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The Mountain Goats Tour Australia in April

Written by Daniel Clarke on February 4, 2010

Over the course of a dozen albums, and countless singles, EPs & tracks on compilations John Darnielle’s Mountain Goats have cast a spell on a growing legion of devoted fans.

Weaving personal tales of broken homes and drug-addled acquaintances with wry caricatures of suburban life and Americana, it’s no wonder Rolling Stone has labelled Darnielle “one of the best songwriters of the ‘00s”.

Their latest album, The Life of the World To Come, once again sees The Mountain Goats deliver their trademark exposition of skewed characters, vibrant images and perfectly-framed narratives in what Darnielle says are “twelve songs the bible taught me, kind of”.

Even more engaging in the live setting, which sees the band create an intense, reflective and often joyous encounter with their audience, the Mountain Goats return to Australia this April for their fifth tour.

All shows on sale Friday February 12. Dates & details below:

Sunday 11th April
Brisbane – The Zoo
Tickets from Oztix phone sales 1300 762 545,, Moshtix, and participating local record stores.

Tuesday 13th April
Sydney – Manning Bar
Tickets from Moshtix ( or ph 1300 Get Tix (438 849) and all Moshtix outlets) & Manning Bar (venue access centre ph: 02 9563 8000 or

Wednesday 14th April
Melbourne – The Corner Hotel
Tickets from Corner Box Office (ph. 9427 9198 or online), Moshtix (Ph: 1300 GET TIX or & Polyester Records (City & Fitzroy store)

Friday 16th April
Adelaide – Fowlers Live
Tickets from VenueTix (Ph: 8225 8888 or & Moshtix (Ph: 1300 GET TIX or

Sunday 18th April
Perth – The Rosemount
Tickets from Heatseeker and Moshtix ( & 1300 GET TIX (438 849))

The Mountain Goats The Life of the World To Come is out now on 4AD/Remote Control.

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