With the release of last year’s critically acclaimed Transcendental Youth in their rear view, the original The Mountain Goats duo of John Darnielle and Peter Hughes will look to shake things up in 2013 as they head out on tour. As explained in a blog post:
“We are pleased to report that a year-plus worth of talking about touring the Mountain Goats in alternate configurations to all-ages rooms is yielding its first fruits this June, in the form of the TUTTLINGEN WARRIORS TOUR 2013, whose name is an inside joke, I’ll tell you about it between songs at some point during the tour, I have too much else still to cover here to get into it right now. We’re bringing out the Baptist Generals, one of our favorite bands, who have a new album coming out — their first in years — and for Peter and I this is a huge event, like on an “unheard post-Marquee Moon pre-Adventure Television album discovered” level: some bands you know will someday get the acclaim that’s due them and this is one of them. Their new album is so deeply moving I’m not even going to get into it right now, here, try this, see what I mean, are you enjoying the continuing effects of José Saramago on my use of the comma, I hope so because I can no longer help it.
We’re hitting several places we haven’t been before and some we haven’t managed to get back to in years (what’s up Hoboken), and yes, in case you missed it in the avalanche of dependent clauses above: all dates are all-ages. All of them. Hell yes, I say, it’s about time, sorry it took so long. I have been squirreled away cobbling together a master setlist through the early months of this year (will we be attempting “Fall of the Star High School Running Back”? signs point to “yes”) and Peter and I will be getting into rehearsal sometime this month, where I look forward to hearing “no, John, that’s not how you played it on the tape” at least once and realistically more times than once.”
The tour will hit a litany of venues in the North-East US starting June 3rd in Washington DC. Peep the full area dates, including a stop at Maxwell’s, below.
06/03 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
06/04 – York, PA – Capitol Performing Arts
06/05 – Hoboken, NJ – Maxwell’s
06/07 – New Haven, CT – Center Church on the Green
06/08 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
06/09 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Ballroom
06/11 – Munhall, PA – Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead