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,...

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