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Mount Eerie Announces September North American Tour Dates, Including Church Shows

A Crow Looked At Me Out Now via P.W. Elverum & Sun

May 31, 2017 Photography by Phil Elverum
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Mount Eerie, the project of Phil Elverum (who used to record as The Microphones), released an acclaimed new album, A Crow Looked At Me, back in March via Elverum's own label, P.W. Elverum & Sun. The album was written after his wife, Geneviève Elverum (née Gosselin and also known as Geneviève Castrée), passed away in July 2016 after losing her fight with pancreatic cancer. Now Elverum has announced some new Mount Eerie tour dates. The east coast shows will mainly take place in September and will simply feature Elverum and his guitar. Several of the venues are churches. Check out the dates below, followed by the video for "Ravens."

Geneviève was a musician and comic book artist who had recorded as both Woelv and Ô Paon. Geneviève was diagnosed with inoperable, stage four pancreatic cancer just four months after giving birth to their daughter and died a year later, leaving Elverum to raise their infant daughter on his own. A previous press release said Elverum recorded the album in the same room where Geneviève died, using mostly her instruments and writing the lyrics on her paper. The press release went on to say: "The songs are about the brutal details of that experience, from the hospitalizations to the grieving, the specific domestic banalities that become existential in the context of such huge and abrupt loss. These songs are not fun. They are pretty and they are deep, and they find a love that prevails beneath the overwhelming and real sorrow. It is unlike anything else in the Mount Eerie catalog in its unvarnished expressions of personal grief, metaphor-free." 

Mount Eerie Tour Dates:

Aug. 18 - Vancouver, BC - Christ Church Cathedral
Sept. 5 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
Sept. 7 - Raleigh, NC - Fletcher Theatre
Sept. 8 - Washington, DC - St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church
Sept. 9 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
Sept. 11 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Temple of Brooklyn
Sept. 13 - Boston, MA - Arts at the Armory
Sept. 15 - Providence, RI - Columbus Theatre
Sept 16 - Burlington, VT - Winooski United Methodist Church
Sept. 17 - Montreal, QC - Ukrainian Federation Hall
Sept 20 - Toronto, ON - Great Hall

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