Newcastle's, Maximo Park are returning to North America for a 14 date tour, which includes two Canadian stops (Vancouver-Sep 7th @ Richard's on Richards and Toronto- Sep 18th @ Lee's Palace). These boys are quite popular in their homeland of the UK. Playing legendary venues like Brixton Academy alongside legendary festivals like Glastonbury.

They're new LP, Quicken the Heart, hits record shelves today. It was recorded and produced by Nick Launay (Yeah Yeah Yeahs + Talking Heads) in LA. "There is a real live feel to the drums and bass," says lead singer, Paul Smith, "Nothing is processed. This record was made to be played live." Guitarist Duncan Lloyd explains that, "The guitar parts were conceived on the bass to give it a more groove-based feel that Our Early Pleasures We are influenced by Sonic Youth and the Pixies and watned to emulate a similar spirit".

Tour Dates:
Seattle, WA Bumbershoot Festival (September 6)
Vancouver, British Columbia Richard's on Richards (7)
Portland, OR Berbati’s Pan (8)
San Francisco, CA Grand Ballroom (10)
Los Angeles, CA Avalon (11)
San Diego, CA House of Blues (12)
Denver, CO Bluebird Theater (14)
Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Café (16)
Chicago, IL Metro (17)
Toronto, Ontario Lee's Place (18)
Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club (20)
New York, NY Webster Hall (21)
Philadelphia, PA World Café Live (24)
Washington, DC Black Cat (25)

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