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Dirty Projectors split time between single-handedly reviving cassette industry and North American tour

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    With all their exploits with David Byrne and Björk these days, it’s easy to forget that the Dirty Projectors do in fact have a new album due out on June 9th. A new album, which as it now turns out, will be available in four formats: CD, vinyl, digital download, and cassette. Yes, on June 9th, the Dirty Projectors will be rockin’ like its 1989 with the release of Bitte Orca on limited edition cassette (pre-order here).

    Of course, for the rest of the summer, the Brooklyn rockers will get to rock like, well, it’s today, courtesy of a newly announced North American tour in support of the release. Following the benefit gig with Björk on Friday in New York, the Projectors will embark a six-week endeavor, the first half which will consist of a slot in support of TV on the Radio and an appearance at Bonnaroo and the latter featuring headlining spots.

    Dirty Projectors 2009 Tour Dates:
    05/08 – New York, NY @ Housing Works Bookstore *
    05/22 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater ^
    05/23 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theare ^
    05/25 – Vancouver, BC @ Malkin Bowl at Stanley Park ^
    05/27 – Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Event Centre ^
    05/28 – Calgary, AB @ Macewan Hall ^
    05/29 – Saskatoon, SK @ Louis Pub ^
    05/30 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre ^
    06/02 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy ^
    06/03 – Montreal, QC @ Metrpolis ^
    06/04 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues ^
    06/05 – New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage ^
    06/06 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery ^
    06/08 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club ^
    06/09 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club ^
    06/10 – Richmond, VA @ The National ^
    06/11 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend ^
    06/12 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
    06/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
    06/18 – Boston, MA @ Somerville Theatre
    06/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Waterfront
    06/21 – Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center For The Arts
    06/22 – Chicago, IL @ Millennium Park
    07/03 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
    07/04 – Portland, OR @ Holocene
    07/07 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
    07/08 – West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour

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    * = w/ Björk
    # = w/ TV on the Radio

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