Burbank, CA – 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.

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

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