Indie breakout singer-songwriter Mitski has announced her fifth album, set to drop later this year in-between her solo cross-country tour.
Be The Cowboy will follow her 2016 hit record, Puberty 2, with one single released so far, entitled “Geyser.” The album is due August 17 via Dead Oceans and produced by Patrick Hyland. According to Consequence of Sound, Mitski described the 14-track LP as a collection of songs that shows the perspective of “a very controlled icy repressed woman who is starting to unravel.” She goes on to explain that since women with little power are seen as weak, the character within her songs tries to hold on to “any amount of control she can get.”
Mitski just finished supporting the indie-pop powerhouse act Lorde on the North American leg of her Melodrama World Tour, which wrapped up in the states on April 15. She is scheduled to begin her solo tour next month, which will kick-off on June 9 in Bozeman, Montana, before making stops in cities like El Paso, Santa Fe, and Savannah. The U.S. leg of the tour will conclude on June 30, and after a short break, Mitski will head out to the UK, starting the second part of the tour at a show in Manchester, England on September 19.
Following Manchester is a slew of dates throughout Europe in the fall, where the singer will perform in Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, and Dublin, among others. Hamburg, Denmark is set to close out the trek on October 6. She will be joined by Katie von Schleicher on most of the U.S. dates with the exception of Woodstock, New York, where Caroline Rose will open the show. Throughout Europe, she will be supported by EERA.
Known for songs like “Your Best American Girl” and “First Love/Late Spring,” Mitski has been pushing the boundaries to deliver something different in the industry, and Be The Cowboy is expected to follow suit.
Check out the full list of tour dates below.
Mitski 2018 Tour Dates
June 9 – Bozeman, MT @ Rialto Bozeman
June 12 – Fort Collins, CO @ The Armory
June 14 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
June 15 – El Paso, TX @ The Lowbrow Palace
June 16 – Marfa, TX @ Crowley Theater
June 20 – Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry’s
June 22 – Gainesville, FL @ High Dive
June 23 – Savannah, GA @ El Rocko
June 30 – Woodstock, NY @ Colony
September 19 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Gorilla
September 20 – Glasgow, UK @ Saint Luke’s
September 22 – Dublin, IE @ Tivoli Theatre
September 24 – Leeds, UK @ Brudnell Social Club
September 25 – Bristol, UK @ Trinity Arts Centre
September 26 – London, UK @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
September 28 – Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie
September 29 – Antwerp, BE @ TRIX
October 1 – Cologne, DE @ Gebäude 9
October 2 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord (Tolhuistuin)
October 4 – Berlin, DE @ Musik & Frieden
October 5 – Vesterbro, DK @ Vega
October 6 – Hamburg, DE @ Uebel & Gefährlich