Plants and Animals kick off tour tonight in Brooklyn, new album out in one week

Plants and Animals kick off tour
Plants and Animals continue to fill our news feed. Not only is the countdown to La La Land down to exactly seven days, their live performances have been receiving tons of buzz.

Following South By Southwest a couple of weeks ago, The New York Times‘ very own Jon Pareles noted on his Twitter that Plants and Animals was a top pick of his, later writing that during the band’s performance, they “had gnarled, multipart songs that started out tumultuous and built from there, tossing aside simplicity in favor of intensity.”

If you’re one of the lucky few who has a ticket to tonight’s sold-out performance at Brooklyn’s Union Hall, you should definitely prepare yourself for just what Pareles is talking about. Not only are Plants and Animals sharing the stage with Ra Ra Riot, this is the show that kicks off the band’s three-month tour in support of La La Land. They’ll be in Canada for the greater part of April and the beginning of May, but they’ll be taking over the U.S. through June.

A full list of tour dates follow after the jump.

Apr 13 2010 8:00P Union Hall SOLD OUT! Brooklyn, New York
Apr 20 2010 8:00P Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, Ontario
Apr 21 2010 8:00P Theatre le Petit Champlain Quebec City, Quebec
Apr 22 2010 8:00P La Tulipe Montreal, Quebec
Apr 23 2010 8:00P Babylon Ottawa, Ontario
Apr 24 2010 8:00P The Red Dog Peterborough, Ontario
Apr 26 2010 8:00P Varsity Theatre Minneapolis, Minnesota
Apr 28 2010 8:00P West End Cultural Centre Winnipeg, Manitoba
Apr 29 2010 8:00P Amigo’s Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Apr 30 2010 8:00P Starlite Room Edmonton, Alberta
May 1 2010 8:00P The Legion Calgary, Alberta
May 2 2010 8:00P Habitat Kelowna, British Columbia
May 4 2010 8:00P Sugar Nightclub Victoria, British Columbia
May 5 2010 8:00P The Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, British Columbia
May 12 2010 8:00P The Ninth Ward Buffalo, NY
May 13 2010 8:00P Grog Shop Cleveland, Ohio
May 14 2010 8:00P The Basement Columbus, Ohio
May 15 2010 8:00P Lincoln Hall Chicago, Illinois
May 16 2010 8:00P Slowdown Omaha, Nebraska
May 18 2010 8:00P Larimer Lounge Denver, Colorado
May 19 2010 8:00P Kilby Court Salt Lake City, Utah
May 20 2010 8:00P Neurolux Boise, Idaho
May 21 2010 8:00P Mississippi Studios Portland, Oregon
May 22 2010 8:00P The Crocodile Seattle, Washington
May 25 2010 8:00P The Independent San Francisco, California
May 26 2010 8:00P The Cellar Door Visalia, California
May 27 2010 8:00P Troubadour Los Angeles, California
May 29 2010 8:00P Plush Tuscon, Arizona
May 31 2010 8:00P Hailey’s Denton, Texas
Jun 1 2010 8:00P Emo’s Austin, Texas
Jun 2 2010 8:00P One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, Louisiana
Jun 4 2010 8:00P Backbooth Orlando, Florida
Jun 5 2010 8:00P The Earl Atlanta, Georgia
Jun 6 2010 8:00P Grey Eagle Asheville, North Carolina
Jun 7 2010 8:00P Rock N Roll Hotel Washington, D.C.
Jun 8 2010 8:00P Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jun 9 2010 8:00P Bowery Ballroom New York, New York
Jun 12 2010 8:00P T.T. The Bear’s Boston, Massachusetts