Pelican is going on tour in late September and most of October through the South, West Coast, and Canada. The Canadian portion of the tour is sponsored by a rad Canadian weekly. The tour up there is called Exclaim! Aggressive Tendencies Tour. The dates can be found on their website or their myspace. But here's a write up that sums their fall plans up well:

This fall, Pelican will unveil new material from their third, as-yet-untitled release on a North American tour. Chicagos most versatile prog-metal instrumentalists will play with Daughters on the second leg of their fall Hell Songs trek, while further supporting 2005s acclaimed Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon The Thaw. And in addition to the new LP, Pelican will descend in November with the weighty simultaneous release of a live DVD/3-inch CD/2XLP/12-inch.

With all these ambitious projects ahead, Pelican is bringing in some high-profile fans to assist. A Prefuse 73 remix will be released on the 3-inch CD and the 12-inch, while the live DVD features a headlining show in London that was mixed by Justin Broadrick of Jesu. The 2XLP contains the full audio of the same show. According to Pelican's label, Hydra Head, the band is likely to begin recording after the tour.

While youre at it check out some Pelican live footage and an interview done by the fine people over at