Best Coast have announced a bulk of dates for a North American and U.K. tour, which is set to kick off next month. The lo-fi duo will launch the tour in their hometown of Los Angeles, Calif., on May 18, just days after their new album 'The Only Place' hits stores May 15.

Best Coast will travel coast-to-coast across the U.S. and Canada, including stops in Seattle, Wash., Vancouver, British Columbia, and multiple cities in Texas, New York, Boston, Mass. and more. See the full itinerary below.

'The Only Place' is the follow-up to Best Coast's debut album, 2010's 'Crazy for You.' The surf pop-drenched release was praised by critics and music snobs alike (which probably sounds redundant). The lo-fi vibe seems to continue on the new record, though vocalist Bethany Cosentino's vocals are further in the spotlight and relying less on reverb and distortion.

You can thank highly-respected producer Jon Brion for the cleaner sound. Brion, who has worked with everyone from Fiona Apple to Kanye West, was at the helm for 'The Only Place.' The higher production value is obvious when you listen to the title track. Read our review of the song here.

Maturing as a band has helped Best Coast with creating their second record. A little homesickness from being on the road so long had its affect on the songwriting as well.

"It’s where I feel the most creative and inspired," Cosentino told Fuse. "So this record is very much about being away from your home and being homesick and out on the road. It’s about going through these ups and downs, and then when I’d get home I’d write these songs. I’d get three days off to lay around and do my work from home. And it’s the only place that I think of as, like, my safe place, as my happy place."

Best Coast 2012 Tour Dates
5/18 - Los Angeles, Calif. | Wiltern *
5/19 - Oakland, Calif. | Fox Theater *
5/21 - Portland, Ore. | Aladdin *
5/22 - Seattle, Wash. | Neptune *
5/23 - Vancouver, British Columbia | Commodore *
5/25 - Aspen, Colo. | Belly Up *
5/26 - Boulder, Colo. | Fox Theater *
5/27 - Lawrence, Kan. | Granada *
5/29 - Omaha, Neb. | Slowdown *
5/30 - St. Louis, Mo. | Firebird *
6/01 - Dallas, Texas | Granada Theater *
6/02 - Houston, Texas | Free Press Fest
6/03 - Austin, Texas | Chaos in Tejas
6/16 - Glasgow | Garage
6/17 - Manchester | HMV Ritz
6/18 - Birmingham | Academy
6/20 - London | SBE
6/21 - Brighton | Coalition
6/22 - Isle of Wight Festival
6/24 - Atlantic City, N.J. | Metallica's Orion Festival ^
7/09 - Orlando, Fla. | The Social ^
7/10 - Miami, Fla. | Grand Central ^
7/12 - Atlanta, Ga. | Variety ^
7/13 - Chapel Hill, N.C. | Cat's Cradle ^
7/14 - Washington, D.C. | 9:30 Club ^
7/16 - Philadelphia, Pa. | Union Transfer ^
7/17 - New York, N.Y. | Terminal 5 ^
7/18 - Boston, Mass. | Royale ^
7/20 - Montreal, Quebec | Le National ^
7/21 - Toronto, Ontario | Phoenix ^
7/23 - Columbus, Ohio | Newport Theater ^
7/24 - Cleveland, Ohio | Beachland Ballroom ^
7/25 - Madison, Wis. | Majestic ^
7/27 - Chicago, Ill. | Vic ^

* = w/ Jeff the Brotherhood
^ = w/ Those Darlins