The Mountain Goats have announced fall tour dates behind their upcoming album Transcendental Youth, which hits shelves on October 2nd via Merge Records. The band will be joined by rising baritone crooner Matthew E. White, who contributed to Transcendental Youth. For his part, White will perform his solo album Big Inner with a nine-piece band; his horn section will also join in The Mountain Goats’ set.
Prior to the tour, the band will play a covers and rarities set at the Hopscotch Music Festival on September 7th in Raleigh, North Carolina. Then on October 6th in Durham, the band will perform the program Transcendental Youth with the 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, according to a press release.
Check out the band’s full docket below, along with their recent take on “Little Boxes”, AKA the theme song to Weeds.
The Mountain Goats 2012 Tour Dates:
09/01 – Livermore, CA @ Wente Vineyards Estate Winery %
09/07 – Raleigh, NC @ Fletcher Opera Theatre (Hopscotch Music Festival)
10/06 – Durham, NC @ Reynolds Industries Theatre w/ Anonymous 4
10/09 – 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 *
% = w/ Dodos
* = w/ Matthew E. White
The Mountain Goats – “Little Boxes”: