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    Fri, 03 Aug 2012 12:26:37

    The Mountain Goats to Tour This Fall - They hit the road Oct. 9

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    Indie rock roost rulers The Mountain Goats will hit the road on October 9.

    Opening for the Mountain Goats will be Matthew E. White, who wrote the horn arrangements for the Goats' forthcoming release, Transcendental Youth [October 2 on Merge Records]. Matthew E. White will be performing his debut album Big Inner with a 9-piece band; his horn section, in this special tour engagement, will join in the Mountain Goats' set. John Darnielle writes of the collaboration: "One of my fondest memories of the Transcendental Youth recording sessions is listening in the control room as Matthew and his players brought his horn arrangements to life on the other side of the glass. Me and Peter and Jon just sat there with our jaws on the floor. We can't wait to hear it come together live."

    Before the tour kicks off, the Mountain Goats will play a covers and rarities set at the Hopscotch Music Festival on September 7 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Then on October 6 in Durham, the Mountain Goats will perform the program Transcendental Youth with the world-renowned vocal quartet, Anonymous 4.

    Five songs from Transcendental Youth, in special vocal arrangements by Owen Pallett, serve as the hub of the program, which also spans the catalog of both the Mountain Goats and Anonymous 4. The program was performed earlier this year at the Ecstatic Music Festival in New York City and at The Barbican in London.

    And enjoy "Cry for Judas" from the album while you are at it:

    Tour Dates:

    9/1 Livermore, CA - Wente Vineyards Estate Winery #
    9/7 Raleigh, NC - Fletcher Opera Theatre (Hopscotch Music Festival)
    10/6 Durham, NC - Reynolds Industries Theatre w/ Anonymous 4
    10/9 Richmond, VA - The National*
    10/10 Baltimore, MD - The Ottobar*
    10/11 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts*
    10/14 Brooklyn - Music Hall of Williamsburg*
    10/15 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom*
    10/18 Boston - House of Blues*
    10/19 Ithaca, NY - The Haunt*
    10/20 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre*
    10/22 Grand Rapids, MI - The Ladies Literary Club*
    10/23 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre*
    10/24 Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theatre*
    10/26 Iowa City, IA - The Blue Moose TapHouse*
    10/27 Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre*
    # The Dodos
    *w/ Matthew E. White

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    —Amy Sciarretto

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