A year after the Shins celebrated the 20th anniversary of their debut Oh, Inverted World, the band will mark its 21st birthday with a lengthy North American tour where they’ll play the beloved 2001 LP in its entirety.
The trek for the album — which included tracks like “New Slang,” “Caring Is Creepy,” and “The Past and Pending” — kicks off July 12 in San Francisco and concludes two months later in Portland, Oregon on Sept. 16.
Along the way, James Mercer and company will bring their DIY-spun Oh, Inverted World venues like Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, New York’s Radio City Music Hall, and Morrison, Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre.
This summer Oh, Inverted World is finally old enough to party so we are taking it out on the road for The 21st Birthday Tour! Tickets go on sale May 20th but you can register now for presale at https://t.co/7rdgfrRaqb! pic.twitter.com/vXJlFil6ku
— The Shins (@TheShins) May 12, 2022
“Everything was so tongue-in-cheek in the indie world of the ’90s,” Mercer said of the album in a new statement. “I remember feeling a longing for some sort of romance in music again, something earnest, like a real attempt at some emotional language.”
In addition to each gig’s full-album set of Oh, Inverted World — which was remastered and rereleased in 2021 for its 20th anniversary — the Shins will also perform a handful of fan favorites and deep cuts on their upcoming gig. Portland band Joseph will serve as special guest on the trek.
Check out the tour’s site for ticket information.
The Shins Tour Dates
July 12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
July 15 – Sacramento, CA @ Memorial Auditorium
July 16 – Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery*
July 22 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Theater at Virgin Hotels
July 23 – San Diego, CA @ San Diego Civic Theatre
July 24 – Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
July 26 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 27 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
July 29 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at The Moody Theater
August 1 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
August 2 – Dallas, TX @ The Factory in Deep Ellum
August 4 – Albuquerque, NM @ Kiva Auditorium
August 6 – Ogden, UT @ Ogden Twilight at the Ogden Amphitheater
August 16 – Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern
August 17 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
August 19 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
August 20 – Richmond, VA @ The National
August 23 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
August 26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage at the Mann
August 27 – Boston, MA @ Roadrunner
August 29 – Montreal, QC @ L’Olympia
August 30 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
August 31 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Cathedral Theatre
September 2 – Cleveland, OH @ The Agora
September 3 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
September 4 – Columbus, OH @ KEMBA Live!
September 6 – Saint Louis, MO @ The Factory
September 8 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
September 10 – Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theatre
September 13 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
September 14 – Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
September 16 – Portland, OR @ Pioneer Courthouse Square