The Mountain Goats have announced new tour dates beginning January 19 in Austin, TX.
The Mountain Goats have been keeping busy since their summer tour in support of their Merge debut All Eternals Deck. They have shared the stage with John Hodgman, Roseanne Cash, Kristen Schaal, Wyatt Cenac, Eugene Mirman, and others at various â€œvarietyâ€ shows. The Mountain Goats will close out 2011 with a couple of solo sets for charity, and then they will get right back to work.
In addition to the new tour dates visiting parts of the south they missed in 2011, the Mountain Goats will perform two special shows with Anonymous 4, appear at the 35 Denton Festival, and join â€œThe Music of the Rolling Stonesâ€ at Carnegie Hall in March.
SPIN praised the Mountain Goatsâ€™ frontman John Darnielle as â€œindie rockâ€™s greatest lyricistâ€ on the cover of their April issue, while Rolling Stone touted him as an â€œace word-slinger.â€
The Mountain Goats on tour:
* = w/ Nurses
Dec 06 Chicago, IL â€“ The Second City That Never Sleeps â€œLetters to Santaâ€ benefit
Dec 16 Los Angeles, CA â€“ Troubadour Invisible Children Holiday Benefit show
Jan 19 Austin, TX â€“ Antoneâ€™s*
Jan 20 Houston, TX â€“ Fitzgeraldâ€™s*
Jan 21 New Orleans, LA â€“ Tipitinaâ€™s*
Jan 23 Tallahassee, FL â€“ Club Downunder*
Jan 24 Orlando, FL â€“ The Social*
Jan 25 Tampa, FL â€“ Crowbar*
Jan 27 St. Augustine, FL â€“ The Original Cafe Eleven*
Jan 28 Atlanta, GA â€“ The Earl*
Jan 30 Athens, GA â€“ 40 Watt Club*
Jan 31 Charlotte, NC â€“ Visulite Theatre*
Feb 02 Asheville, NC â€“ Grey Eagle*
Feb 04 Saxapahaw, NC â€“ The Haw River Ballroom*
Mar 09 Denton, TX â€“ 35 Denton Festival*
Mar 13 New York, NY â€“ Carnegie Hall: â€œThe Music of the Rolling Stones: Hot Rocks 1964â€“1971â€
Mar 24 New York, NY â€“ Ecstatic Music Festival w/ Anonymous 4
Apr 02 London, UK â€“ The Barbican w/ Anonymous 4