Father John Misty - Minneapolis

FIRST AVENUE & JAM PRESENT

Father John Misty - Minneapolis

Tennis

Sat. Aug 19

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pm

Surly Brewing Festival Field

$45.00

This event is 18 and over

Rain or shine

Father John Misty
Father John Misty
Father John Misty has scheduled the first round of 2017 North American tour dates in support of Pure Comedy, his forthcoming third album. The new headlining dates include a reserved-seat show at the historic Chicago Theatre on May 15. Show time is 7:30pm. Tickets [$49.50 / $39.50 / $29.50] become available Friday, March 3 at Noon through Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000 or in person at The Chicago Theatre box office.

Father John Misty’s “Ballad of the Dying Man” is a standout from Pure Comedy. The track has earned raves from Pitchfork (“Best New Track”), Rolling Stone, Stereogum, The Ringer, SPIN, and more. The Ringer says of the track, “It is simultaneously plaintive and winking and obnoxious and beautiful, as all the good Father John Misty songs are.” SPIN offers this, “It opens with a descending chord progression on acoustic guitar and piano that recalls Neil Young’s “Motion Pictures,” then slides into a patient pop arrangement worthy of Elton John.”

Pure Comedy will be available April 7 on deluxe 2xLP / 2xLP / CD / DL / CS worldwide through Sub Pop and Bella Union. The album’s front/back covers and gatefold feature a gargantuan original piece (his first ever commission of its kind) by Ed Steed (The New Yorker). Preorder the album now through Father John Misty’s Official Store
Tennis
Tennis
Tennis is comprised of couple Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley. The Denver-based duo began writing music together as a way to document their time living at sea on a small forty year old sailboat. The result was their first release, Cape Dory which saw them quickly become one of the most alluring and blogged about bands of the new decade. Moore and Riley followed Cape Dory with Young and Old, which The New Yorker described as "winsome as it is ebullient," and debuted #1 on Billboard's Heatseeker Chart and #1 on CMJ Top 200, where it remained for three straight weeks. The album also debuted on Soundscan's "New Artist Chart" at #1 remaining there for nine consecutive weeks. In 2013 the Small Sound EP debuted on Communion Music, followed by thousands of miles on the road, and a support tour with sister super-group, Haim. Late last year, the duo released Ritual In Repeat. Produced by Patrick Carney (The Black Keys), Jim Eno (Spoon) and Richard Swift (The Shins), their latest full length showcases a band in full control of their sound and craft. With well over a million streams and multiple television spots, the album has been received with open arms by loyal fans as well as new. 
Venue Information:
Surly Brewing Festival Field
520 Malcolm Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN, 55414
http://first-avenue.com/venue/surly