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Iceland’s Of Monsters And Men officially announce dates for their upcoming North American headline tour in support of their highly anticipated sophomore album, Beneath The Skin [Republic Records], out June 9.

This tour kicks off August 5th in Calgary, Alberta Canada and plays major markets across the continent and concludes October 17 in San Diego, CA at Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre. Fans can access a special pre-sale via the group’s official site tomorrow, Wednesday May 27, while the public on-sale begins June 5th. This adds to their already packed summer schedule with confirmed festival appearances including Sasquatch, Osheaga, Lollapolooza, Toronto Urban Roots Festival, Austin City Limits and more. The full itinerary is included below.

Today the band released a new track “Hunger” off of the LP. The haunting tack premiered on Nylon.com is available today for instant download with purchase of Beneath The Skin. On “Hunger” Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir recalls: “The first idea for Hunger came on our last tour. I was always playing this one verse again and again on the bus, obsessing over it. Some songs kind of do that to you. So it was in the works for a long time before we actually started making a song out of it.” Those who pre-order the album will also receive instant downloads of “Crystals,” “I Of The Storm,” and “Empire.”

In addition, as fans wait the arrival of Beneath The Skin, the multiplatinum Icelandic group have created a series of intimate behind-the-scene vignettes following the making of the record. A new clip will premiere each week leading up to the June 9th release. The exclusive series documents Beneath The Skin’s creation with up-close-and-personal documentary footage and dives into the stories behind the album’s lyrics, production, composition, and more. You can watch the first clip via Billboard.com below.

Meanwhile, the music video for Beneath The Skin’s first single “Crystals” debuted last week with Entertainment Weekly raving “(The video) Led by Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir with gold-flaked eye shadow and metallic accents dripping from her lashes – overseeing her bandmates in an almost-Frankensteinian affair, the video is as captivating as its track.” Check out the breath taking video below.

Of Monsters And Men have come a long way from their native Iceland. They quickly became a phenomenon in 2011 with the quadruple-platinum “Little Talks” and their chart-topping debut, My Head Is An Animal, which has since moved 2 million copies worldwide. Since then, the group have delivered rapturous performances at festivals such as  Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Coachella, Newport Folk Festival, Osheaga, Glastonbury, Readingand Leeds, Pukkelpop, and Splendour in the Grass as well as at countless sold out headline shows the world over. They have charmed TV audiences with appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Graham Norton Show, and SaturdayNight Live. In the midst of it all, they lent the single “Dirty Paws” to a trailer for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and the iPhone 5 introduction video, while “Silhouettes” was featured on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack.
Newly Announced Tour Dates

August 5 @ Calgary, AB Grey Eagle Casino and Bingo Event Centre

August 9 @ Seattle, WA Marymoor Park Concerts

August 12 @ Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre

August 13 @ Las Vegas, NV The Pool @ The Cosmopolitan

September 15 @ Philadelphia, PA Skyline Stage at the Mann Center

September 16 @ Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE

September 20 @ Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion

September 22 @ New York, NY Beacon Theatre

September 24 @ Brooklyn, NY  Kings Theatre

September 25 @ Boston, MA Boston Calling Festival

September 26 @ Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Casino

September 28 @ Columbus, OH The LC Pavillion

September 29 @ Detroit, MI Masonic Temple Theatre

October 1 @ St. Paul, MN Roy Wilkins Auditorium

October 2 @ Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre at Midland

October 7 @ Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium

October 8 @ Charlotte, NC Uptown Amphitheatre at the Music Factory

October 9 @ Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre

October 13 @ Broomfield, CO 1st Bank Center

October 14 @ Salt Lake City, UT The Great Salt Air

October 17 @ San Diego, CA Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

Previously Announced Tour Dates

June 6th           Mountain View, CA     Live 105 BFD

June 16th            London, UK                 London Forum
June 17th            Paris, France              Bataclan
June 19-21      Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany – Southside Festival
June 20th            Hilvarenbeek , Holland – Best Kept Secret
June 19-21      Scheessel, Germany  Hurricane Festival
June 24th            Zagreb, Croatia           INmusic Festival
June 26th         Werchter, Belgium      Rock Werchter
June 27th            Nantes, France           Le Stéréolux
June 26-28      Marmande, France     Festival Garorock
June 30th            Lausanne, Switzerland – Les Docks
July 1st            Frankfurt, Germany    Batschkapp
July 3rd            Gdynia, Poland           Open’er Festival
July 5th                Turku, Finland            Ruisrock Festival
July 7th            Milan, Italy                  Unaltrofestival
July 8th            Rome , Italy                Auditorium Parco della Musica
July 10th          Barcelona, Spain        Cruilla Festival
July 11th             Bilbao, Spain               BBK Live
July 26th          Niigata, Japan             Fuji Rock
August 7-9       Squamish, BC            Squamish Valley Music Festival