French Kicks announce US tour

And their new album comes out next month

French Kicks have announced details of a US tour, kicking off April 1 in New York City.

The Candian buzz-band’s second album ‘Swimming’ is released on iTunes that same day, with a physical release to follow on May 20.

They’ll play a total of three shows at their weekly residency at Mercury Lounge next month and will complete the trek on May 23 in San Diego.


The initial dates are listed below, with more to be announced soon.

They will play:

New York, NY Mercury Lounge (April 1)

Boston, MA Middle East (4)

Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s (5)


New York, NY Mercury Lounge (8)

New York, NY Mercury Lounge (15)

Washington DC Rock N Roll Hotel (24)

Chapel Hill, NC Local 506 (25)

Atlanta, GA The Earl (26)

Asheville, NC Bald Eagle (27)

Portland, OR Doug Fir (15)

Seattle, WA Chop Suey (16)

San Francisco, CA The Independent (18)

Sacramento, CA Blue Lamp (19)

Los Angeles, CA The Echo (22)

San Diego, CA Casbah (23)

–By our New York staff.

Find out more about NME.

The NME Awards USA 2008 are coming soon — and it’s time to have your say. Vote now by heading to and you could win VIP tickets to the ceremony, which takes place in Los Angeles on April 23.


Kevin Smith: “I’m the world’s biggest Kevin Smith fan”

The beloved cult filmmaker reflects on an extraordinary career

The Best Films of the Decade: The 2010s

As chosen by NME

The Best Songs Of The Decade: The 2010s

Here – after much debate – are the 100 very best songs of 2010s