Mountain Goats 2017 Tour – Dates, Ticket Info, Buy Goths, Listen to “Rain in Soho”

The Mountain Goats will launch their North American tour tomorrow night in Knoxville, TN at the Bijou Theatre. The band will be promoting their sixteenth studio album, Goths, which was released on May 19, 2017. The track, “Rain in Soho,” can be heard below.

Recorded at Blackbird Studio in Nashville, Goths peaked at #89 on the US Billboard 200, #85 in Scotland and #6 in New Zealand. The album was produced by Brandon Eggleston and Scott Solter – album artwork by Leela Corman.

Goths marks the first time the band did not incorporate any guitars, excluding bass guitar, into an album.

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1. “Rain in Soho” 4:46
2. “Andrew Eldritch Is Moving Back to Leeds” 4:18
3. “The Grey King and the Silver Flame Attunement” 4:54
4. “We Do It Different on the West Coast” 5:21
5. “Unicorn Tolerance” 5:24
6. “Stench of the Unburied” 4:30
7. “Wear Black” 4:11
8. “Paid in Cocaine” 3:57
9. “Rage of Travers” 5:54
10. “Shelved” (John Darnielle and Peter Hughes) 4:01
11. “For the Portuguese Goth Metal Bands” 4:10
12. “Abandoned Flesh”

About the album, bassist Peter Hughes said:

The theme this time around is goth, a subject closer to my heart perhaps than that of any Mountain Goats album previous. And while John writes the songs, as he always has, it feels more than ever like he’s speaking for all of us in the band, erstwhile goths (raises hand) or otherwise, for these are songs that approach an identity most often associated with youth from a perspective that is inescapably adult. Anyone old enough to have had the experience of finding oneself at sea in a cultural landscape that’s suddenly indecipherable will empathize with Pat Travers showing up to a Bauhaus show looking to jam, for example.

But underneath the outward humor, there is evident throughout a real tenderness toward, and solidarity with, our former fellow travelers—the friends whose bands 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. It’s something we talk about a lot, how fortunate and grateful we are to share this work, a career that’s become something more rewarding and fulfilling than I think any of us could have imagined. We all know how easily it could’ve gone the other way, and indeed for a long time did.”

The Mountain Goats 2017 North American Tour Dates
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Sep 08 Bijou Theatre Knoxville, TN
Sep 09 Headliners Louisville, KY
Sep 10 The Vogue Indianapolis, IN
Sep 11 The Sheldon Concert Hall St Louis, MO
Sep 13 The Englert Theatre Iowa City, IA
Sep 14 Madrid Theater Kansas City, MO
Sep 15 The Waiting Room Omaha, NE
Sep 16 Gothic Theatre Englewood, CO
Nov 06 9:30 Club Washington, DC
Nov 07 9:30 Club Washington, DC
Nov 08 Calvin Theatre Northampton, MA
Nov 10 White Eagle Hall Jersey City, NJ
Nov 11 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA – Sold Out
Nov 12 Brooklyn Steel Brooklyn, NY
Nov 13 House of Blues Boston, MA
Nov 15 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
Nov 16 Majestic Theatre Detroit, MI
Nov 17 Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL
Nov 18 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
Dec 02 Mr. Small’s Theatre Millvale, PA
Dec 04 Harvester Performance Center Rocky Mount, VA
Dec 05 The National Richmond, VA
Dec 06 Carolina Theatre Durham, NC

European / UK Tour Dates