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Father John Misty Announces More Tour Dates, Weyes Blood to Support Some Shows

Pure Comedy Due Out This Friday via Sub Pop

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Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) is releasing a new 75-minute long album, Pure Comedy, this Friday (April 7) via Sub Pop worldwide (except in Europe, where it's a Bella Union release). Now he has announced some new tour dates, which include some U.S. dates in August, September, and October. Weyes Blood (aka Natalie Mering) will support most of the September and all of the October dates. Her last album, Front Row Seat to Earth, was Tillman's favorite album of 2016, according to a recent tweet (and was also featured on our Top 100 Albums of 2016 list). Check out the dates for both artists below, followed by the videos for Father John Misty's "Pure Comedy" and Weyes Blood's "Used to Be."

Read our recent interview with Weyes Blood on Front Row Seat to Earth. Also read our The End interview with Weyes Blood from last year.

Last night Tillman stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform "Ballad of the Dying Man" with a choir (watch the performance here). Yesterday we also posted some videos of Father John Misty performing on German late night TV and at BBC's 6 Music Festival in England.

Father John Misty has previously shared the album's six-and-a-half minute title track, "Pure Comedy," which comments on our current society, politics, and religion, via an accompanying video featuring images of President Donald Trump, among others. Then he shared another new song from the album, "Two Wildly Different Perspectives," via its video featuring images of kids interacting with guns, which was followed two days later by another song, "Ballad of the Dying Man." He also performed a 13-minute long song, "Leaving LA," on BBC Radio 6. More recently he shared "Total Entertainment Forever" and performed "Pure Comedy" and "Total Entertainment Forever" on Saturday Night Live. He also shared a funny "unboxing" video where he showed off the packaging of the deluxe vinyl edition of the album, while dressed in his pajamas and three "generic pop songs" not found on the album that he has since deleted. And then there was the ridiculous 2:44 radio edit of the 13-minute long "Leaving LA."

Tillman and long-time producer Jonathan Wilson co-produced Pure Comedy, which was mixed by Tillman, Wilson, and Trevor Spencer, and mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios. Pure Comedy features string, horn, and choral arrangements by Gavin Bryars (Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet, Sinking of the Titanic) and there are additional contributions from Nico Muhly and Thomas Bartlett. The album's front/back covers and gatefold feature a "gargantuan original piece" by Ed Steed (The New Yorker). The deluxe 2xLP version will be on aluminum & copper vinyl and includes "a die-cut customizable jacket with four interactive 'background' sleeves (so you can have whatever sky you damn well feel like as the cover), all encased in a clear slipcase. Includes a fold-out poster and an exclusive holographic tarot card by Ed Steed."

The album is the follow-up to Father John Misty's excellent 2015-released sophomore album, I Love You, Honeybear. I Love You, Honeybear, was Under the Radar's #1 album of 2015. Consequently, Father John Misty was on the cover of our Best of 2015 print issue and you can read that cover story article here. Also read our earlier 2015 print article on Father John Misty and our earlier 2015 bonus Q&A with Tillman (also read our 2012 interview with him).

Father John Misty Tour Dates:

