The handful of Italian indie bands who make it stateside is a pitiable few, but Bologna’s lush sextet A Classic Education have already worked their charms around the world, with shows played with the likes of Arcade Fire, Crystal Stilts and Wolf Parade. (Okay, yes, it’s true, the singer/guitarist Jonathan Clancy was raised in Canada until he and his family moved to Bologna during his high school years).

Starting this week, A Classic Education have just begun their longest North American tour to date with Cloud Nothings and Ganglians, and will make key appearances at SXSW 2012.

Tour Dates:

17-02 Atlanta, GA  – The Earl w/ Cloud Nothings, Gold Bears
18-02 Birmingham, AL – Bottletree w/ Cloud Nothings
20-02 Orlando, FL – Wills Pub w/ Cloud Nothings
21-02 Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder w/ Cloud Nothings
23-02 Houston, TX -  Fitzgerald’s w/ Cloud Nothings
24-02 San Antonio, TX – Ten Eleven w/ Cloud Nothings
25-02 Austin, TX – Red 7 w/ Cloud Nothings
26-02 El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace w/ Cloud Nothings
27-02 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress w/ Cloud Nothings
28-02 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom w/ Cloud Nothings
29-02 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar w/ Cloud Nothings
01-03 Los Angeles, CA – The Satellite w/ Ganglians
02-03 Santa Barbara, CA – Muddy Waters w/ Ganglians
03-03 Davis, CA- Luigi’s w/ Ganglians
04-03 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop w/ Ganglians
06-03 Portland, OR – Bunk Bar w/ Ganglians
07-03 Vancouver, BC – The Waldorf  w/ Ganglians, Shimmering Stars
08-03 Seattle, WA – Vera Project w/ Ganglians
09-03 Boise, ID – Neurolux w/ Ganglians
11-03 Denver, CO – Hi Dive  w/ Ganglians
12-03 Santa Fe, NM – Santa Fe Sol Live / Santa Fe Brewing Co w/ La Sera, Ganglians, Cold Showers
13-03 Austin, TX – SXSW Festival
14-03 Austin, TX – SXSW Festival
15-03 Austin, TX – SXSW Festival
16-03 Austin, TX – SXSW Festival/Music For Listeners showcase w/ The Wedding Present, Spectrals, Love Inks
17-03 Austin, TX – SXSW Festival
20-03 Nashville, TN – The End w/ Cloud Nothings
22-03 Cincinnati, OH – MOTR Pub w/ Cloud Nothings
24-03 Montreal, QC – Casa del Popolo w/ Cloud Nothings
25-03 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall w/ Cloud Nothings
26-03 Providence, RI – Fete Lounge w/ Cloud Nothings
27-03 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge w/ Cloud Nothings SOLD OUT
28.03 Brooklyn, NY -  Glasslands w/ Cloud Nothings SOLD OUT
30-03 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s w/ Cloud Nothings, Bleeding Rainbow
31-03 Washington, DC – Red Palace w/ Cloud Nothings
01-04 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar w/ Cloud Nothings
02-04 Buffalo, NY – Ninth Ward @ Babeville w/ Cloud Nothings
03-04 Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox w/ Cloud Nothings
04-04 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick Lounge w/ Cloud Nothings
05-04 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop w/ Cloud Nothings
06-04 Chicago, IL- Schubas Tavern w/ Cloud Nothings SOLD OUT
07-04 Columbus, OH – Outland Live w/ Cloud Nothings