Father John Misty (aka J. Tillman) who recently left Fleet Foxes, just announced a tour in support of his debut LP, Fear Fun, which is due out on May 1 via Sub Pop. He also just revealed the cover art, which is pictured above. The tour is being supported by Har Mar Superstar and it hits NYC on May 18 at Mercury Lounge and May 19 at Knitting Factory. Tickets for the Mercury show go on sale Friday (2/17) at noon with an AmEx presale starting today (2/15) at noon and tickets for the Knitting Factory show go on sale Friday (2/17) at 10 AM. All dates are listed below.
Like Bill Callahan, Father John Misty is one of the contributors to MOJO Mag's 'Songs of Leonard Cohen' tribute album. He offers his taste on the album's great closing track, "One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong." A 31 second clip of that recording is below.
Speaking of Har Mar Superstar, he'll be in NYC even sooner when he plays Glasslands on March 7 with Rewards and Rubbing Alcohol. Tickets for that show are still available. Meanwhile Har Mar is busy recording an album in Austin where he's also in the middle of a live residency at Mohawk with fellow Minneapolis residents Marijuana Deathsquads. Their next Austin show is tonight (2/15). Pictures from the last two are HERE and HERE.
Har Mar Superstar @ Mohawk - 2/8/12 (more by Tim Griffin)
All dates and FJM song clip below...
Father John Misty - "One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong" (Leonard Cohen Cover) Clip
Father John Misty -- 2012 Tour Dates
Feb 29 The New Pariah, Oakland CA
Mar 3 The Center for the Arts, Grass Valley CA
Mar 4 Crepe Place, Santa Cruz CA
May 2 The Casbah, San Diego CA
May 4 Natural History Museum - Mammal Gallery, Los Angeles CA
May 5 Bottom of The Hill, San Francisco CA
May 7 Neumos, Seattle WA
May 8 Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR
May 11 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis MN
May 12, Schubas Tavern, Chicago IL
May 14 The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto ONT
May 15 Petit Campus, Montreal PQ
May 16 Brighton Music Hall, Allston MA
May 18 Mercury Lounge, New York NY
May 19 Knitting Factory, Brooklyn NY
May 20 The Rock and Roll Hotel, Washington D.C.
May 26 The Mohawk, Austin TX
Har Mar Superstar -- other 2012 Tour Dates
02/15/12 Austin, TX Mowhawk US
02/20/12 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jack's US
02/24/12 Austin, TX Mowhawk US
03/07/12 Brooklyn, NY Glasslands US