Tortoise to Bring Some Sweet Jams to Chicago

5 man band to grace local fans in July

Famed Chicago-based musical machine Tortoise announced it will be touring the country in conjunction with the band's upcoming album release, and low and behold, Chicago fans won't have to go too far to see them.

The group will be stopping in Chicago as part of a nine-city tour that also includes performances in Austin, Texas and Philadelphia.

Tortoise's transcontinental musical journey will coincide with the release of the band's newest full-length album "Beacons of Ancestorship," which will be the band's first since 2004, according to All Headline News.

Tortoise is slated to appear at Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival on July 17.

The 2009 Pitchfork Music Festival, which will run from July 17 through July 19 this year, is scheduled to set up shop in Chicago's Union Park at 1501 W. Randolph.

Over thirty acts are slated to perform over the three days of the festival, including the Flaming Lips, Yo La Tengo and other hometown favorite The Jesus Lizard, according to the Pitchfork Music Festival's home page.

"Beacons of Ancestorship" will be released on June 22/23, according to the band's Web site.

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