Today, the Mountain Goats have announced new full band shows this fall. The tour will kick off on July 22nd in Chicago. The band’s latest album Beat The Champ is now out on Merge Records.
From the band:
THE MOUNTAIN GOATS HAVE NOW BEEN A QUARTET FOR A LITTLE OVER A YEAR and it is so inspiring it is to find ourselves here: “never do things too fast” has always been my motto: write a lot, release a lot, but only change up your game when it feels right, always be moving forward but kick back strongly at anybody trying to grab hold of your shoulders and push you in any particular kinda direction. This philosophy is why we didn’t go into a recording studio at all until we were good and ready, why we didn’t have a full-time drummer until 2007, and it’s why we knew, when Matt Douglas showed up on the scene, that we were headed into new terrain.
WE’RE WORKING ON NEW STUFF NOW. As is usually the case, I know more about it than I’m gonna tell you outright, because the best things gestate in the secret darkness and only emerge when the portents say it’s time. But the best place to prepare for the spring festival is in the arena: in front of an audience, I mean, in clubs, on stages, in the actual thick of things. It’s where the road ahead becomes clearest. It’s where the indicators glow brightest. It’s where we live.
EVERY SHOW ON THE BRINE CRYPT EXODUS TOUR SOLD OUT EXCEPT FOR THE ONE WHERE WE SOLD THE MOST TICKETS, which is totally hilarious, but I mention this by way of saying: we’re touring in the fall. Full electric tour at full volume, all four of us. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 29. The smaller rooms will sell out quicker, the bigger ones may take a minute, fair warning as Van Halen said on the album that has “Unchained” on it, which they said the same year that Rufus released Camouflage, which you should go listen to right now because it’s one of the best albums anywhere. As for us, we’ll see you in the fall!
The Mountain Goats on tour:
Jul 22 Chicago, IL — Subterranean
Sep 18 Baltimore, MD — Ram’s Head Live
Sep 19 Richmond, VA — The National
Sep 20 Charlottesville, VA — Jefferson Theater
Sep 22 Bloomington, IN — Buskirk-Chumley Theatre
Sep 23 Bloomington, IL — The Castle Theatre
Sep 26 Iowa City, IA — The Englert Theatre
Sep 27 Milwaukee, WI — Pabst Theater
Sep 28 Madison, WI — Majestic Theater
Sep 30 Omaha, NE — The Waiting Room
Oct 01 Kansas City, MO — Madrid Theater
Oct 02 Columbia, MO — The Blue Note
Oct 03 Maquoketa, IA — Codfish Hollow Barnstormers