Prepping the release of their third album, The Clearing, Bowerbirds have scheduled several UK dates for the upcoming European leg of their 2012 tour. The U.S. band will begin their tour in their native state North Carolina, ending 9 May in Brussels.

The Clearing comes after a somewhat long delay for the Bowerbirds, who dealt with their own internal issues over the past three years; on-again off-again relationships between band members Beth Tacular and Philip Moore, near-death experiences, and the issue of outdoing their 2009 output Upper Air, which received fairly high critical praise. Despite the time away, expectations for the new album are running high.

The Clearing is scheduled for release 5 March. See the band’s upcoming US and UK dates below.

  • US Dates
  • 3/17 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
  • 3/21 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
  • 3/22 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
  • 3/23 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
  • 3/24 – Boston, MA – Paradise
  • 3/26 – Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa
  • 3/27 – Toronto, ON – The Garrison
  • 3/29 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
  • 3/31 – Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
  • 4/3 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
  • 4/4 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
  • 4/6 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
  • 4/7 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
  • 4/8 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
  • 4/11 – Austin, TX – The Parish
  • 4/12 – Dallas, TX – The Loft
  • 4/14 – Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree
  • 4/15 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
  • UK Dates
  • Thursday, 3 May - Leeds - Brudenell Social Club
  • Friday, 4 May - Manchester - Deaf Institute
  • Saturday, 5 May - Brighton - The Haunt
  • Monday, 7 May - London - Cargo

Check out 'Tuck the Darkness In,' the opening track from The Clearing, here. (Right click to download.)