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The Mountain Goats announce a month of tours, plan to perform unrecorded tracks

The Mountain Goats

John Darnielle announced today that he and his band the Mountain Goats will be full-on touring this Winter. The band has been consistently performing since March’s All Eternals Deck, doing a bunch of shows at the beginning of the year, touring briefly with Bright Eyes this summer, and playing random events for the last few months. Now, though, they’ve released plans to headline a bunch of shows around the U.S. in January and February. Starting in Austin on January 19, Darnielle and crew will do twelve shows around Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina. Plus, these won’t just be more All Eternals Deck shows; Darnielle wrote on the Mountain Goats site today that the band has “decided to tour the new songs before we even record them … we’re not going to be holding the best ones back for the album release like people tend to do now”.

The Mountain Goats also have plans to perform in Chicago and L.A. in December, New York in March, and London in April. The New York dates are particularly exciting, as they’ll be playing the Ecstatic Music Festival with Owen Pallett and the Medievalist a capella Anonymous 4 and the Rolling Stones tribute concert at Carnegie Hall with Glen Hansard, Steve Earle, Rosanne Cash, Rich Robinson, and Carolina Chocolate Drops. Check out a full list of dates below.


The Mountain Goats 2011-2012 tour dates

Dec. 6 - Second City That Never Sleeps - Letters to Santa - Chicago, IL
Dec. 16 - Invisible Children Holiday Benefit Show at the Troubadour - Los Angeles, CA
Jan. 19 - Antone's - Austin, TX (with Nurses) 
Jan. 20 - Fitzgerald's - Houston, TX (with Nurses) 
Jan. 21 - Tipitina's - New Orleans, LA (with Nurses)
Jan. 23 - Club Downunder - Tallahassee, FL (with Nurses)
Jan. 24 - The Social - Orlando, FL (with Nurses)
Jan. 25 - Crowbar - Tampa, FL (with Nurses)
Jan. 27 - The Original Cafe Eleven - St. Augustine, FL (with Nurses)
Jan. 28 - The Earl - Atlanta, GA (with Nurses)
Jan. 30 - The 40 Watt - Athens, GA (with Nurses)
Jan. 31 - The Visulite Theatre - Charlotte, NC (with Nurses)
Feb. 2 - The Grey Eagle - Asheville, NC (with Nurses)
Feb. 4 - The Haw River Ballroom - Saxapahaw, NC (with Nurses)
Mar. 9 - 35 Denton - Denton, TX
Mar. 13 - The Music of The Rolling Stones' Hot Rocks 1964-1971 at Carnegie Hall - New York, NY
Mar. 24 - Ecstatic Music Festival - New York, NY (with Anonymous 4)
Apr. 2 - The Barbican - London, England (with Anonymous 4)