Apr. 12 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey's [Sold Out] @
Apr. 14 - Indio, CA - Coachella [Sold Out]
Apr. 21 - Indio, CA - Coachella [Sold Out]
May 05 - Toronto, ON - Royal Alexandra Theatre [Sold Out] %
May 06 - Toronto, ON - Royal Alexandra Theatre [Sold Out] %
May 10 - Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre [Sold Out] %
May 11 - Brooklyn, NY - BrooklynSteel !
May 13 - Mayer, Arizona - FORM Arcosanti Festival
May 15 - Chicago, IL  - Chicago Theatre [Sold Out] %
May 24 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre #
May 26 - Burnaby, BC - Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park
Jun. 07 - Mexico City, MX - Teatro Metropolitan***
Jun. 22 - 24 Oslo, NO - Piknik I Parken Festival
Jun. 21 - 25 - Somerset,UK - Glastonbury Festival
Jun. 23 - 25 - Ewijk, NL - Down the Rabbit Hole Festival
Jun. 27 - Lund, SE -Merejet !!
Jun. 28 - Stockholm, SE - Cirkus !!
June 30 - Roskilde, DK - Roskilde Festival
Jul.  21 - 23 - Wooyung, AUS - Splendour in The Grass Festival
Jul. 28 - 30 -  Niigata, JP - Fuji Rock Festival
Aug. 04 - 06 - Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival
Aug. 18 - Winnipeg, MB - Interstellar Rodeo - The Forks
Aug. 19 - Minneapolis, MN - Surly Brewing Festival Field *
Aug. 25 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre **
Aug. 26 - Portland, OR - Project Pabst
Aug. 31- Sep. 03 - Dorset, UK - End of the Road Festival
Sep. 01 - Sep. 03 -  Stradbally, IE - Electric Picnic
Sep. 13 - Boston, MA - Blue Hills Pavilion $
Sep. 14 - Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theatre $
Sep. 15 - Philadelphia, PA - Skyline Stage at the Mann $
Sep. 18 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall ^
Sep. 19 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre ^
Sep. 20 - Chicago, IL - Auditorium Theatre ^
Sep. 22 - St. Louis, MO - Peabody Opera House ^
Sep. 23 - Columbus, OH - Palace Theatre ^
Sep. 25 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium ^
Sep. 26 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium ^
Sep. 27 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle ^
Sep. 29 - Austin, TX - Bass Concert Hall ^
Sep. 30 - Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory ^
Oct. 01 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall ^
Oct. 04 - Phoenix, AZ - Orpheum Theatre ^
Oct. 05 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park ^
Oct. 06 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park ^
Oct. 07 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre $
Oct. 11 - Santa Barbara, CA - Arlington Theatre ^
Oct. 12 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl ^
Oct. 13 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre ^
Oct. 14 - Pomona, CA - Fox Theater Pomona ^
Nov. 11 - Paris, FR - Le Trianon ^
Nov. 12 - Brussels, BE - Ancienne Belgique ^
Nov. 14 - Berlin, DE - Huxley's ^
Nov. 16 - Milan, IT - Fabrique 
Nov. 18 - Barcelona, ES - Razzmatazz ^
Nov. 19 - Madrid, ES - La Riviera ^
Nov. 20 - Lisbon, PT - Coliseu dos Recreios ^
 
@ with Tim Heidecker
% w/ Dams of the West
# w/ Entrance
^ w/ Weyes Blood
! w/ Adam Green
!! w/ Hamilton Leithauser
$ w/ Phosphorescent
* w/ Tennis
** w/ Jenny Lewis
*** w/ Adanowsky

Weyes Blood Tour Dates:

April 5 - Bordeaux, FR - I-Boat *
April 6 - La Roche-sur-Yon, FR - Fuzz'Yon *
April 7 - Tourcoing, FR - Le Grand Mix *
April 8 - Rotterdam, NL - Motel Mozaique Festival *
April 11 - Paris, FR - Point Ephemere *
April 13 - London, UK - The Dome *
April 14 - Manchester, UK - Soup Kitchen *%
April 15 - Dublin, IE - The Workman's Club *
May 12 - 14 - Arcosanti, AZ - FORM
June 8 - 10 - Barcelona, ES - Primavera
June 21-25 - Calgary, AB - Sled Island Festival
June 29 - Roskilde, DK - Roskilde Festival
July 15 - Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
Sep. 18 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall ^
Sep. 19 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre ^
Sep. 20 - Chicago, IL - Auditorium Theatre ^
Sep. 22 - St. Louis, MO - Peabody Opera House ^
Sep. 23 - Columbus, OH - Palace Theatre ^
Sep. 25 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium ^
Sep. 26 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium ^
Sep. 27 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle ^
Sep. 29 - Austin, TX - Bass Concert Hall ^
Sep. 30 - Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory ^
Oct. 01 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall ^
Oct. 04 - Phoenix, AZ - Orpheum Theatre ^
Oct. 05 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park ^
Oct. 06 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park ^
Oct. 11 - Santa Barbara, CA - Arlington Theatre ^
Oct. 12 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl ^
Oct. 13 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre ^
Oct. 14 - Pomona, CA - Fox Theater Pomona ^
Nov. 11 - Paris, FR - Le Trianon ^
Nov. 12 - Brussels, BE - Ancienne Belgique ^
Nov. 14 - Berlin, DE - Huxley's ^
Nov. 16 - Milan, IT - Fabrique ^
Nov. 18 - Barcelona, ES - Razzmatazz
Nov. 19 - Madrid, ES - La Riviera ^
Nov. 20 - Lisbon, PT - Coliseu dos Recreios ^
 
* with Jack Ladder
% with Drugdealer
^ with Father John Misty

 

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