Monsters of Folk Set Fall Tour


Self-titled album featuring James, Oberst,
Ward and Mogis arrives Sept. 22.


By Blurt Staff



Monsters of Folk
was born on the road five years ago when My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis, and singer/songwriter M. Ward toured together and regularly
sat in on each other’s sets.  Now armed
with the eclectic and consistently striking songs that make up their
self-titled debut album (due Sept. 22 on Shangri-La), the illustrious quartet
will reconvene for a Fall tour.  The four
members will be switching instruments and trading roles throughout each show,
maintaining the freewheeling and highly collaborative spirit of their work
together thus far.


On this inaugural tour, Monsters
of Folk is partnering with Air Traffic
Control, a resource for musicians’ philanthropic and social change work,
to donate monies raised from ticket sales. The band will be donating $1 from
every ticket sold on the tour to local non-profits.


“On a daily basis, we see how
hard organizations like these work to make our communities, country and world a
better place.” said Erin Potts, the organization’s executive director.
 “In a time when economic resources are harder to come by and
organizations are overwhelmed by urgency and need, the Monsters of Folk tour’s
charitable activities are a significant way to energize and support the
tireless and often overlooked work that these organizers are doing.” 


Pre-sale tickets for the US
and Canada
shows will be available beginning Tuesday, July 28, followed by the public
on-sale beginning Friday, July 31.  Tickets for the UK / EU shows will be available
beginning Tuesday, July 27.  


For more info please visit  For a complete list of charities and for more
information on Air Traffic Control, please visit



Tour Dates:


10/13: Vancouver,
BC @ Orpheum

10/14: Portland,
OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

10/15: Seattle,
WA @ Paramount Theatre

10/17: Oakland,
CA @ Fox Theater

10/18: Los Angeles,
CA @ The Greek Theatre

10/20: San Diego,
CA @ Spreckels Theatre

10/21: Phoenix,
AZ @ Orpheum Theater

10/22: Santa
Barbara, CA @ Santa
Barbara Bowl

10/28: Omaha, NE @ Holland

10/29: Minneapolis,
MN @ Orpheum Theatre

10/30: Chicago,
IL @ Auditorium Theatre

10/31: Louisville,
KY @ Louisville Palace Theatre

11/02: Toronto,
ON @ Massey Hall

11/03: Boston,
MA @ The Orpheum

11/06: New York,
NY @ United Palace

11/08: New York,
NY @ Beacon Theater

11/09: Philadelphia, PA @ Academy
of Music

11/12: Stockholm, SE @ Philadelphia Church

11/14: Berlin,
DE @ Huxleys

11/15: Copenhagen,
DK @ Vega

11/17: London,
UK @ Troxy

11/18: Paris, FR @ Elysee Montmartre

11/19: Koln,
DE @ E-Werk

11/21: The Hague,
NL @ Crossing Border

11/22: Antwerp,
BE @ Crossing Border





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