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Monday, July 27, 2009

Monsters Descend on Toronto!

No, this is not some terrible mutant spawn borne of Toronto’s garbage heaps and ongoing municipal workers strike. Far from it- these Monsters are far gentler and wield only acoustic guitars and impressive harmonies. The Monsters of Folk is in fact the curious moniker for the new collaborative supergroup that features M. Ward, Conor Oberst, and Jim James (My Morning Jacket). The group has recorded their self-titled debut recording, and it will be released on September 22nd through Shangri-La.

Click here to sign up and receive a free download of their excellent new song “Say Please”.

Dates have been now been confirmed for a huge Fall tour. Regretfully these monsters will not be landing in Hong Kong to kick things off; choosing instead Vancouver on October 13th, to make their monstrous tour debut. The Monsters of Folk will then gently terrorize the North American continent until mid-November, including a stop in Toronto at Massey Hall on the second of that month. From there, they will hit up Europe before concluding the tour in Belgium on November 22nd.

Monsters of Folk tour dates:

10/13 Vancouver, British Columbia - 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 Theater
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 Center
10/29 Minneapolis, MN - Orpheum Theatre
10/30 Chicago, IL - Auditorium Theatre
10/31 Louisville, KY - Louisville Palace Theatre
11/2 Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
11/3 Boston, MA - The Orpheum
11/6 New York, NY - United Palace
11/8 New York, NY - Beacon Theater
11/9 Philadelphia, PA - Academy of Music
11/12 Stockholm, Sweden - Philadelphia Church
11/14 Berlin, Germany - Huxleys
11/15 Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
11/17 London, England - Troxy
11/18 Paris, France - Elysee Montmartre
11/19 Koln, Germany - E/Werk
11/21 The Hague, Netherlands - Crossing Border
11/22 Antwerp, Belgium - Crossing Border


Barbara Bruederlin said...

No monsters, folky or otherwise descending on my fair city, I see.

For a long time I resisted it, this supergroup formation trend (with some exceptions), but I think the supergroupers (not to be confused with an ABBA song) are starting to wear me down. I'm actually interested to hear this one.

Allison said...

Toronto and Vancouver only? Ah yes, there are no other places in Canada, how could I forget? Boo to that.

I am however looking forward to this, I enjoy the single.

Westcoast Walker said...

I am so glad they are coming to the left coast to start their tour! Not a bad song either - thanks for the link.

This is sort of like the Traveling Wilburys for the indie/folk crowd - needless to say I am quite excited.