Posted in music | tour dates on July 28, 2009

Of Montreal & Janelle Monae @ MHOW (more by Tim Griffin)
Of Montreal

Of Montreal just had an exciting weekend. Jon Brion (who they have collaborated with) opened for them at the Fox Theatre in Oakland on Friday (7/24). Then they (and Dengue Fever) opened for Grace Jones at Hollywood Bowl on Sunday (7/26)...

"Kevin Barnes, the Georges Bataille-reading, polyamorous frontman, turned in a focused performance with an occasional feisty edge. Though the Athens, Ga., band is a keen, aesthetic fit with Jones, its circus-like hysterics and verbose lyrics didn't seem to capture the audience, who seemed mostly unfamiliar with the band and impatient for the main act." [LA Times]
Janelle Monae joined Of Montreal on stage during their Hollywood Bowl set for "For Our Elegant Caste" and the Bowie cover "Moonage Daydream". Janelle did the same when she opened for the band at all three of their Brooklyn shows in April (all three were at Music Hall of Williamsburg).

Of Montreal's next NYC show is about to be announced, and that will take place on September 18th at Terminal 5. Tickets will cost $25 in advance ($30 day of show).

Janelle Monae's next NYC show is with Erykah Badu on Governors Island.

Grace Jones's next NYC show is this Thursday at Hammerstein Ballroom. No opener that I know of at that one. Tickets are still on sale.

Of Montreal's new video for "Mingusings", some videos from Hollywood Bowl, and all tour dates below...

Of Montreal Hollywood Bowl (opening for Grace Jones)

of Montreal - Mingusings (new video)

Of Montreal "A Sentence of Sorts in Kongsvinger" Live Hollywood Bowl 7.26.09

Of Montreal feat. Janelle Monae "Moonage Daydream (David Bowie Cover)" Live Hollywood Bowl 7.26.09

Grace Jones @ Hollywood Bowl

Grace Jones sings Libertango & Hurricane @ Hollywood Bowl

Of Montreal - 2009 Tour Dates
8/7 - - Chicago, IL - - Lollapalooza (Vitamin Water Stage)
8/9 - - Houston, TX - - Free Press Summer Fest
8/29 - - San Diego, CA - - Street Scene
9/12 - - Morrison, CO - - Monolith Festival
9/18 - - New York, NY -- Terminal 5



Comments (21)

Man, that Grace Jones is so weird. I would love to see her this Thursday!

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2009 6:17 PM

Terminal 5.... AWESOME!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2009 6:21 PM

I loved her in the Pee Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special.

Posted by Kurt C. | July 28, 2009 7:37 PM

Why do you do features on the piece of shit Outback Steakhouse band? Seriously. They changed the lyrics of their song to sell crappy food. Is there a clearer definition of fucking SELL OUTS?

People are sheep.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2009 9:24 PM

People like 9:24 still exist? Man, what's it like still living in 2006?

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2009 9:29 PM

terMEHnal 5

Posted by meh | July 28, 2009 10:42 PM

That Outback commercial helped fund all of the wacky shit they bring on stage, and they definitely pout on a fun show.

Posted by Kurt C | July 29, 2009 9:07 AM

of Montreal were the first band ever to license a song for a commercial. It's true. They are such sell-outs. I can barely tell the difference between "Skeletal Lamping" and the latest Jonas Brothers album. Corporate shills.

Posted by wembley | July 29, 2009 9:28 AM

i walked out of an Of Montreal show in NC because it was pure schtick. Like a Gwar show, but gay as hell. A super gay Gwar is what they are.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2009 9:41 AM

Of Montreal didn't license the song for Outback, their bullshit label did. Stupids.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2009 10:21 AM

is that Bruno?

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2009 10:34 AM

Of Montreal owes so much to this woman. i wonder if when Kevin Barnes is 61, he will be doing this or will he just be balding and paunch. She looks as frightening and cool as ever.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2009 10:58 AM

Gay Gwar sounds awesomely hot.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2009 12:09 PM

House of House has been added as opener for Grace Jones

Posted by brooklynvegan | July 29, 2009 1:04 PM

"A super gay Gwar is what they are"

GREAT comment! So true.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2009 3:47 PM

hahaha, gay Gwar is right. this new generation of hipsters has pussified rock music so much that it makes me feel ok to be almost 30.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2009 6:37 PM

anon 6:37...kevin barnes is 35 years old you clown. guess its back to being miserable about almost turning 30.

Posted by hospital beds | July 29, 2009 7:26 PM

ok 7;26, when I was 17 and rocking my cock off at shows, the musicians were about 30-35 yrs. of age. but they were never so pussy and "fabulous" as this Of Montreal pile of shit. Fuck your generation of pampered internet trolling pussies. Keep searching blogs for the next "it" band and keep shopping at Am App and listening to Animal Collective.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2009 10:10 PM

of Montreal is not a rock band, why expect them to sound/act like one?

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2009 11:07 PM

It's true, this band is just absolutely awful.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2009 10:25 AM

I like them. But I think live, they do remind me of a gay Gwar.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2009 5:32 PM

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