The Mountian Goats Announce 2017 UK/European Tour Dates
American indie folk rockers the Mountain Goats announced a string of 2017 UK/European tour dates. A list of dates can be found below.
On May 19, 2017, the Mountain Goats will release their sixteenth studio album, Goths, via Merge Records. Bassist Peter Hughes described the album’s theme as goth, covering the bands that “never made it out of Fender’s Ballroom, the Gene Loves Jezebels of the world—the ones whose gothic paths were overtaken by the realities of life, or of its opposite.” The forthcoming effort will mark the first time the band did not incorporate any guitars, excluding bass guitar, into an album.
Regarding the tour, the band said the following: “We have a bunch of new songs to play of course and a bunch of ideas about what else to do and I am so excited to bring this show over to you all. First time in Norway since forever! Opening night in Leeds will be be me & Matt’s fourth-ever duo show! We’ll be listening to the tapes of last year’s three-night run for inspiration but of course also playing stuff from Goths and who knows what else — every time you change up the presentation, it opens up new possibilities in songs you might not otherwise even think of playing. Can’t wait. Thanks everybody for the long wait, I know we don’t get over to the other side of the Atlantic that often.”
The Mountain Goats 2017 European/UK Tour Dates
10/6/17 – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK
10/8/17 – Button Factory – Dublin, Ireland
10/9/17 – Glasgow Art School – Glasgow, UK
10/11/17 – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire – London, UK
10/12/17 – The Haunt – Brighton, UK
10/13/17 – De Helling – Utrecht, Netherlands
10/15/17 – Pumpehuset – København V, Denmark
10/16/17 – Debaser Strand – Stockholm, Sweden
10/17/17 – John Dee – Oslo, Norway