The Mountain Goats schedule 2012 tour dates


    The Mountain Goats’ latest LP, All Eternals Deck, is not yet a year old. However, as the band’s website reports, John Darnielle and co. will hit the road early next year to preview another batch of new material. Explains Darnielle in the brilliantly-titled entry ‘Putting the Cyborgs On Notice’:

    “One small word about these shows. For years bands have been pretty judicious about playing unreleased new material, because much of it becomes available online immediately, even when the new songs are still in fairly raw form. We, too, have gotten into the bad habit of holding new stuff back. We are done with that whole philosophy, though. I miss playing stuff that’s unreleased & unrecorded, stuff that still stings fresh. So we got together and decided to tour the new songs before we even record them. I don’t guess that we’ll be touring all ten of the new songs I’ve written for the next album (eleven if you count one that’s presently being herded back and forth between its cell & the chopping block), but be advised that if you’re the sort of person who wants as many surprises as possible when you hear a new album, you should tread lightly around recordings of these shows, because we’re not going to be holding the best ones back for the album release like people tend to do now.”

    The trek kicks off in Austin on January 19th and has the band hitting Houston, New Orleans, and multiple cities in Florida, Georiga, and North Carolina before coming to a close in Saxapahaw, NC on February 4th. Portland-based indie rockers Nurses will serve as support.


    Also on the band’s upcoming schedule are a pair of holiday benefit shows for Second City’s ‘Letters to Santa’ and Invisible Children, as well as an appearance at the Denton, TX-based 35 Denton music festival. What’s more, Darnielle will perform two wildly different sets in New York City in March. On the 9th, he’ll take part in a Rolling Stones tribute concert at Carnegie Hall, alongside Rosanne Cash, Glen Hansard, and more. Then, on the 24th, he’ll preview songs from a collaboration with Owen Pallett,  Transcendental Youth, at the Ecstatic Music Festival. Check out the band’s entire tour schedule below.

    The Mountain Goats 2011-2012 Tour Dates:
    12/06 – Chicago, IL @ ETC Theatre (Second City’s ‘Letters to Santa’)
    12/16 – Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour (Invisible Children Holiday Benefit Show)
    01/19 – Austin, TX @ Antone’s *
    01/20 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s *
    01/21 – New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’s *
    01/23 – Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder *
    01/24 – Orlando, FL @ The Social *
    01/25 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar *
    01/27 – St. Augustine, FL @ Cafe Eleven *
    01/28 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl *
    01/30 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt *
    01/31 – Charlotte, NC @ The Visulite *
    02/02 – Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle *
    02/04 – Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom *
    03/09 – Denton, TX @ 35 Denton
    03/13 – New York, NY @ Carnegie Hall
    03/24 – New York, NY @ Kaufmann Concert Hall (Ecstatic Music Festival) ^
    04/02 – London, UK @ The Barbican ^

    * = w/ Nurses
    ^ = w/ Anonymous 4

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