The Mountain Goats @ the Vic, October 2012 (more by Sara Pieper)
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The Mountain Goats have announced that they'll be embarking on a summer U.S. tour this June as a duo - John Darnielle with Peter Hughes. Drummer Jon Wurster (also of Superchunk, the Bob Mould Band) is still very much in the picture but will sit this one out. That tour includes two Chicago-area shows: SPACE on June 16 and Lincoln Hall on June 17. Tickets for SPACE go on sale this Saturday (4/13) at 11AM CST. Tickets for Lincoln Hall go on sale this Friday (4/12) at noon CST. The Baptist Generals, who are set to welcome their first album in a decade next month via Sub Pop, will act as main support on all dates.

All Mountain Goats dates and a stream of their 2012 LP Transcendental Youth are below...

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The Mountain Goats -- Transcendental Youth

The Mountain Goats -- 2013 Tour Dates
05-01 - Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
06-03 - 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
06-04 - Strand- Capitol Performing Arts, York, PA
06-05 - Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ
06-07 - Center Church on the Green, New Haven, CT
06-08 - Port City Music Hall, Portland, ME
06-09 - Higher Ground Ballroom, South Burlington, VT
06-11 - Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead, Munhall, PA
06-12 - Majestic Theatre , Detroit, MI
06-14 - Taft Ballroom, Cincinnatti, OH
06-15 - Buskirk- Chumley Theatre, Bloomington, IN
06-16 - Space, Evanston, IL
06-17 - Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL

06-19 - The Record Bar, Kansas City, MO
06-20 - Old Rock House, St Louis, MO
06-22 - The Bottletree, Birmingham, AL
06-23 - High Dive, Gainesville, FL
06-24 - Culture Room, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
06-26 - The Charleston Pourhouse , Charleston, SC
06-27 - New Brookland Tavern, West Columbia, SC
06-28 - The Soapbox , Wilmington, NC
07-26-28 - Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI
09-13-16 - Atlantic Ocean Comedy and Music Festival, Miami, FL