Shins frontman James Mercer and producer-to-the-stars Danger Mouse are now a duo called Broken Bells, and they'll drop their debut album on March 9 via Columbia. At this exact moment, the duo have played exactly zero shows. But fast-acting Los Angelenos can witness the band's very first show real, real soon. Tonight, they'll make their onstage debut at L.A.'s Bootleg Theater.
If you miss that one, Mercer and Danger have three other live shows planned. At the beginning of March, they'll hit Paris and London. And on March 17, they'll play NPR Music's SXSW showcase at the Austin venue Stubb's, joining a stacked lineup that includes Spoon, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, the Walkmen, and Visqueen. The line to get into that one is going to be nuts. All the band's tour dates are below.
02-19 Los Angeles, California - Bootleg Theater
03-01 Paris, France - Nouveau Casino
03-03 London, England - ICA
03-17 Austin, TX - Stubb's (NPR Music showcase) *