Portugal the Man will tour the United States in 2012.

Portugal. the Man have announced a run of US tour dates in 2012. After 2011’s In The Mountain In The Cloud, their 6th album (and 6th promotional cycle) in 6 years, nobody would have blamed them for taking a break to recoup, but a certain benefactor changed their minds:

“We were planning on taking a short break from the road, but Jägermeister presented an opportunity for us to visit a handful of cities that we have not been to in ages, so we jumped at the chance to play these shows.”

Ahh, liquor: still the best way to get someone to do something they otherwise wouldn’t. Thanks, Jäger, for lubricating the deal – we won’t regret this in the morning.

That said, here’s Portugal. the Man’s 2012 tour dates (find tickets):

04/03 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
04/04 – Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
04/05 – Las Vegas, NV @ Club Veil
04/06 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
04/09 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
04/10 – Gainesville, FL @ Florida Theatre
04/11 – Tampa, FL @ The Ritz
04/12 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater
04/14 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
04/15 – Lexington, KY @ Buster’s Billiards
04/16 – Indianapolis, IN @ Vogue Theatre
04/17 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
04/19 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live
04/20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
04/21 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
04/22 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
04/24 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
04/25 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
04/26 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
04/29 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
04/30 – Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club
05/02 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
05/03 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theatre
05/04 – Pomona, CA @ Fox Theatre
05/05 – San Diego, CA @ 4th & B
05/06 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

Watch the video for “So American,” off 2011’s In The Mountain In The Cloud: