Mountain Goats

As announced back in November, The Mountain Goats (aka John Darnielle and band) are going on tour with Nurses this month, starting at Antone's on 1/19. Hopefully you got a ticket because the Austin show is now sold out. The tour continues in Houston on 1/20 (tickets are still on sale for that one). All dates are listed below.

John writes:

"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."

All tour dates, including 35 Denton in March, are listed below...

The Mountain Goats -- 2012 Tour Dates

19 - Antone's** (SOLD OUT) , Austin, TX
20 - Fitzgerald's**, Houston, TX
21 - Tipitina's** , New Orleans, LA
23 - Club Downunder** , Tallahassee, FL
24 - The Social**, Orlando, FL
25 - Crowbar**, Tampa, FL
27 - The Original Cafe Eleven** , St. Augustine, FL
28 - The Earl** , Atlanta, GA
30 - The 40 Watt**, Athens, GA
31 - The Visulite Theatre**, Charlotte, NC

2 - The Grey Eagle** , Asheville, NC
3 - The Blind Tiger** , Greensboro, NC
4 - The Haw River Ballroom** , Saxapahaw, NC

9 - 35 Denton , Denton, TX
13 - The Music of The Rolling Stones' Hot Rocks 1964-1971 at Carnegie Hall New York, NY
24 - Ecstatic Music Festival* New York, NY

2 - The Barbican* , London, England

* with Anonymous 4
** with Nurses