Mertle opening in Niagara Falls
The Shins have announced new tour dates today, extending what is already a huge worldwide tour in support of their fifth studio album, "Heartworms." The additional dates include The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on Sept. 29 with special guests Foxygen and Day Wave; plus Reno's Grand Sierra Resort and Casino on Oct. 7 with special guest Day Wave; and The Anthem in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 2 with special guest Baio.
Tickets for the three shows go on sale at 10 a.m. local time this Friday, July 14.
The Shins perform Tuesday at The Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls.
The band recently announced the winner of a contest to win its first-ever van. After weeks of fierce competition, Michigan-based trio Mertle's cover of "Painting A Hole"
beat out hundreds of submissions to win the grand prize. The Shins have invited Mertle to open for them in Niagara Falls, as well as July 27 in Grand Rapids. Watch Mertle's excitement as James Mercer pays them a surprise visit at their home in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, to personally deliver the newly refurbished 1990 Ford 350 Clubwagon HERE.
Produced by James Mercer, The Shins' fifth album, "Heartworms," was released March 10 to a wave of acclaim. "Heartworms
" is available everywhere now via Aural Apothecary/Columbia Records.