Prolific indie duo The Mountain Goats are ready to spread some joy on the road this fall with the Last Happy Night of Your...

Prolific indie duo The Mountain Goats are ready to spread some joy on the road this fall with the Last Happy Night of Your Life Tour. The 21-date trek kicks off on October 13 in Chicago, IL, and concludes on November 9 at Webster Hall in New York after a number of performances on the West Coast and down South.

The Mountain Goats’ frontman and principal member, John Darnielle, announced late in July that singer-songwriter Kaki King will provide support for the tour.

“When I try to talk about Kaki my usually reliable fund of superlatives seems insufficient. She is just the best,” Darnielle enthused on the band’s Web site. “I am so excited about this tour. We can’t wait to play music with her every night.”

The duo, known for their lo-fi recording style, are touring in support of their sixteenth full-length album, “Heretic Pride,” which was released early in 2008. The album is a follow-up to 2006’s “Get Lonely,” and has placed the Mountain Goats on Billboard‘s Top 200 and Heatseekers charts for album sales.

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Darnielle began recording under the name The Mountain Goats in 1991, and later added Peter Hughes to the Goats line-up. Though they are the only official members, Darnielle and Hughes have been joined in the studio and on the road by many key contributors over the years, including producer/engineer Scott Solter, solo musician John Vanderslice, and Superchunk percussionist Jon Wurster.

In March, The Mountain Goats were forced to cancel a string of Australian tour dates due to “personal medical reasons.” In a statement on the band’s Web site, Darnielle wrote, “That says as much as need be said; if it weren’t serious, I would be leaving for Oz next week, believe me. …I will be back to make this up to you.”

The Mountain Goats itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

October 13Chicago, ILPark West
October 14Milwaukee, WIPabst Theatre
October 15Omaha, NEThe Slowdown
October 17Denver, COBluebird Theater
October 18Salt Lake City, UTIn The Venue
October 20Seattle, WAThe Showbox at the Market
October 21Portland, ORWonder Ballroom
October 23San Francisco, CAThe Independent
October 24San Francisco, CAThe Fillmore
October 25-26Los Angeles, CATroubadour
October 28Solana Beach, CABelly Up Tavern
October 29Tucson, AZClub Congress
October 31Lubbock, TXTequila Jungle
November 1Austin, TXAntone’s Nightclub
November 2Dallas, TXGranada Theater
November 3New Orleans, LA3 Republic New Orleans
November 5Carrboro, NCCat’s Cradle
November 6Washington, DC9:30 Club
November 7Philadelphia, PAFillmore at the TLA
November 8Brooklyn, NYMusic Hall of Williamsburg
November 9New York, NYWebster Hall

Last Updated on September 2, 2008 by By Allison Reitz