Following the recent announcement that they have joined the incredible Bluesfest 2017 lineup, The Mountain Goats have now announced a series of headline tour dates around Australia in April 2017.
The tour will mark the first time that the esteemed group have touched down on Aussie soil in five years, and they’ll be bringing their show to Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide as well as Bluesfest in Byron Bay.
The tour comes in support of their fifteenth (!) album Beat the Champ, which came out in April last year. On the album’s conception, lead singer/songwriter John Darnielle has explained, “I wrote these songs to re-immerse myself in the blood and fire of the visions that spoke to me as a child, and to see what more there might be in them now that I’m grown.”
The tour will also come just after the release of Darnielle’s second book, Universal Harvester, due out in February.
See dates and details below. Pre-sale tickets will be available from this Wednesday November 23 at 10am, while a general sale will take place from Friday November 25 at 10am. Tickets and more information can be found at handsometours.com.
Mountain Goats 2017 Australian Tour Dates
Thursday 6th April: Badlands, Perth
Saturday 8th April: The Grace Emily, Adelaide
Sunday 9th April: The Factory Theatre, Sydney
Wednesday 12th April: Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Read our Flashback Friday feature on The Mountain Goats, The Sunset Tree