Posted on: February 28, 2013 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Father John Misty has extended his 2013 tour schedule in support of his critically acclaimed album, Fear Fun. The trek begins May 3rd in Tucson, AZ at The Rialto Theatre and currently ends July 27th in Newport, RI at the Newport Folk Fest.  Additionally, there are a few festival performances to mention at this time: the previously announced Coachella Music and Arts Festival weekends on April 14th and 21st; Sasquatch on Memorial Day Weekend; And Bonnaroo on June 13th. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

We’re also very eager to remind you that Father John Misty will perform Fear Fun standout “I’m Writing A Novel” later this evening on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on NBC (Wednesday, February 27th at 11:35pm ET/10:35pm CT).

Fear Fun has made 2012 an exceptional year for Father John Misty. The album and its lead-off track, “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings” earned placement on the Village Voice “Pazz & Jop” critics poll (#14 album and #33 single). This is in addition to year-end notices from Paste (#2 album), GQ (“Rock ‘N Roller of the Year”), Aquarium Drunkard,  AOL Spinner, MP4, BBC Music, SPIN, Filter, Under The Radar, Uncut, and swept readers polls from the likes of Pitchfork, NPR and Stereogum. In addition to this evening’s Tonight Show performance, Father John Misty has also performed on The Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Conan, From The Basement, and Last Call with Carson Daly.

What people are saying about Father John Misty:
“A mischievously warm collection of folky-indie rock bliss.” [#2/The Must List] – Entertainment Weekly

“A captivating listen” [8/10] – Magnet

“Tillman varies things up on Fear Fun, reveals an adventurous palette, and makes what may be his best album to date.” –  Pitchfork

“The record delights in this back-and-forth between light and dark, possibly a sonic manifestation of the City of Angels itself. As he’s working on a novel (“’Cause it’s never been done before,” Misty quips), his life erupts into a bluesy fever dream, name-checking the similar-minded Neil Young meltdown record On The Beach.” [8/10] – Prefix

“Casting himself as Father John Misty, a Laurel Canyon transplant equally repelled and fascinated by the self-centered sprawl of LA, his Fear Fun is a country-leaning, wise-cracking masterwork.” [8/10] –NME

“It is a thing of madcap, mushroom-inspired Laurel Canyon genius, all done with a 1970s soft-rock smile.” [5/5] – The Independent

“It’s clear from the start with the gorgeous opener, “Funtimes in Babylon”, that Tillman’s is a singular talent, and, thankfully, one that won’t require much encouragement: “Look out Hollywood, here I come.” [8/10] – Under The Radar

“Tillman soaks up the sounds, smells, and free-floating strangeness of his environment, and revels in its humanity.” – The Onion AV

Tour Dates
Apr. 14 & 21 – Indio, CA – Coachella
May 03 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
May 04 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom *
May 06 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater *
May 07 – Austin, TX – Emo’s East *
May 08 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s Upstairs *
May 09 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks *
May 10 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works *
May 11 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – Heaven Stage *
May 13 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theater *
May 14 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel *
May 15 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle *
May 16 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
May 17 – Hoboken, NJ – Maxwell’s *
May 19 – Columbus, OH – Wexner Center for the Arts *
May 20 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom *
May 21 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue *
May 25 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
May 24-28 – George, WA – Sasquatch Festival
Jun. 08 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
Jun. 09 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar**
Jun. 11 – Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century Theater**
Jun. 12 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall**
Jun. 13 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
Jun. 14 – St. Louis, MO – The Firebird**
Jun. 15 – Columbia, MO – Blue Note**
Jun. 16 – Lawrence, KS – Granada**
Jun. 18 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
Jun. 19 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
Jun. 21 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore +
Jun. 22 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House +
Jul. 27 – Newport, RI – Newport Folk Festival
* w/ Adam Green & Binki Shapiro
+ w/ White Fence
** w/ Pure Bathing Culture

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