Father John Misty to Embark on Solo "Variety Show" Tour

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Some things were just meant to be. If you’ve ever seen Josh Tillman’s performances as Father John Misty, it’s as much about comedy and it is about his music. L.A. writer Kevin Bronson commented once that Misty was the return of Dean Martin, and a variety show tour seems less like surprise and more like an inevitability.

The variety dates kick off in Seattle on Oct. 6 and go through November, but not much detail is given on what to expect. Laughing, tunes, maybe a pickup game of Magic: The Gathering? Who knows. Tillman described it as “New songs, covers, way more talking,” in a tweet.

We do know the rising comedian Kate Berlant will be opening, and that we have all of Father John Misty’s current dates below. Also make sure to check out Paste writer Shane Ryan’s column on Tillman’s “brilliant, antagonistic relationship with his audience” here.

Father John Misty 2013 Tour Dates
July
6 – Quebec City, Quebec @ Quebec City Summer Festival
12 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Basilica Block Party
13 – Seattle, Wash @ Sub Pop Jubilee
24 – New York, N.Y. @ Terminal 5 #
25 – Boston, Mass. @ House of Blues #
26 – Portland, Me. @ Port City Music Hall ^
27 – Newport, R.I. @ Newport Folk Festival 
28 – Montauk, N.Y. @ Surf Lodge
30 – Pittsburgh, Pa, @ Mr. Smalls ^
31 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ^

August
1 – Chicago, Ill. @ Lincoln Hall (Official Lollapalooza After Show) ^
2 – Chicago, Ill. @ Lollapalooza 
3 – Toronto, Ontario @ Danforth Music Hall ^
4 – Montreal, Quebec @ Osheaga Music Festival
24 – Monterey, Calif. @ First City Festival

October
6 – Seattle, Wash. @ The Moore Theatre &
7 – Portland, Ore. @ Aladdin Theatre &
8 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Commodore &
12 – Chicago, Ill. @ The Vic &
13 – Madison, Wis. @ Capitol Theatre &
14 – Pontiac, Mich. @ Crofoot &
22 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Union Transfer &
23 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club &
24 – Richmond, Va.@ The National &
25 – Chapel Hill, N.C. @ Cat’s Cradle &
26 – Athens, Ga. @ Georgia Theatre &
28 – Dallas, Texas @ House of Blues &
29 – Austin, Texas @ Emo’s &
31 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Crescent &

November
1 – San Diego, Calif. @ House of Blues &
2 – Los Angeles, Calif @ The Wiltern &

#-w/ Wild Nothing
^-w/ Night Moves
&-w/ Kate Berlant

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