Ever the fighter, controversy magnet M.I.A. is set to return to the ring on September 21st in Montreal for a brief North American tour in support of July’s MAYA. Additional dates are set to be confirmed shortly. N.E.E.T. artist Rye Rye has been tapped for support on the trek, with her debut effort, Go! Pop! Bang!, set to bow in early 2011.

Tue/Sept-21     Montreal                              Metropolis
Wed/Sept-22  Toronto                                  Sound Academy
Sat/Sep-25        Washington DC                   V fest
Sun/Sep-26        Philadelphia, PA               Electric Factory
Mon/Sep-27      New York, NY                    Terminal 5
Wed/Sep-29      Chicago, IL                           Vic Theater
Thu/Sep-30        Chicago, IL                           Vic Theater
Sun/Oct-03         Ithaca, NY                            Cornell University
Mon/Oct-04       Boston, MA                        Royale Nightclub
Tue/Oct-05         Boston, MA                        Royale Nightclub
Sat/Oct-09          Austin, TX                            Zilker Park – Austin City Limits
Tue/Oct-12         Oakland, CA                       Fox Theater