Fresh off an appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America and with Best of 2008 accolades having come in from NPR, Paste, KCRW and more, Mates of State are ready to kick off 2009 with two major announcements:

First, tickets go on sale this Saturday, January 17 for Mates of State’s upcoming co-headline tour with Black Kids. The tour, which kicks off April 2 in Richmond VA, will feature Mates closing the show in all cities but Brooklyn, Boston, Los Angeles and the second San
Francisco date.

Second, at a date TBD this spring, Mates of State will release Re-Arranged: Remixes Vol. 1 (Barsuk) digitally and on 12″ vinyl. The first in a series of Mates remix EPs, Re-Arranged: Remixes Vol. 1 will feature the following reinterpretations of tracks from Re-Arrange Us:

1. You Are Free (Mae Shi Remix)
2. Now (RAC Remix)
3. Help Help (DJ Sega Philly Club ReMix)
4. The Re-Arranger (Flosstradamus Remix)

The full list of dates for the Mates of State/Black Kids tour are below. For further information, contact Steve Martin or Amy Grote at nasty little man t 212 343 0740 e

04-02 Richmond, VA – The National
04-03 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
04-04 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
04-05 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Of Williamsburg
04-06 New York, NY – Webster Hall
04-07 Boston, MA – House of Blues
04-09 Montreal, Quebec – Cabaret Musee Juste Pour Rire
04-10 Toronto, Ontario – Phoenix Theatre
04-11 Chicago, IL – Metro
04-12 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
04-13 Kansas City, MO – Beaumont Club
04-15 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
04-17 Seattle, WA – Neumos
04-18 Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore Ballroom
04-19 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
04-20 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
04-21 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
04-23 Los Angeles, CA – Henry Fonda Theater
04-24 Pomona, CA – The Glass House
04-25 Tempe, AZ – The Clubhouse
04-27 Dallas, TX – Granada
04-28 Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa
04-29 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live