This fall, theaters and performance hall across North American will bear the name Monsters of Folk. While the supergroup’s moniker may not sound familiar, its cast of contributors includes some of indie rock’s current leading men, from Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst and producer-musician Mike Mogis, to singer-songwriter M. Ward and My Morning Jacket head Jim James.
The quartet kicks off an international itinerary with 17 concerts booked across the United States and Canada. The one-month venture launches October 13 at the Orpheum in Vancouver, BC, and completes its North American stay on November 9 at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, PA.
An Evening with Monsters of Folk includes shows on October 15 at paramount Theatre in Seattle, WA; October 18 at Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA; October 28 at the Holland Performing Arts Center in Omaha, NE; and November 2 at Massey Hall in Toronto, ON. The group will also make two stops in New York City, first performing at United Palace on November 6, followed by a show at Beacon Theatre on November 8.
Monsters fans can tap into the tour’s presale ticket supplies beginning July 28. The first batch of public onsales opens on July 31, with more sales following through the first couple weeks of August.
One dollar from each ticket will be donated to a local charity, including School on Wheels in Los Angeles and The Innocence Project in New York. A list of the designated charities is available on the band’s official Web site.
Monsters of Folk is touring behind its self-titled debut, due in stores on September 22, almost five years after the band’s contributors first came together on stage.
“We didn’t mail demos back and forth or anything like that; we just decided to wing it and play each others songs, talk about them and discuss them,” James said of the recording process in a recent interview with Billboard. “We wanted to make it so it was only the four us playing anything you hear on the record. And it was fun for us to play instruments we normally don’t play.”
After completing its national run, the group will head to Europe for eight concerts from November 13 at Philadelphia Church in Stockholm, SWE, through November 22 at Crossing Border in Antwerp, BEL.
Monsters of Folk itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|October 13||Vancouver, BC||Orpheum|
|October 14||Portland, OR||Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall|
|October 15||Seattle, WA||Paramount Theatre|
|October 17||Oakland, CA||Fox Theater|
|October 18||Los Angeles, CA||Greek Theatre|
|October 20||San Diego, CA||Spreckels Theatre|
|October 21||Phoenix, AZ||Orpheum Theatre|
|October 22||Santa Barbara, CA||Santa Barbara Bowl|
|October 28||Omaha, NE||Holland Performing Arts Center|
|October 29||Minneapolis, MN||The Orpheum Theatre|
|October 30||Chicago, IL||Auditorium Theatre|
|October 31||Louisville, KY||Louisville Palace Theatre|
|November 2||Toronto, ON||Massey Hall|
|November 3||Boston, MA||Orpheum Theatre|
|November 6||New York, NY||United Palace|
|November 8||New York, NY||Beacon Theatre|
|November 9||Philadelphia, PA||Academy of Music|
|November 12||Stockholm, SWE||Philadelphia Church|
|November 14||Berlin, GER||Huxleys Neue Welt|
|November 15||Copenhagen, DEN||Vega|
|November 17||London, ENG||Troxy|
|November 18||Paris, FRA||Elysee Montmartre|
|November 19||Koln, GER||E-Werk|
|November 21||The Hague, NET||Crossing Border|
|November 22||Antwerp, BEL||Crossing Border|