Mouse On Mars Expand For Tour

German experimental duo add drummer for spring U.S. outing.

This spring, German experimental electronic-music duo Mouse on Mars will tour the U.S. for the first time.

The tour — which kicks off April 17 in San Diego and wraps up May 7 in Washington, D.C. — will feature Andi Toma playing keyboards, bass and electronic equipment and partner Jan St. Werner programming, according to the group's American label, Thrill Jockey. Drummer Dodo will join them.

The 19-date tour will support the album Niun Niggung, released in February.

Mouse on Mars formed in Germany in 1993 and made their U.S. debut in 1994 with Vulvaland, an album of abstract ambient-electronic compositions. The highly praised Iaora Tahiti was released in 1995, followed by 1997's Autoditacker and Glam, which they released on their label, Sonig.

Mouse on Mars will tour Japan before heading to the U.S.

Mouse on Mars tour dates:

April 17; San Diego, Calif.; Casbah

April 18; Los Angeles; Roxy (with IQU)

April 19; Santa Cruz, Calif.; Palookaville (with IQU)

April 20; San Francisco, Calif.; Great American Music Hall (with IQU)

April 22; Bellingham, Wash.; Viking Ballroom (with IQU)

April 23; Seattle, Wash.; I-Spy (with IQU)

April 24; Vancouver, British Columbia; Richards on Richards (with IQU)

April 25; Portland, Ore.; Paradigm (with IQU)

April 27; Minneapolis, Minn.; 400 Bar (with Chicago Underground Duo)

April 28; Chicago, Ill.; Double Door (with Chicago Underground Duo)

April 29; Columbus, Ohio; Fire Exit (with Chicago Underground Duo)

April 30; Detroit, Mich.; Magic Stick (with Chicago Underground Duo)

May 1; Toronto, Ontario; Lee's Palace

May 2; Montreal, Quebec; Jailhouse Rock

May 3; Cambridge, Mass.; Middle East (with Trans Am)

May 4; Anandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.; Bard College

May 5; New York City; TBA (with Trans Am)

May 6; Philadelphia; 4040 (with Trans Am)

May 7; Washington, D.C.; 9:30 (with Trans Am)