J. Tillman recently quit Fleet Foxes to focus on his own material. The new moniker he’s decided to release music under is Father John Misty and already he’s announced an album (Fear Fun, due out May 1st on Sub Pop) and made a video which stars Parks & Rec star Aubrey Plaza (“Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings” seen here).
To support his album, Tillman and band will be hitting the road shortly after the release of the album. Check out the dates below.
May 2 The Casbah, San Diego CA
May 4 Natural History Museum – Mammal Gallery, Los Angeles CA
May 5 Bottom of The Hill, San Francisco CA
May 7 Neumos, Seattle WA
May 8 Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR
May 11 7thStreet Entry, Minneapolis MN
May 12, Schubas Tavern, Chicago IL
May 14 The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto ONT
May 15 Petit Campus, Montreal PQ
May 16 Brighton Music Hall, Allston MA
May 18 Mercury Lounge, New York NY
May 19 Knitting Factory, Brooklyn NY
May 20 The Rock and Roll Hotel, Washington D.C.
May 26 The Mohawk, Austin TX
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