The Mountain Goats Bring Rare Duo Tour Dates To West Coast

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 04.01.14 in News

Thanks to the success of a couple tour legs last year, The Mountain Goats will be performing as a duo on the west coast this June for the first time since 2007. Dubbed “The Mountain Goats Twin Inhuman Highway Fiends Tour” and featuring bassist Peter Hughes alongside frontman John Darnielle, the trek starts in Denver on June 5 and winds down on June 22 in Austin.

“We don’t really get a chance to do the duo thing much any more,” Darnielle said in a press release. “It is a blast, and it gets us into all-ages rooms, and we get around to a bunch of songs that’ve been lurking in shadowy corners for ages waiting for the bright fuel of the footlights … If the all-ages duo tour from last summer is any indicator, it is going to be a huge party.”

If you prefer Darnielle’s solo performances, he’ll also be bringing that to select cities this month. More robust full band renditions of the Goats catalog will also happen at Merge’s twenty-fifth anniversary show on July 25 in Carrboro, NC. Check out a full rundown of dates and details below, and look out for Darnielle’s debut novel Wolf in White Van — he’s also a longtime columnist for the metal magazine Decibel — on September 30…

The Mountain Goats tour dates:
4/15 Northampton, MA – Pearl Street Nightclub *
4/16 Boston, MA – Somerville Theatre *
4/17 Hudson, NY – Club Helsinki *
4/19 Chicago, IL – Old Town School of Folk Music *
4/20 Chicago, IL – Old Town School of Folk Music *
4/21 Iowa City, IA – First United Methodist Church *
6/5 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre ^
6/7 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court ^
6/8 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory ^
6/10 Seattle, WA – The Showbox ^
6/11 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom ^
6/13 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill ^
6/14 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill ^
6/17 Los Angeles, CA – Mayan Theater ^
6/18 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom ^
6/20 Denton, TX – Dan’s Silverleaf ^
6/21 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s ^
6/22 Austin, TX – The Mohawk ^
6/27 Saxapahaw, NC – Haw River Ballroom *
7/25 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle (Merge 25) #

* John Darnielle solo
^ John Darnielle and Peter Hughes duo
# full band