Young The Giant will be performing on the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards telecast, two days prior to kicking off their US tour with Incubus. They will be appearing in the "emerging artist" performance slot and are the only non-nominated band booked for the show.

"The last few months we have been seeing a lot more bands than we usually do in the hopes of finding that band that would stand out," Amy Doyle, executive producer of the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards told Billboard. "Their energetic live performance gave them the edge over other bands."

Here are the dates for their US tour:

8/30/11 Promowest Pavilion Columbus, OH
8/31/11 AE Stage Pittsburgh, PA
9/1/11 SPAC Saratoga, NY
9/3/11 Jones Beach Theater Wantagh, NY
9/4/11 PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel, NJ
9/7/11 Mohegan Sun Hartford,CT
9/9/11 Comcast Center Boston, MA
9/10/11 Susquehanna Bank Center Philadelphia, PA
9/11/11 Merriweather Post Pavillion Baltimore, MD
9/13/11 Virginia Beach Amphitheatre Virginia Beach, VA
9/16/11 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte, NC
9/18/11 1-800-ASK-GARY   Amphitheatre Tampa, FL
9/20/11 Bayfront Park Amphitheater Miami, FL
9/29/11 Gexa Energy Pavilion Dallas, TX
9/30/11 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Houston, TX
10/1/11 The Backyard at Bee Cave Austin, TX
10/5/11 Comerica Theatre Phoenix, AZ
10/7/11 Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, CA
10/8/11 The Joint at the Hard Rock Las Vegas, NV
10/9/11 Shoreline Amphitheatre San Francisco, CA