Watch Father John Misty Perform a Song About Fired FBI Director James Comey While Eating Pizza

Pure Comedy Out Now via Sub Pop

May 10, 2017 Bookmark and Share


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Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) is no stranger to political commentary and he has now shared a brief video to Twitter that features him eating pizza (perhaps a reference to the Pizzagate conspiracy theory) and singing a short song about James Comey, the FBI Director who was fired by President Donald Trump last night. Comey was mounting an investigation into the Trump administration's ties to Russia, so the timing of his firing is considered suspect by many. The song features the lines: "James Comey was fired in the month of May/James Comey was fired from the CIA/ Well, he had Hillary's emails/And there was a recipe, recipe for risotto." Tillman then explained on Twitter that "CIA rhymes." Watch it below.

Father John Misty also just performed "Things It Would Have Been Helpful to Know Before the Revolution" for the Canadian radio show Q, on CBC. He sang while playing the drums. Watch video of that below too. 

Pick up or download Under the Radar's current print issue, the Spring 2017 Issue, to read our new cover story interview with Father John Misty about Pure Comedy. Also read our rave review of Pure Comedy.

Father John Misty released a new 75-minute long album, Pure Comedy, last month via Sub Pop worldwide (except in Europe, where it's a Bella Union release). 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:

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

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