tune-yards will tour North America in 2012.

Pretty sure Merrill Garbus stylizes her tUnE-yArDs moniker like that to troll adoring music bloggers and their Shift keys, but that won’t stop us from writing about her anyway. We recently reported she’ll play a few shows with St. Vincent – including an appearance at Coachella 2012 – and now we’re delighted to learn she’s announced an extensive North American tour in 2012. And we mean extensive – the dates run through August, dotted with festival appearances aplenty, including Sasquatch and Bonaroo.

tUnE-yArDs 2012 tour dates:

4-12 Santa Cruz, CA – Rio Theatre
4-14 Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
4-15 Santa Barbara, CA – Soho
4-17 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theater *
4-18 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
4-21 Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
4-24 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater *
5-2 São Paulo, Brazil – Beco SP
5-3 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil – Teatro Odisséia
5-5 Toluca de Lerdo, Mexico – Festival 5 Punto 5
5-25-28 George, WA – Sasquatch!
6-1 New York, NY – Terminal 5
6-3 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
6-5 Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater
6-6 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
6-7-9 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
6-10 Cincinnati, OH – Contemporary Arts Center
6-11 Columbus, OH – Wexner Center For the Arts
6-12 Millvale, PA – Mr Small’s
6-13 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
6-14 Northamption, MA – Pearl Street
7-8 Pulborough, England – Nova Festival
7-31 Montreal, Quebec – La Tulipe
8-1 Toronto, Ontario – Phoenix Concert Theatre
8-2 Pontiac, Michigan – Crofoot Ballroom

* with St. Vincent

Watch the video for “Gangsta,” off of w h o k i l l, which won top honors as the Pazz and Jop Critic’s Poll for best album of 2011.