Len Announce First Tour Of The U.S.

Outing by Canadian pop/hip-hoppers will kick off Oct. 7 in Chicago.

Following the success of their single "Steal My Sunshine," Canadian

pop/hip-hop group Len are heading out on their first U.S. tour.

The outing, which will begin Oct. 7 at the Metro/Smart Bar in Chicago,

will hit clubs across the country. It's tentatively scheduled to end

Nov. 6 in Dallas, according to the group's record company, Work/Epic.

"Steal My Sunshine" (RealAudio excerpt),

which mixes a pure pop chorus with rapped verses, is from Len's

major-label debut, You Can't Stop the Bum Rush, released in May.

"All we wanted to do was make clear from beginning to end that all our

influences for the past 20 years are shown on this record," Len's

frontman, The Burger Pimp (born Marc Costanzo), said in a statement.

"No matter what happens in this record — hard sh--, choir sh--,

old-school sh-- — it's all good."

Len, which formed in 1991, previously released two albums and one EP

on their own label.

Len Tour Dates:

Oct. 7; Chicago, Ill.; Metro/Smart Bar

Oct. 8; Birmingham, Ala.; Five Points

Oct. 9; Atlanta, Ga.; Cotton Club

Oct. 11; Washington, D.C.; 9:30 Club

Oct. 12; Boston, Mass.; Paradise

Oct. 13; New York, N.Y.; Bowery Ballroom

Oct. 15; Detroit, Mich.; St. Andrews Hall

Oct. 17; Minneapolis, Minn.; Quest

Oct. 18; Milwaukee, Wis.; Mojeska (tentative)

Oct. 19; Denver, Colo.; Bluebird Theater

Oct. 21; Salt Lake City, Utah; DV8

Oct. 22; Boise, Idaho; Neurolux

Oct. 24; Seattle, Wash.; DV8

Oct. 25; Portland, Ore.; Crystal Ballroom

Oct. 27; Sacramento, Calif.; 815 L

Oct. 28; San Francisco, Calif.; Slim's

Oct. 29; Los Angeles, Calif.; Palace

Oct. 31; San Diego, Calif.; Cane's

Nov. 1; Tempe, Ariz.; Green Room

Nov. 1; Austin, Texas; La Zona Rosa

Nov. 1; Houston, Texas; Engine Room

Nov. 6; Dallas, Texas; Trees (tentative)