Streetlight Manifesto New Jersey's Streetlight Manifesto have announced what they are dubbing "The Beginning of the End" tour. Alongside the announcement of this tour also came news that the band would be headed in a new direction in regards to their touring schedule:

Today, it's time to announce to our fans and friends that we're turning the last page of this particular chapter of our lives. We've solidified plans to tour our well-traveled asses off for one last year, until the end of 2013, at which time we will be not necessarily be moving on from the band, but changing our approach to what we do with the majority of our time. More specifically, we will no longer be touring year round, nor will we be touring much at all anymore. We have decided to step away from the table before we get sick of our favorite meal; we've seen enough bands over the years grow old playing the same songs for decades, going through the motions, slowly fading, and more depressingly, continuing on for all the wrong reasons.

This news comes as a bit of a surprise as the band had finally set a date for the heavily delayed album The Hands That Thieve, which is now due out April 30, 2013.

Update: Empty Orchestra and Rodeo Ruby Love have been added to the tour

Date City Venue
Apr. 27 Geel, Belgium Groezrock 2013
Apr. 28 Berlin,Germany Monster Bash
May. 18 Freehold, NJ The Plaza Green at iPlay Americana
May. 25 Leeds Leeds University
May. 26 Hatfield University of Herts
May. 27 Wolverhampton Wolverhampton Civic
Jun. 18 New Haven, CT Toads Place
Jun. 19 Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall
Jun. 20 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall
Jun. 21 Cincinnati, OH Bogarts
Jun. 22 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
Jun. 23 Bloomington, IL The Castle Theatre
Jun. 24 Des Moines, IA Wooly‚??s
Jun. 25 Lawrence, KS The Granada Theatre
Jun. 26 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
Jun. 28 Reno, NV Knitting Factory Concert House
Jun. 29 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
Jun. 30 Ventura, CA Ventura Theare
Jul. 1 Las Vegas, NV Fremont Country Club
Jul. 3 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
Jul. 6 Little Rock, AR The Rev Room
Jul. 7 Nashville, Tennessee The Exit / In
Jul. 9 Raleigh, North Carolina Lincoln Theater
Jul. 10 in West Springfield, VA Empire
Jul. 11 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
Jul. 12 Huntington, NY Paramount Theater
Jul. 13 Providence, Rhode Island Lupo‚??s Heartbreak Hotel
Aug. 4 Anapa Kubana