Mountain Goats Unveil More Tour Dates

The Mountain Goats are one of the busiest groups of 2011. They’ve been restless and on the road since April, appearing at festivals like Lollapalooza and later alongside Bright Eyes and Megafaun. With the announcement of nearly 20 new tour dates, they’ll now be joined by freak-folk trio Nurses, as well as nursing some worthwhile causes.

The new dates, which run from December to April, will include at least two philanthropic pit stops: the “Second City” Letters to Santa benefit (12/6) in Chicago and the Invisible Children benefit (12/16) in LA. They’ll also play a Rolling Stones tribute show at Carnegie Hall (3/13), followed by the premiere of the John Darnielle/Owen Pallett collaboration, Transcendental Youth, in NYC (3/24) and London (4/2). Don’t be surprised if Darnielle and co. pull more dates out of a hat in the near future. They have a habit of doing so.

12-06 Chicago, IL – The Second City (Letters to Santa Benefit)
12-16 Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadour (Invisible Children Benefit)
01-19 Austin, TX – Antone’s ^
01-20 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s ^
01-21 New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s ^
01-23 Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder ^
01-24 Orlando, FL – The Social ^
01-25 Tampa, FL – Crowbar ^
01-27 St. Augustine, FL – The Original Cafe Eleven ^
01-28 Atlanta, GA – The Earl ^
01-30 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club ^
01-31 Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre ^
02-02 Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle ^
02-04 Saxapahaw, NC – The Haw River Ballroom ^
03-09 Denton, TX – 35 Denton Festival ^
03-13 New York, NY – Carnegie Hall (The Music of the Rolling Stones: Hot Rocks 1964-1971)
03-24 New York, NY – Ecstatic Music Festival *
04-02 London, England – The Barbican *

^ with the Nurses
* with Anonymous 4

The Mountain Goats’ most recent album, All Eternals Deck, was released this past March. They also released a new song, “Thucydides II-58?, this month. Stream it here.

MP3: The Mountain Goats – Damn These Vampires

The Mountain Goats – Estate Sale Sign

The Mountain Goats – No Children

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Mike Mineo

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