Haim Line Up Massive World Tour

Band plays 'SNL' this weekend, then returns to U.S. in April

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Este, Danielle and Alana Haim of Haim.
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Pop–rock family band Haim have lined up a hefty slate of tour dates to close out this year and take them well into the next. The trio of sisters, who just released their critically adored debut Days Are Gone, have a slew of U.K. and European dates going into 2014 (including a handful with Phoenix), as well as shows in Japan and Australia at the top of the year. The group will return Stateside  on April 9th at the Fillmore in San Francisco, though you'll also be able to catch them this weekend as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live alongside host Josh Hutcherson of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

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The Haim sisters – Danielle, Este and Alana – first began playing music with their parents, but were writing songs as a trio by 2007. For years, they played around the California indie circuit with acts including Jenny Lewis and Dawes, and secured opening gigs for Florence and the Machine and Mumford & Sons. The live gigs were good practice, but it was the Strokes' Julian Casablancas who advised Haim to take a bit more time crafting songs off the stage.

They recorded Days Are Gone during breaks from touring. Produced in part by James Ford (Florence, Arctic Monkeys) and Ariel Rechtshaid (Usher, Vampire Weekend); the record sold 90,000 copies in its first week, which prompted Jay Z to write them a congratulatory note. And while Casablancas' advice proved invaluable in terms of Haim's songwriting, the group's experience playing arenas helped them craft a heftier sound on record and taught them the ins and outs of performing in big venues: "In small venues, you don't have to do much for it to seem like a big gesture," Alana recently told Rolling Stone. "On a stage as big as a house, you have to do more."

11/19 Munich, Germany – Zenith (with Phoenix)
11/25 Hamburg, Germany – Gruenspan (with Phoenix)
11/26 Cologne, Germany – Buergerhaus Stollwerck (with Phoenix)
11/27 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg (with Phoenix)
11/30 Paris, France – La Gaité Lyrique (with Phoenix)
12/1 Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doornroosje (with Phoenix)
12/2 Antwerp, Belgium – Trix (with Phoenix)
12/4 Norwich, England – University of East Anglia
12/5 Birmingham, England – Birmingham HMV Institute
12/6 Leeds, England – Leeds Metropolitan University
12/8 Manchester, England – Manchester Ritz
12/9 London, England – HMV London Forum
12/10 London, England – HMV London Forum
12/12 Glasgow, Scotland – Glasgow ABC
12/13 Dublin, Ireland – The Academy
1/22 Osaka, Japan – Soma
1/23 Tokyo, Japan – Shibuya Club Quattro
1/25 Marina Bay, Singapore – Gardens by the Bay
1/27 Auckland, New Zealand – Silo Park
1/31 Brisbane, Australia – Fortitude Valley
2/1 Melbourne, Australia – Footscray Community Arts Centre
2/2 Sydney, Australia – Sydney College of the Arts
2/7 Adelaide, Australia – Harts Mill
2/8 Fremantle, Australia – Esplanade Park
2/12 Bergen, Norway – USF Verftet
2/14 Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller Music Hall
2/15 Stockholm, Sweden – Berns Salonger
2/16 Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
2/24 Brussels, Belgium – AB Main Hall
2/27 Zurich, Czech Republic – Harterei
3/1 Paris, France – Le Trianon Hall
3/3 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
3/4 Nottingham, England – Rock City
3/6 London, England – Brixton O2 Academy
3/7 Brighton, England – Brighton Dome
3/8 Manchester, England – Manchester AcademY
3/10 Dublin, Ireland – Olympia Theatre
3/11 Sheffield, England – Sheffield O2 Academy
3/12 Glasgow, Scotland – Barrowlands
4/9 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
4/17 Las Vegas, NV – The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
4/23 Austin, TX – Stubb's BBQ
4/24 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
4/26 Tulsa, OK – Cain's Ballroom
4/27 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
5/6 Carrboro, NC – Cat's Cradle
5/8 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
5/10 New York, NY – Terminal 5
5/13 Boston, MA – House of Blues
5/14 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
5/15 Toronto, Ontario – Kool Haus
5/17 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
5/19 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
5/21 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
5/22 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
5/24 Vancouver, BC – Malkin Bowl

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