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The Mountain Goats Announce Full Band Tour This October, Won’t Be Covering Rush

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The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle recently announced a brief “All Roads Lead to Lincoln” solo mini-tour to go down this September. Now he has announced a full band Mountain Goats U.S. tour to happen this October. It’s in support of the band’s recent wrestling-themed album, Beat the Champ. Darnielle has released a long ALL-CAPS, punctuation-free, statement about the tour that includes a promise not to cover Rush:

“I’M AT HOME IN THE WOODSHED STOP IT SMELLS AWESOME IN THE WOODSHED STOP I KNOW USUALLY WHEN PEOPLE BRING UP SMELL THEY’RE ABOUT TO SAY SOMETHING SMARTASS BUT I’M SERIOUS STOP THE WOODSHED IS AWESOME BECAUSE IT SMELLS LIKE WOOD STOP CEDAR PINE REDWOOD HICKORY YOU SIMPLY HAVE TO LOVE THE SMELL OF TREES STOP TREES GENERALLY REALLY STOP SO THE WOODSHED IS A GREAT PLACE TO BE AS LONG AS YOU DON’T GET TOO SENTIMENTAL ABOUT THE TREES STOP BECAUSE TO DO WHAT YOU GOTTA DO IN THE WOODSHED SOME STUFF HAS GOTTA GO DOWN WITH THE TREES STOP ANYHOW STOP

I PERSONALLY WILL BE EMERGING FROM THE WOODSHED IN LATE AUGUST STOP I WILL PREPARE A PATH FROM THE WOOSHED STOP WE AS A BAND WILL EMERGE FROM OUR INDIVIDUAL WOODSHEDS ON 2 OCTOBER IN KNOXVILLE TENNESSEE TO COMPLETE THE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR OF BEAT THE CHAMP STOP WE WILL PLAY EIGHT SHOWS STOP THEREAFTER WE WILL DEPART FOR EUROPE AS PREVIOUSLY DISCUSSED STOP WHEN WE HAVE RETURNED FROM THE EUROPEAN SHOWS I WILL BE BARRICADING MYSELF IN THE WOODSHED WHERE I AM HARD AT WORK ON AN ALTAR STOP IT’S AN ALTAR TO TREES MADE OUT OF TREES STOP IT’S A VERY SELF-REFERENTIAL ALTAR STOP

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE MOUNTAIN GOATS ON THE BEAT THE CHAMP TOUR IN NORTH AMERICA THESE EIGHT SHOWS ARE YOUR LAST OPPORTUNITY TO DO STOP PLEASE JOIN US ON THE BY FOR AND ABOUT THE TREES SOUTHEASTERN TOUR FALL 2015 STOP WE WILL NOT BE PLAYING RUSH’S “THE TREES” WE DON’T HAVE THAT KIND OF CHOPS STOP”

The Mountain Goats Tour Dates:

Sep 8 St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway ^
Sep 9 Lawrence, KS - Lawrence Arts Center ^
Sep 10 Lincoln, NE - Vega ^
Sep 12 Ames, IA - Maximum Ames Music Festival ^
Oct 2 Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre
Oct 3 Charlotte, NC - Neighborhood Theatre
Oct 4 Birmingham, AL - Saturn
Oct 5 Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club
Oct 7 Fort Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
Oct 8 Orlando, FL - The Beachum Theatre
Oct 9 St. Augustine, FL - Colonial Quarters
Oct 10 Tampa, FL - The Orpheum
Nov 12 Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
Nov 13 Glasgow, UK - Art School
Nov 14 Dublin, IR - Whelans
Nov 15 Manchester, UK - Gorilla
Nov 17 Bristol, UK - Trinity
Nov 18 Brighton, UK - Komedia
Nov 19 London, UK - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
^ John Darnielle solo



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