Father John Misty Announces Tour Dates


Upon releasing his Sub Pop debut, Fear Fun, at the beginning of the month, Father John Misty has not only received praise for the record, but has also made his late night debut on The Late Show with David Letterman and Last Call with Carson Daly, performing songs “Everyman Needs A Companion” and “I’m Writing a Novel.”

The brainchild of Josh Tillman (former drummer of Seattle’s flannel folk gurus Fleet Foxes), Father John Misty has already announced a slew of North American shows accompanying Young Lagoon during July and yesterday announced a number of international performances stopping in Spain, Germany, UK and Australia among others.

The musician has been recording solo records since 2003 (under the moniker “J. Tillman”), but this is his first under Father John Misty. What’s so appealing about this project is its sincerity. The tracks seem dark and morose, and it’s because Tillman began gestating the album during what he describes as an “immobilizing period of depression,” in his former Seattle home. After hitting the road with nothing but a grip of mushrooms, Tillman drove down the coast with no destination in mind. During this journey, he began to write a novel, which developed the narrative voice he portrays in this release.


His voyage brought him to Laurel Canyon, where the songwriter currently resides. Once settled, Tillman sent his demos to LA producer Jonathan Wilson, and the two brought Fear Fun into fruition.  Get a feel for the album with videos for “This Is Sally Hatchet,” “Nancy From Now On,” and “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings,”, which features Aubrey Plaza of Parks & Recreation.


Tour Dates:

Jun 02–Barcelona, Spain– Primavera Sound Festival

Jun 03– Berlin, Germany– Privatclub

Jun 04 — Utrecht, Netherlands– Ekko

Jun 06 — London, United Kingdom– Shacklewell Arms

Jun 07– Antwerp, Belgium – Trix

Jun 08 — Paris, France– Fleche D’Or

Jun 10– Welbeck Abbey , United Kingdom – No Direction Home Festival

Jul 05 — Denver, CO — Bluebird #

Jul 06 — Omaha, NE– Slowdown #

Jul 07– Madison, WI –High Noon Saloon #

Jul 09 — Cleveland, OH — Grog Shop #

Jul 10 — Buffalo, NY — Town Ballroom #

Jul 11 — Ottawa, Ontario — Ottawa Bluesfest

Jul 12 — Toronto, Ontario — Opera House #

Jul 13 — Pontiac, MI — Crofoot #

Jul 15 — Minneapolis, MN — Varsity #

Jul 18 — Missoula, MT — Top Hat #

Jul 20 — Seattle, WA– Capitol Hill Block Party

07-21 — Vancouver, British Columbia — Venue #

07-22 — Portland, OR — Wonder Ballroom #

Jul 27 — Melbourne, Australia– Corner Hotel

Jul 28 — Sydney, Australia– Oxford Art Factory

Jul 29 — Byron Bay, Australia– Splendour in the Grass Festival

# w/ Youth Lagoon