Sleigh Bells seem motivated to fill every vacancy on their 2012 schedule with a relentless run of tour dates. Fresh off a stint with Diplo, the duo locked down supporting dates with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, before filling the dormant month between opening duties with a tour of their own. With an album as good as Reign of Terror, why wouldn’t you snatch up the promotional opportunity to ravage as many cities as possible?

For a lead on what’s in store, we’ll re-appropriate our impressions from the Sleigh Bells show at Noise Pop this year:

Carried by the endless well of energy that fuels Alexis Krauss’ innate rockstardom, Sleigh Bells pump out biting anthems, the kind that beg for a stacked wall of amplifiers (present) to broadcast riffs that crackle in the high frequencies of your eardrums (also present–the riffs, not so much my eardrums anymore). And Krauss is fully attuned to what it takes to be a showstopping frontwoman. She yelps out frenzied lyrics, coyly flaunting her sex appeal and jumping up and down like a madwoman to demonstrate some Sleigh Bells-approved dance moves to the crowd. (It ain’t that hard: arms up, thrash around!)

Sleigh Bells 2012 Tour Dates:

03/26 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix
03/27 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
04/03 – San Diego, CA @ 4th and B
04/04 – Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater
04/05 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
04/07 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
04/08 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at SoDo
04/09 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
04/12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
04/13 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
04/14 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
04/16 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
04/17 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
04/18 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
04/20 – Georgetown, TX @ Corbin J Robertson Center
04/21 – Nasville, TN @ Rites of Spring Music Festival
04/23 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
04/24 – Iowa City, IA @ IMU Main Lounge
04/25 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
04/27 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Center ^
04/28 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Center ^
04/30 – Ottawa, ON @ Scotiabank Place ^
05/02 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre ^
05/04 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center ^
05/05 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center ^
05/07 – Boston, MA @ TD Bank North Garden ^
05/10 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center ^
05/11 – Philadelphia,, PA @ Wells Fargo Center ^

^ = w/ Red Hot Chili Peppers