Miike Snow plot stateside tour

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Miike Snow have revealed dates for a spring tour in support of their forthcoming album, Happy To You. The Swedish indie pop rockers will make their way to Boston for a show at the House of Blues on Sunday, April 29. Tickets for the concert, which will also feature openers Penguin Prison, are on sale through Live Nation for $35.

Happy To You, the follow-up to Miike Snow’s self-titled debut album in 2009, will be released on March 19. Retaining the same pop, rock and electronic elements, the new record features a full orchestra, brass section and marching band. Swedish director Andreas Nilsson has also signed on to create visuals for the album and “bring the idea of what the Jackalope represents and Miike Snow’s vision for the future to fruition,” according to a statement on the band’s website.

The realization of the band’s sophomore release is also a milestone for a group that began as a side project between other jobs. “Before this album, we were an idea,” said Pontus Winnberg in a press release. “This time we were a band. And this time, we had paid our dues – we’d toured in 27 countries for 18 months. When we came in to make Happy To You, we came in as a unit, and emotionally for us that makes a huge difference. And hopefully you can hear it.”

The video for “Paddling Out”, Happy To You’s lead single, is streaming below.

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