Father John Misty Plots Expansive 'Pure Comedy' World Tour

Jenny Lewis, Tim Heidecker, Vampire Weekend’s Chris Tomson will open for Josh Tillman on various dates

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Father John Misty Plots Expansive 'Pure Comedy' World Tour
Father John Misty announced an expansive run of North American and international tour dates behind his upcoming LP, 'Pure Comedy.'

Father John Misty extended his upcoming Pure Comedy tour to include international and North American headlining dates for this fall. The new run spans September 13th in Boston through November 20th in Lisbon, Portugal.

The singer-songwriter recruited an eclectic group of opening acts for the trek: Emerging alt-rock artist and Ariel Pink collaborator Weyes Blood will open most of the concerts, with select shows featuring Tim & Eric comedian Tim Heidecker (April 12th in San Diego), Jenny Lewis (August 25th in Morrison, Colorado), Vampire Weekend drummer Chris Tomson's solo project Dams of the West (May shows in Toronto, Brooklyn and Chicago), Phosphorescent, Tennis, Adam Green, Entrance, Hamilton Leithauser and Adanowsky.

Father John Misty's third LP, Pure Comedy, is out April 7th, followed by an initial round of tour dates launching April 12th in San Diego. He performed his scathing new song "Ballad of the Dying Man" Tuesday on The Late Show, backed by a six-person, gospel-styled choir.

Josh Tillman, the mastermind behind Father John Misty, recently spoke to Rolling Stone about self-medicating with acid, his former tenure as the drummer in Fleet Foxes, narcissism in the Internet age and why Pure Comedy is more than easy "entertainment."

"There's a difference between art and entertainment," he said. "Entertainment is really about forgetting about your life, and art is about remembering your life. Sometimes remembering your life involves stronger emotions than the narcotic glow of entertainment. Jimmy Fallon is a fucking entertainer. What I've set out to do is more than to just entertain."

Father John Misty 2017 Tour Dates

April 12 - San Diego, CA @ Humphrey’s
April 14 - Indio, CA @ Coachella
April 21 - Indio, CA @ Coachella
May 5 - Toronto, ON @ Royal Alexandra Theatre
May 6 - Toronto, ON @ Royal Alexandra Theatre
May 10 - Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
May 11 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
May 13 - Mayer, Arizona @ FORM Arcosanti Festival
May 15 - Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
May 24 - Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
May 26 - Burnaby, BC @ Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park
June 7 - Mexico City, MX @ Teatro Metropolitan
June 22 - 24 Oslo, NO @ Piknik I Parken Festival
June 21 - 25 - Somerset,UK @ Glastonbury Festival
June 23 - 25 - Ewijk, NL @ Down the Rabbit Hole Festival
June 27 - Lund, SE @ Merejet
June 28 - Stockholm, SE @ Cirkus
June 30 - Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
July 21 - 23 - Wooyung, AUS @ Splendour in The Grass Festival
July 28 - 30 - Niigata, JP @ Fuji Rock Festival
August 4 - 6 - Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
August 18 - Winnipeg, MB - Interstellar Rodeo @ The Forks
August 19 - Minneapolis, MN @ Surly Brewing Festival Field
August 25 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
August 26 - Portland, OR @ Project Pabst
August 31 - September 3 - Dorset, UK @ End of the Road Festival
September 1 - 3 - Stradbally, IE @ Electric Picnic
September 13 - Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Pavilion
September 14 - Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre
September 15 - Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage at the Mann
September 18 - Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
September 19 - Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
September 20 - Chicago, IL @ Auditorium Theatre
September 22 - St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
September 23 - Columbus, OH @ Palace Theatre
September 25 - Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
September 26 - Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
September 27 - Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
September 29 - Austin, TX @ Bass Concert Hall
September 30 - Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
October 1 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
October 4 - Phoenix, AZ @ Orpheum Theatre
October 5 - San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
October 6 - San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
October 7 - Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
October 11 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Arlington Theatre
October 12 - Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
October 13 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
October 14 - Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater Pomona
November 11 - Paris, FR @ Le Trianon
November 12 - Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
November 14 - Berlin, DE @ Huxley's
November 16 - Milan, IT @ Fabrique
November 18 - Barcelona, ES @ Razzmatazz
November 19 - Madrid, ES @ La Riviera
November 20 - Lisbon, PT @ Coliseu dos Recreios