Best Coast will tour North America in 2012

After 2010’s Crazy for You projected Best Coast‘s fuzzy, dream-addled music into the national conversation, it’s no surprise 2012’s follow-up release, The Only Place, earned itself a more calculated and far-reaching PR push ahead of its May 15th release date. Fans will have plenty of time to get acquainted with a handful of new material, debuted at last week’s SXSW festival, ahead of a run of Spring/Summer tour dates in 2012. Best Coast jump off from Los Angeles 3 days after the album release (enough time to learn all the words, right?), and will sweep North America for a full 3 months before winding down the tour in Chicago.

Best Coast 2012 Tour Dates:

05/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern *
05/19 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre *
05/21 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater *
05/22 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre *
05/23 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom *
05/25 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up *
05/26 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theater *
05/27 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada *
05/29 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown *
05/30 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird *
06/01 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater *
06/02 – Houston, TX @ Free Press Summer Fest
06/03 – Austin, TX @ Chaos in Tejas
06/24 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Orion Music + More
07/09 – Orlando, FL @ The Social ^
07/10 – Miami, FL @ Grand Central ^
07/12 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety ^
07/13 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat’s Cradle ^
07/14 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club ^
07/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer ^
07/17 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 ^
07/18 – Boston, MA @ Royale ^
07/20 – Montreal, Quebec @ Le National ^
07/21 – Toronto, Ontario @ Pheonix ^
07/23 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Theater ^
07/24 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom ^
07/25 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre ^
07/27 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre ^

* = w/ JEFF the Brotherhood
^ = w/ Those Darlins

Best Coast got the jump on the Austin hype wave by debuting “When I Cry” in Denton, TX, during the calm right before the SXSW storm. Watch the live debut below: