The Mountain Goats hoof-it across the North


Listening to The Mountain Goats can feel like traveling, with albums taking you to the Southwest (All Hail West Texas), Northern  Florida (Tallahassee), and Southern California (We Shall All Be Healed). Don’t believe me? Check out what a fan made (possibly one of the tweeker characters from We Shall All Be Healed). Likewise, John Darnielle has also made The Mountain Goats into virtual road warriors in support of last year’s acclaimed The Life of the World to Come, though another L.A. stop would please a certain CoS writer who has never seen them (wink).

Beginning Memorial Day weekend, the band will hit up cities in Canada and the Northern States, notably the state of Washington with an appearance at Sasquatch! Festival over Memorial Day weekend. In addition, The Mountain Goats will support The New Pornographers for a set of dates. This is the only time ever that I wished I called Saskatoon home.

Something we can all share in is is the June 1st airing of Dinner with the Band on IFC. If you have to ask why, then you probably did poorly on your SATs. And, you probably don’t own a TV, much less one with the service necessary to get IFC. Just sayin…

Tickets are available via

The Mountain Goats 2010 Tour Dates:
05/30 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir *
05/31 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Festival
06/01 – Victoria, BC @ Element ^
06/02 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater ^
06/04 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux ^
06/05 – Missoula, MT @ The Palace ^
06/07 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall #
06/08 – Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Event Center #
06/09 – Saskatoon, SK @ The Odeon Events Center #
06/10 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre #
06/12 – Iowa City, IA @ The Blue Moose Taphouse ^
06/13 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown ^
06/15 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater ^
06/16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge ^
09/08 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
09/09 – London, UK @ Koko
09/10 – Dorset, UK @ End of the Road Festival

* = w/ Sarah Dougher
^ = w/ The Beets
# = w/ The New Pornographers