Fang Island To Carry On With Tour Plans Despite Stolen Van

Just days after Fang Island purchased a new van to transport the Brooklyn anthemic guitar quintet on a slew of U.S. tour dates starting this month, the vehicle was stolen.

However, undeterred the eternally-optimistic band will continue with all upcoming tour dates and is attempting to raise funds for a replacement via its online merch outlet and "pay what you want" digital store. The band whose sound is described as "everyone high-fiving everyone" may want to add, "...except thieves."

Fang Island supports The Chinese Stars on dates surrounding both bands' SXSW performances. Then, again hit the road supporting Red Sparowes in April. Please see complete tour dates below.

Fang Island's self-titled debut album hit shelves on February 23rd via Sargent House amid a wealth of praise from press, with many writers declaring it one of the Best of 2010, just two months into the new year. Amazon.com is currently offering an exclusive MP3 album version for $5.99 with the bonus track, "Patterns On The Wall." A digital EP featuring the popular album track "Daisy" backed with Chris Keating of Yeasayer's remix of "Absolute Place" off their Sky Gardens EP preceded the full length in January.

Fang Island / The Chinese Stars:
03/12 Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar
03/13 Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class
03/14 Columbus, OH @ The Summit
03/15 Chicago, IL @ Viaduct Theater
03/16 Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
03/17 Lawrence, KS @ Reply Lounge
03/18 Hot Springs, AK @ Hot Springs Nat'l Park - VOV Fest
03/19 Austin, TX - SXSW @ Habana Calle 6 (Sargent House Show)
03/20 Austin, TX @ Club Primo's
03/21 Austin, TX @ RED 7
03/23 New Orleans, LA @ Dragon's Den
03/24 Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge
03/25 Atlanta, GA @The Drunken Unicorn
03/26 Greenville, NC @ Tipsy Teapot
03/27 Baltimore, MD @ Floristree

04/05 Brooklyn, NY @The Knitting Factory (Fang Island headline)

Red Sparowes / Fang Island
04/11 Washington DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel **
04/15 Boston, MA @ the Middle East Downstairs **
04/16 Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa **
04/17 Toronto, ON @ the Garrison **
04/18 Cleveland, OH @ The Grog Shop #
04/19 Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio #
04/21 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall #
04/22 Madison, WI @ High Noon #
04/23 Minneapolis, MN @ 400 Bar #
04/24 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown Jr. #
04/26 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
04/27 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
04/29 Seattle, WA @ Neumo's #
04/30 Vancouver, BC @ the Biltmore #
04/01 Portland, OR @ the Hawthorne #
04/02 Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall #
04/05 Santa Cruz, CA @ Crepe Place
04/06 Santa Cruz, CA @ Crepe Place
04/07 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
04/08 Los Angeles, CA @ the Echoplex
04/09 San Diego, CA @ the Casbah

** With Doomriders
## With Caspian

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