SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

Warner Bros. Records

August 30, 2010 09:58 ET

Built To Spill Confirm Headlining Tour

"Hindsight" Video, Directed by Bob Odenkirk, to Premiere on Pitchfork.com on September 1

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - August 30, 2010) - Built to Spill, fresh off a tour with Kings Of Leon, have confirmed their own headlining tour in support of the current Warner Bros. Records album THERE IS NO ENEMY. Dates kick off this week in Omaha and conclude November 20th in Seattle. All dates are listed below.

Vocalist/guitarist Doug Martsch spent three and a half years writing the songs, which he recorded with bassist Brett Nelson, drummer Scott Plouf, and guitarists Jim Roth and Brett Netson. There Is No Enemy is the band's first album since 2006's You In Reverse. Previous studio albums include 2001's Ancient Melodies of the Future, 1999's Keep It Like A Secret, and their major-label debut, 1997's Perfect From Now On. In 2010 Built to Spill still remain an influential force in compositionally intelligent, lyrically thoughtful, melodic, guitar-centric rock music:

"Built To Spill CEO Dough Martsch is alt-rock's Thomas Pynchon, holed up in a remote studio and issuing immaculate artworks when he damn well pleases. Their components are all about simple, melodic beauty, writ large -- prog rock for pop purists." -- Rolling Stone

"Boise's answer to Crazy Horse... they still flourish."  -- Spin

"Built To Spill has been leading the resurgence of indie-guitar rock virtuoso for 20 years now. Doug Martsch conducts an orchestra of feedback like a lightning god bringing the storm. As ever, Martsch proves capable of anthropomorphizing a bent string and imbuing it with more emotion than many bands' vocals and lyrics." -- Alternative Press

"Subtly excellent an obviously influential. If you're not excited about Built To spill in 2009, you're living in the past." -- Magnet Magazine

"In addition to touring, the band recently filmed a video for the track "Hindsight" from THERE IS NO ENEMY in Los Angeles and directed by BTS friend and fan Bob Odenkirk, co-creator and co-star of HBO's Mr. Show and currently starring in AMC's Breaking Bad. Of everything he has directed, scenes for Mr. Show, pilots, feature films, shorts for the inter-web, Odenkirk is particularly proud of the "Hindsight" shortie because he loves the song so much AND he believes it is incontrovertible proof that time travel is possible with the right mix of music, emotion, and cleverly named gadgets. 

The "Hindsight" video clip will make its World Premiere on Pitchfork.com on Wed, Sep 1st, beginning at midnight CT exclusively for 24 hours. Log on and link to www.pitchfork.com to view.

Confirmed tour dates are as follows:     
Fri Aug 27   Toyota Antics Omaha Block Party   Omaha, NE
Sat Aug 28   Forest Park - Outdoor Stage   St. Louis, MO
Sun Aug 29   Headliners   Louisville, KY
Mon Aug 30   Musica   Akron, OH
Tues Aug 31   123 Pleasant Street   Morgantown, WV
Wed Sept 1   Bottle & Cork   Dewey Beach, DE
Thur Sept 2   The Temptress (Rocks Off Boat)   New York, NY
Fri Sept 3   Toad's Place   New Haven, CT
Sat Sept 4   Gelston Castle Estate   Mohawk, NY
Fri Sept 17   The Depot   Salt Lake City, UT
Sat Sept 18   Gothic Theatre   Englewood, CO
Sun Sept 19   The Beaumont Club   Kansas City, MO
Mon Sept 20   Blue Moose Tap House   Iowa City, IA
Tues Sept 21   The High Noon Saloon   Madison, WI
Wed Sept 22   High Dive - Pygmalion Music Festival   Champaign, IL
Thur Sept 23   The Vogue   Indianapolis, IN
Fri Sept 24   Vic Theatre   Chicago, IL
Sat Sept 25   St. Andrews Hall   Detroit, MI
Tues Sept 28   The Town Ballroom   Buffalo, NY
Wed Sept 29   Pearl Street   Northampton, MA
Thur Sept 30   Paradise Rock Club   Boston, MA
Fri Oct 1   Paradise Rock Club   Boston, MA
Sat Oct 2   The Met Café   Pawtucket, RI
Sun Oct 3   Higher Ground   So. Burlington, VT
Thur Oct 7   Trocadero   Philadelphia, PA
Fri Oct 8   9:30 Club   Washington, DC
Sat Oct 9   The National   Richmond, VA
Sun Oct 10   Cat's Cradle   Carrboro, NC
Mon Oct 11   Neighborhood Theatre   Charlotte, NC
Tues Oct 12   40 Watt Club   Athens, GA
Wed Oct 13   Free Bird Café   Jacksonville, FL
Thur Oct 14   The Social   Orlando, FL
Fri Oct 15   Culture Room   Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Sat Oct 16   State Theatre   St. Petersburg, FL
Sun Oct 17   The Venue   Gainesville, FL
Tues Oct 19   The Moon   Tallahassee, FL
Wed Oct 20   Howlin Wolf   New Orleans, LA
Thur Oct 21   House of Blues Houston   Houston, TX
Fri Oct 22   Emo's   Austin, TX
Sat Oct 23   Emo's   Austin, TX
Sun Oct 24   Diamond Ballroom   Oklahoma City, OK
Mon Oct 25   Launch Pad   Albuquerque, NM
Tues Oct 26   Marquee Theatre   Tempe, AZ
Wed Oct 27   Belly Up Tavern   Solana Beach, CA
Thur Oct 28   El Rey Theatre   Los Angeles, CA
Thur Nov 11   Ashland Armory   Ashland, OR
Fri Nov 12   WOW Hall   Eugene, OR
Sat Nov 13   Crystal Ballroom   Portland, OR
MonNov 15   The Wild Buffalo   Bellingham, WA
Wed Nov 17   Wilma Theater   Missoula, MT
Thur Nov 18   Knitting Factory Concert House   Spokane, WA
Fri Nov 19   The Showbox   Seattle, WA
Sat Nov 20   The Showbox   Seattle, WA

Doug Martsch and Brett Netson from BTS will be available for interviews and local basketball scratch games. Until then, contact Warner Bros. Records publicity:

National: Rick Gershon 818-953-3473 / rick.gershon@wbr.com

Regional: Amanda VanGoethen 818-953-3211 / Amanda.vangoethen@wbr.com

For BTS news, tour dates, merch and more, go to: www.builttospill.com

Documents and/or Photos available for this release:

BTS Drawing by Max Neutra

To view supporting documents and/or photos, go to www.enr-corp.com/pressroom and enter Release ID: 268415