NEWS : TUE, FEB 28, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Father John Misty Shares 2017 ‘Pure Comedy’ Tour Dates PLUS He Performs on Saturday Night Live, March 4th

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[Photo credit: Guy Lowndes]

Cry those tears of joy, because Father John Misty’s first round of 2017 North American tour dates in support of Pure Comedy (out April 7th) are on the books. Headlining dates include Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre (May 5th and 6th), Brooklyn’s King Theatre (May 10th), Chicago Theatre (May 15th), The Paramount in Seattle (May 24th), Vancouver’s Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park (May 26th), and Mexico City’s Metropolitan Theatre (June 7th).

… and LIVE FROM NEW YORK, IT’S FATHER JOHN MISTY!!!! About to be the musical guest (with host Octavia Spencer) on Saturday Night Live this coming March 4th at 11:30pm /10:30pmCT on NBC.


Okay, alrighty… back to our regularly scheduled tour dates announcement:  Early pre-sales for upcoming shows begin March 1st through 2nd (check local listings), with tickets on sale to general public March 3rd at12pm (local time).  Pre-sales for the Mexico City date begin March 8th at 11am local time through March 9th with tickets on sale to the general public on March 10th at 11am (local time).
 
Father John Misty’s spring & summer international festival schedule includes 6 Music Festival in Glasgow (March 26th), Coachella (April 14th & 21st),  Form Arcosanti in Mayer, AZ (May 13th),  Piknik I Parken in Oslo (June 22nd - June 24th), Fuji Rock (July 28th - July 30th), Montreal’s Osheaga (August 4th - August 6th), and a headlining performance at End of the Road Festival in Dorset, UK (August 31st-September 3rd). See complete listings below.



Father John Misty’s “Ballad of the Dying Man” is a standout track from Pure Comedy. The track has earned raves from Pitchfork (“Best New Track”), Rolling Stone, Stereogum, The Ringer, SPIN, and more. The Ringer says of the track, “It is simultaneously plaintive and winking and obnoxious and beautiful, as all the good Father John Misty songs are.”  SPIN offers this, “ It opens with a descending chord progression on acoustic guitar and piano that recalls Neil Young’s “Motion Pictures,” then slides into a patient pop arrangement worthy of Elton John.”



Pure Comedy will be available on deluxe 2xLP / 2xLP / CD / DL / CS worldwide through Sub Pop and Bella Union. The album’s front/back covers and gatefold feature a gargantuan original piece (his first ever commission of its kind) by Ed Steed (The New Yorker). Preorder the album now through Father John Misty’s Official Store [in Australia or the rest of the world], our own Sub Pop Mega Mart, and also from Bella Union.


Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Mar. 26 - Glasgow, UK - 6Music Festival
Apr. 12 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey’s
Apr. 14 - Indio, CA - Coachella
Apr. 21 - Indio, CA - Coachella
May 05 - Toronto, ON - Royal Alexandra Theatre
May 06 - Toronto, ON - Royal Alexandra Theatre
May 10 - Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre
May 13 - Mayer, Arizona - FORM Arcosanti Festival
May 15 - Chicago, IL  - Chicago Theatre
May 24 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
May 26 - Burnaby, BC - Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park
Jun. 07 - Mexico City, MX - Metropolitan Theatre
Jun. 22 - 24 Oslo, NO - Piknik I Parken Festival
Jun. 23 - 25 - Ewijk, NL - Down the Rabbit Hole Festival
Jul. 28 - 30-  Niigata, JP - Fuji Rock Festival
Aug. 4 - 6 - Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival
Aug. 31- Sep. 03 - Dorset, UK - End of the Road Festival


Posted by Rachel White