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Father John Misty Performs on Colbert, Announces International Fall Tour

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As we get into the last days of the rollout for Father John Misty’s much-anticipated third album, Pure Comedy, the promotion for the record seems to be ramping up. From the countless quotable and thought-provoking interviews and articles (we still think ours is the best), to his SNL performances, to his return to Twitter, it’s hard to deny that Mr. Tillman has dominated the music press cycle over the last couple of months.

Last night, he once again found himself on the late-night TV stage as he returned to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to play Pure Comedy highlight “The Ballad of the Dying Man.” Compared to his last appearance on the show, Tillman keeps things on the tamer side and turns in an excellent performance, aided in no small part by the chorus of singers off to his left. There’s also a nice little moment where he slightly flubs a lyric heading into the song’s last verse and quickly laughs it off as he keeps on rolling.

Keeping up the momentum, this morning Misty announced a bevy of new international tour dates. From the looks of it, he’ll be on the road from now through to Thanksgiving, with only a few breaks in between, so if you were hoping to get a chance to see him bring Pure Comedy to life, then odds are you’ll have that chance (provided you live in North America or Europe). He’ll be joined throughout the year by a rotating slate of excellent supporting acts, including Jenny Lewis, Phosphorescent, Tennis and a lengthy run of shows with Weyes Blood.

Pure Comedy is out this Friday, April 7, via Sub Pop. Read our recent cover story on Misty here and our review of the record here, and watch the Colbert performance above. Below you’ll find Misty’s full tour slate, along with Paste Cloud audio from his 2012 Daytrotter Session and videos from a recent appearance on German comedy talk show Neo Magazin Royale in which he performed the album’s title track and “Total Entertainment Forever.”

Father John Misty Tour Dates:

April
12 – San Diego, Calif. @ Humphrey’s [Sold Out] $$
14 – Indio, Calif. @ Coachella [Sold Out]
21 – Indio, Calif. @ Coachella [Sold Out]

May
05 – Toronto, Canada @ Royal Alexandra Theatre [Sold Out] %
06 – Toronto, Canada @ Royal Alexandra Theatre [Sold Out] %
10 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Kings Theatre [Sold Out] %
11 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ BrooklynSteel !
13 – Mayer, Ariz. @ FORM Arcosanti Festival
15 – Chicago, Ill. @ Chicago Theatre [Sold Out] %
24 – Seattle, Wash. @ Paramount Theatre @
26 – Burnaby, Canada @ Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park

June
07 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Teatro Metropolitan +
22-24 – Oslo, Norway @ Piknik I Parken Festival
21-25 – Somerset, U.K. – Glastonbury Festival
23-25 – Ewijk, Netherlands @ Down the Rabbit Hole Festival
27 – Lund, Sweden @ Merejet !!
28 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Cirkus !!
30 – Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival

July
21-23 – Wooyung, Australia @ Splendour in The Grass Festival
28-30 – Niigata, Japan @ Fuji Rock Festival

August
04-06 – Montreal, Canada 2 Osheaga Festival
18 – Winnipeg, Canada @ Interstellar Rodeo – The Forks
19 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Surly Brewing Festival Field *
25 – Morrison, Colo. @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre ~
26 – Portland, Ore. @ Project Pabst
31-Sept. 03 – Dorset, U.K. @ End of the Road Festival

September
01-03 – Stradbally, Ireland @ Electric Picnic
13 – Boston, Mass. @ Blue Hills Pavilion $
14 – Port Chester, N.Y. @ Capitol Theatre $
15 – Philadelphia, Penn. @ Skyline Stage at the Mann $
18 – Toronto, Canada @ Massey Hall ^
19 – Royal Oak, Mich. @ Royal Oak Music Theatre ^
20 – Chicago, Ill. @ Auditorium Theatre ^
22 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Peabody Opera House ^
23 – Columbus, Ohio @ Palace Theatre ^
25 – Asheville, N.C. @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium ^
26 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Ryman Auditorium ^
27 – Atlanta, Ga. @ The Tabernacle ^
29 – Austin, Texas @ Bass Concert Hall ^
30 – Dallas, Texas 2 Bomb Factory ^

October
01 – Houston, Texas @ White Oak Music Hall ^
04 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Orpheum Theatre ^
05 – San Diego, Calif. @ The Observatory North Park ^
06 – San Diego, Calif. @ The Observatory North Park ^
07 – Berkeley, Calif. @ Greek Theatre $
11 – Santa Barbara, Calif. @ Arlington Theatre ^
12 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Brooklyn Bowl ^
13 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Greek Theatre ^
14 – Pomona, Calif. @ Fox Theater Pomona ^

November
11 – Paris, France @ Le Trianon ^
12 – Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique ^
14 – Berlin, Germany @ Huxley’s ^
16 – Milan, Italy @ Fabrique
18 – Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz ^
19 – Madrid, Spain @ La Riviera ^
20 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Coliseu dos Recreios ^

($$ – w/ Tim Heidecker)
(% – w/ Dams of the West)
(@ – w/ Entrance)
(^ – w/ Weyes Blood)
(! – w/ Adam Green)
(!! – w/ Hamilton Leithauser)
($ – w/ Phosphorescent)
(* – w/ Tennis)
(~ – w/ Jenny Lewis)
(+ – w/ Adanowsky)

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