The Mountain Goats Announce Tour Dates, Hit NYC in December

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A week after the Mountain Goats revealed the name (The Life of the World to Come), release date (10/06/09), and theme (biblical) of the follow-up to last year's excellent Heretic Pride, the band has posted a slew of tour dates. John Darnielle, Peter Hughes, and Jon Wurster come to New York on December 1, at Webster Hall, and December 2, at the Bell House. Final Fantasy open both dates, as they do throughout the tour. "Be advised," Darnielle writes on the Mountain Goats website, "that if your local independent music retailers have New Age and/or vintage CCM and/or decent grindcore sections, I will clear you out." May we still have local independent music retailers in this city come December. Full tour slate below.

    August
    21 - 2nd annual Durham, Be Easy, Durham, NC *

    September
    18 - Ithaca College Ithaca, NY *

    October
    9 - Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL *
    10 - QEH, London, England *
    11 - Ruby Lounge, Manchester, England *
    13 - Point Ephemere, Paris, France *
    15 - Magnet, Berlin, Germany *

    November
    4 - Ladies Literary Club (Calvin College), Grand Rapids, MI #
    5 - the Metro, Chicago, IL #
    6 - High Noon Saloon, Madison, WI #
    7 - Cedar Cultural Centre, Minneapolis, MN #
    10 - the Showbox, Seattle, WA #
    11 - Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR #
    14 - the Fillmore, San Francisco, CA #
    15 - Henry Fonda Theater, Los Angeles, CA #
    18 - Antones, Austin, TX #
    19 - Granada Theater, Dallas TX #
    20 - Mercy Lounge, Nashville TN #
    21 - the Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA #
    23 - the Social, Orlando, FL #
    24 - Café 11, St. Augustine, FL #
    27 - 9:30 Club, Washington, DC #
    28 - Theater of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA #
    29 - Wilbur Theatre, Boston MA #

    December
    1 - Webster Hall, New York, NY #
    2 - Bell House, Brooklyn, NY #

    * JD solo
    # full band, with Final Fantasy

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