Bands set to kick off tour at South By South West

The Cribs have announced a series of American dates.

The band braving it on despite guitarist’s back injury sustained at this year’s ShockWaves NME Awards, and have announced US dates, kicking off with a handful at this year’s South By South West (SXSW) music festival in Austin.

They play:

Austin SXSW Cedar Street courtyard (March 16, 3pm)

Austin SXSW vice party (16, 8pm)

Austin SXSW Barfly, 6th Street (17, 10pm)

Austin SXSW Fenway Show (18)

San Francisco The Independent (21)

The band then link-up with Franz Ferdinand and Death Cab For Cutie on their tour. Those dates are:

Portland Memorial Colliseum (22)

Sacramento Memorial Hall (23)

Reno Hilton Pavillion (24)

Las Vegas House Of Blues (26)

Tuscon Centennial Hall (27)

Austin The Backyard (29)

Houston Verizon Wireless Theatre (30)

Grand Prairie Nokia Theatre (31)