While the superest super group of all, GAYNGS, is scheduled to appear at South by Southwest and Coachella, it looks like they might be playing at least one of those gigs minus a few members. Namely, the fellas that make up Megafaun, who have just announced a slew of spring tour dates. Their April 15th date in Philadelphia makes it essentially impossible for them to appear in Indio, California for GAYNGS Coachella appearance.
On the other hand, the management for GAYNGS has confirmed that Megafaun will be part of the group’s March scheduled dates, including two South by Southwest appearances (also confirmed by Megafaun’s website). One of those shows, on the 17th, is a GAYNGS showcase, so you’ll see Megafaun as their own entity and later as part of the more sizable group. These dates mostly occur before this tour, though the SXSW dates nicely fill the gap between Megafaun’s 03/16 appearance in Houston and their set as part of the Hometapes Friend Island day party on the 19th. GAYNGS’ live lineup is “kind of an amorphous thing,” anyway, and with so many members from so many other groups, this isn’t really all that surprising. Megafaun will continue their tour sans Ryan Olson and co. in Richmond, VA on the 24th.
Regardless, many folks east of the Mississippi are going to get a hell of a treat. The bearded band (that is, bearded minus new addition Mark Paulson) will team up with The Mountain Goats and Menomena for select dates as they trek from Louisiana to Pennsylvania.
If you’re confused, check out the full tour information below, and the itinerary for GAYNGS over here.
Megafaun 2011 Tour Dates:
03/15 – New Orleans, LA @ Republic *
03/16 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live *
03/17 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk ^
03/19 – Austin, TX @ Hometapes Friend Island (South by Southwest)
03/24 – Richmond, VA @ The National #
03/25 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club #
03/26 – York, PA @ Strand-Capitol Performing Arts #
03/28 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom #
03/29 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom #
04/01 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club #
04/02 – Ithaca, NY @ Castaways #
04/03 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House #
04/05 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre #
04/06 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge #
04/07 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse #
04/08 – Carrboro, NC @ Cats Cradle #
04/10 – Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle #
04/11 – Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center for the Performing Arts #
04/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls #
04/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living Arts #
* = w/ Menomena
^ = w/ GAYNGS
# = w/ The Mountain Goats