YACHT may never top that 2007 show in Portland, when he played on a water vessel of the same name, but Jona Bechtolt will nonetheless resume life as a road warrior this March. The renaissance man of indie rock (if you could even label his pop-meets-electronic programming such) will be traveling North America with Oakland-based rap rockers WHY? and New York’s Vampire Weekend, making the obligatory SXSW appearances, and generally stirring up mayhem with his hyperactive live shows. Last time around, Bechtolt was kind enough to keep fans updated with a tour diary that included videos. Let’s hope he has something similar in the works this time around.

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03/05/08 Santa Fe, NM: College of Santa Fe
03/07/08 Los Angeles, CA: Natural History Museum #
03/12/08 Austin, TX: Emo’s Main Room
03/13/08 Austin, TX: Wave Rooftop
03/14/08 Austin, TX: Urban Outfitters
03/19/08 San Diego, CA: The Casbah*
03/20/08 Los Angeles, CA: El Rey*
03/22/08 San Francisco, CA: The Independent*
03/23/08 San Francisco, CA: The Rickshaw Stop*
03/25/08 Portland, OR: Doug Fir Lounge*
03/26/08 Seattle, WA: Neumos*
03/27/08 Vancouver, BC: Richards on Richards*
03/29/08 Missoula, MT: Badlander*
03/30/08 Boise, ID: Neurolux*
03/31/08 Salt Lake City, UT: Kilby Court*
04/01/08 Denver, CO: Bluebird Theater*
04/03/08 Minneapolis, MN: TBA*
04/04/08 Madison, WI: High Noon*
04/05/08 Milwaukee, WI: Turner Hall*
04/06/08 Chicago, IL: Metro*
04/16/08 Brooklyn, NY: Studio B
04/17/08 Annadale-on-Hudson, NY: Bard College
04/19/08 Purchase, NY: SUNY Purchase

# = w/ WHY?
* = w/ Vampire Weekend

Photo by Sarah Meadows.