The members of Pelican have proven over the years that their informed, nuanced instrumental metal is anything but ironic, though that fact might have been unclear at first. “I have to tell people that I don’t wear t-shirts as a joke,” guitarist Laurent Lebec once told an interviewer about a Def Leppard shirt fans kept asking about. Though their songs explored minor key melodies on 2005’s The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon the Thaw, expect a heavy pummeling of the mind in the live sets they’ll be performing with over the next few months.

04/11 Iowa City, IA: The Picador
04/14 Albuquerque, NM: Rallis 4th St. Pub and Grill
04/15 Tucson, AZ: Plush
04/16 San Diego, CA: House of Blues San Diego*
04/17 San Diego, CA: House of Blues San Diego*
04/18 Las Vegas, NV: House of Blues*
04/19 Tempe, AZ: Marquee Theatre*
04/21 Houston, TX: Warehouse Live*
04/22 Dallas, TX: Palladium Ballroom*
04/23 Austin, TX: Stubbs BBQ*
04/25 Nashville, TN: Rocketown*
04/26 Atlanta, GA: The Masquerade*
04/27 Lake Buena Vista, FL: House of Blues*
04/29 Ft Lauderdale, FL: Revolution*
04/30 St Petersburg, FL: Jannus Landing*
05/01 Columbia, SC: New Brookland Tavern
05/02 Charlotte, NC: Amos’ Southend*
05/03 Richmond, VA: The National*
05/04 Brooklyn, NY: Music Hall of Williamsburg
05/06 Baltimore, MD: Ram’s Head Live!*
05/07 Hartford, CT: Webster Theatre*
05/08 Allentown, PA: Crocodile Rock*
05/09 Philadelphia, PA: Electric Factory*
05/10 Worcester, MA: Palladium*
05/11 Syracuse, NY: The Furnace
05/12 Clifton Park, NY: Northern Lights*
05/13 Buffalo, NY: Club Infinity*
05/14 Pittsburgh, PA: Club Zoo*
05/15 Pontiac, MI: Clutch Cargo’s*
05/16 Chicago, IL: Metro*
05/17 Chicago, IL: Metro*
05/18 Milwaukee, WI: The Rave*
05/20 Denver, CO: Ogden Theatre*
05/21 Salt Lake City, UT: In The Venue*
05/23 Seattle, WA: Showbox Showroom*
05/24 Portland, OR: Roseland Theatre*
05/25 San Francisco, CA: The Fillmore*
05/27 Anaheim, CA: House of Blues*
05/28 Anaheim, CA: House of Blues*
05/29 Los Angeles, CA: Avalon Hollywood*
05/30 Los Angeles, CA: Avalon Hollywood*

* w/ Thrice, Circa Survive