The Cars coming to First Avenue on May 17

The Cars announced a short tour today via an extremely brief status update on their Facebook page, sparking hundreds of fans to ask questions like is this an April Fool's joke? Are you pulling our chain? IS THIS REAL LIFE?

It appears that the answer is yes, this is in fact real life, as tickets for their show in Los Angeles have already been posted by Live Nation. The band made a similarly vague announcement via their Facebook page last year to reveal they had reunited, simply uploading a photo taken of members Ric Ocasek, Elliot Easton, Greg Hawkes and David Robinson and letting their fans go wild.

Since reuniting last year, the band has recorded a new full-length album together, their first since 1987. Move Like This is due out May 10.

Cars tour dates:

5/10/11 Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo
5/12/11 Los Angeles, CA - Palladium
5/13/11 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
5/15/11 Denver, CO - The Fillmore
5/17/11 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
5/18/11 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
5/20/11 Toronto, ON - Sound Academy
5/23/11 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
5/25/11 New York, NY - Roseland Ballroom
5/26/11 Boston, MA - House of Blues

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