NME taps White Lies, Friendly Fires for North American tour

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    Come late March, there were a British invasion of sorts when NME will look to play party planners and take White Lies and Friendly Fires to the U.S. for a North American tour. Under the banner of NME Presents, the two British outfits will team up with CoS favorites The Soft Pack for a three-week trek which kicks off March 24th in Washington, DC.

    Of course, aside from all the NME fun, all three bands have a slew of other engagements in the coming weeks. In addition to to supporting Snow Patrol on its upcoming U.K. tour, White Lies will also head over to Indio, California for an appearance at this year’s Coachella Music Festival as will Friendly Fires, which will be busy with their own European tour before heading over to the states. As for The Soft Tack? After finishing a few dates in the U.S., the band will head across the Atlantic to hang with the Black Lips and Breeders. All three bands will also be making their way to Austin in March for this year’s South by Southwest.

    NME Presents 2009 Tour Dates:
    03/24 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
    03/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
    03/26 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
    03/27 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
    03/30 – Montreal, QC @ Les Saints
    03/31 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Place
    04/01 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
    04/02 – Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio
    04/03 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door
    04/04 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
    04/07 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
    04/08 – Vancouver, BC @ Richard’s on Richards
    04/09 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
    04/11 – San Francisco, CA @ Slims