The Cardigans Are Coming

Jan. 16 [10:00 EST] -- The Cardigans will bring their lilting Swedish pop to American soil with a U.S. tour slated to kick off in Providence, Rhode Island on February 1.

The Cardigans are currently stirring up attention with their contribution to the "Romeo + Juliet" soundtrack (currently at number two on the Billboard album chart), and the high-gloss video for "Lovefool" from their album "First Band on the Moon."

While the band is just now gaining significant exposure in the U.S., First Band on the Moon is actually the third release from the quintet, who formed in Jonkoping, Sweden in 1992. Since then, they have carved out a jazz-laced pop sound that earned them a strong foothold in the indie pop universe.

Heres a complete, albeit brief, list of Cardigans tour dates:

2/1 - Providence, RI: Lupos 2/1 - Boston, MA: Paradise Club 2/3 - Boston, MA: Paradise Club 2/5 - New York City: Tramps 2/6 - New York City: Tramps 2/11 - Atlanta, GA: Variety Playhouse 2/20

- Los Angeles, CA: El Rey Theatre 2/21 - Los Angeles, CA: El Rey Theatre 3/12 - Minneapolis, MN: First Avenue 3/14 - Chicago, IL: Metro 3/15 - Detroit, MI: Saint Andrews Hall