The Grammy award-winning band that Bieber weepers and former talk show hosts haven’t heard of is set to embark on a Spring tour of the U.S. that will commence on April 9 in Broomfield, CO, and wrap on May 6 at the annual Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. Local Natives, The National, Okkervil River and Explosions in the Sky have all been tapped for support along the way.

Upon its release in August 2010, Senior Editor Carrie Alison described the newly anointed Album of the Year as follows: Win Butler has a heart like a wheel, and with Arcade Fire’s third studio effort, has taken his and the celebrated Montreal septet’s wanderlust to the street where you live. Like the Houston neighborhood of Butler’s childhood that inspired it, The Suburbs is a quietly devastating and infinitely gracious mid-tempo rhapsody in beige.

Arcade Fire U.S. Tour Dates
SAT4/9/2011 Broomfield, CO 1st Bank Center *
MON4/11/2011 Orem, UT The UCCU Center *
WED4/13/2011 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre *
THU4/14/2011 Las Vegas, NV The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel *
SAT4/16/2011 Indio, CA Coachella (Sold out)
MON4/18/2011 Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe Convention Center
WED4/20/2011 Kansas City, MO Starlight Amphitheatre **
FRI4/22/2011 Chicago, IL UIC Pavilion (Sold out) **
SUN4/24/2011 Chicago, IL UIC Pavilion (Sold out) **
MON4/25/2011 Chicago, IL UIC Pavilion (Sold out) **
WED4/27/2011 Indianapolis, IN The Lawn at White River State Park **
THU4/28/2011 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theatre
SAT4/30/2011 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion ***
TUE5/3/2011 Austin, TX The Backyard ****
WED5/4/2010 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion ****
FRI5/6/2011 New Orleans, LA Jazz and Heritage Festival
* Local Natives Support
** The National Support
*** Okkervil River Support
**** Explosions in the Sky Support

(Photo by Anton Corbijn)