Father John Misty announces UK/EU tour

Good times for FATHER JOHN MISTY. Following ecstatic reviews for new album Pure Comedy the LP entered the UK album charts at Number 8 last week, while over in the US the album entered the Billboard charts at Number 10, his highest ever chart placing. Meanwhile on the live front Father John Misty has announced a huge international touring schedule in support of the album, including a number of newly added UK headline shows in November. The pre-sales for the UK shows begin tomorrow with the general on-sale at 9am on Friday  28th April. Ahead of these dates Father John Misty will be performing at both Glastonbury and End Of The Road. November UK headline info below:

Wednesday 1st November – EDINBURGH – Usher Hall tickets

Thursday 2nd November – GLASGOW – O2 Academy tickets

Sunday 5th November – MANCHESTER – O2 Apollo tickets

Tuesday 7th November – LONDON – Hammersmith Eventim Apollo tickets

Critical acclaim for Pure Comedy, out now on Bella Union:

“A beautiful, illuminating masterpiece… One of the greatest modern songwriters.” NME – 5 Stars ***** (Album Of The Week)

“Hugely impressive… A great deal of the album’s power comes from the way the bleakness of the lyrics is offset by the lusciousness of the melodies and the comforting familiarity of the sound, with its beautifully subtle orchestrations.” The Guardian – 5 Stars ***** (Album Of The Week)

Pure Comedy is quite some trip and one that lifts Father John Misty to another level altogether. It isn’t the first and it won’t be the last album this year attempting to make sense of the state we find ourselves in and the precarious future we face in 2017, but it will likely prove to be the most vivid and fully realised.” MOJO – 5 Stars *****

“Not since Harry Nilsson has a singer managed to turn self-awareness, ironic social comment and real feeling and vulnerability into such potent art.” The Times – 5 Stars *****

“Grandiose, ironic and affecting… An expansive 75 minute state-of-creation survey conducted by a lyricist writing at the height of his powers.” Financial Times – 5 Stars *****

“Tender, considered and unashamedly sprawling at 75 minutes with two 10-minutes plus songs, Pure Comedy is truly beautiful music.” Record Collector – 5 Stars *****

“Enigmatic and elegiac… The depth and complexity of his music is staggering.” Sunday Express – 5 Stars ***** (Album Of The Week)

“Josh Tillman performs an astonishing victory lap on this consummate sequel. His Psychedelic Cabaret embraces country and FM heaven to exquisite effect.” The Mirror – 5 Stars *****

Pure Comedy is a stone-cold classic, for which 2015’s sensational I Love You, Honeybear now seems a mere rehearsal.” Sunday Times (Album Of The Week)

Pure Comedy represents a deepening of his artistry.” Uncut – 8/10 (Album of the Month)

“The golden boy of Americana laughs in the face of Armageddon… Pure Comedy is delivered with wit and warmth.” Q – 4 Stars ****

“Tillman is in control of a voice that’s full of empathy, and knockout lines for making this life bearable.” Loud & Quiet – 8/10

“A clever, despairing paean to everything that is wrong… There are moments here that are truly affecting.” The Observer (Album Of The Week)

“A tour de force… Pure Comedy’s lushly beautiful Laurel Canyon balladry scores a mordant thesis on how the world’s gone wrong.” Mail On Sunday – 4 Stars ****

“One of America’s most unmistakeable singer-songwriters… The songs demand close attention but they repay in kind.” Evening Standard – 4 Stars ****

“An absorbing album.” The i Paper – 4 Stars **** (Album Of The Week)

“It’s clever. It’s witty. It’s beautiful. God only knows how he does it.” Esquire

“His observations are so astute, so darkly funny that they make an album that could easily wind up preachy into a strange black comedy.” DIY – 4 Stars ****

“A beautiful and foreboding soundtrack for the end of civilisation.” DORK – 4 Stars ****