In June, The Mountain Goats will descend upon the west coast in their duo formation of John Darnielle and Peter Hughes, affectionally named The Mountain Goats Twin Inhuman Highway Fiends Tour 2014.
John on the duo dates:
Last year Peter and I did a couple of duo tours: the U.S. one took us as far west as Chicago, and the European one went all the way out to Barcelona. We don't really get a chance to do the duo thing much any more. It is a blast, and it gets us into all-ages rooms, and we get around to a bunch of songs that've been lurking in shadowy corners for ages waiting for the bright fuel of the footlights. I would like, therefore, to alert the west coast, my old stomping grounds, that we are stomping your way duo-style for the first time since 2007, and that all the shows are all-ages, and that if the all-ages duo tour from last summer is any indicator, it is going to be a huge party.
The Mountain Goats also have several solo dates this month in the northeast, and the full band will regroup for the Merge 25 Festival in July.
Also, watch The Mountain Goats pay tribute to the Ramones in the A.v. Club's new series, Pioneering.
The Mountain Goats on tour:
Apr 15 Northampton, MA — Pearl Street Nightclub *
Apr 16 Boston, MA — Somerville Theatre *
Apr 17 Hudson, NY — Club Helsinki *
Apr 19 Chicago, IL — Old Town School of Folk Music *
Apr 20 Chicago, IL — Old Town School of Folk Music *
Apr 21 Iowa City, IA — First United Methodist Church *
Jun 05 Denver, CO — Gothic Theatre ^
Jun 07 Salt Lake City, UT — Kilby Court ^
Jun 08 Boise, ID — Knitting Factory ^
Jun 10 Seattle, WA — The Showbox ^
Jun 11 Portland, OR — Wonder Ballroom ^
Jun 13 San Francisco, CA — Bottom of the Hill ^
Jun 14 San Francisco, CA — Bottom of the Hill ^
Jun 15 San Francisco, CA — Bottom of the Hill ^
Jun 17 Los Angeles, CA — Mayan Theater ^
Jun 18 Phoenix, AZ — The Crescent Ballroom ^
Jun 20 Denton, TX — Dan’s Silverleaf ^
Jun 21 Houston, TX — Fitzgerald’s ^
Jun 22 Austin, TX — The Mohawk ^
Jun 27 Saxapahaw, NC — Haw River Ballroom *
Jul 25 Carrboro, NC — Cat’s Cradle (Merge 25) #
* John Darnielle solo
^ John Darnielle and Peter Hughes duo
# full band