Father John Misty Announces 2023 Tour

Father John Misty has announced news of additional UK and European live dates for February and March 2023. In late February Father John Misty has added shows in Oslo and Gothenburg while in March he’s added new UK shows in Brighton, Portsmouth and Leeds. Upcoming UK and European live info below…

Last week Father John Misty released Live At Electric Lady, a Spotify exclusive EP that features alternate versions of Chloë and The Next 20th Century highlights “Goodbye Mr. Blue,” “The Next 20th Century,” “Buddy’s Rendezvous,” “We Could Be Strangers,” “(Everything But) Her Love,” and a cover of Stevie Wonder’s “I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever).” The session was recorded in May 2022 at the famed Electric Lady studios in New York.

Father John Misty Premieres “Buddy’s Rendezvous” Video

Father John Misty was part of history in April when his hugely acclaimed new album Chloë and The Next 20th Century entered the UK album chart at Number 2, with Wet Leg at number 1 and Jack White at number 3, the first time in more than a decade that independent artists have taken the top three positions! Today, Father John Misty is sharing the official video for “Buddy’s Rendezvous”, directed by filmmaker and photographer Emma Elizabeth Tillman (The History of Caves; The Wheel), and is a highlight from the album.

Emma says of the video: “‘Buddy’s Rendezvous’ is a world unto itself. It is a place out of time. My dream for the video is that it would surrender itself to the power of the song. An unnamed man (played by Craig Stark), fresh out of jail and down on his luck makes his way across the fractured landscape of Los Angeles to meet his daughter (played by Arrow DeWilde). All the while he is beset by memories of a more innocent time. Despite her hesitance, his daughter and her boyfriend (played by Gilbert Trejo) agree to meet her father and find moments of sadness and sparks of tenderness in the connection made. Although the video and the song can be considered love letters to Los Angeles, the themes are universal. Disappointments, regrets, forgiveness, tenderness, perseverance, and love. The incredible performances by Arrow, Craig, Gilbert, and David Haley all coalesce to bring this vision to life. Cinematography by James Wall on 16mm evokes the down and out feeling of LA, merging past and present. This video could not have been accomplished without the talent of producer Bria Little and creative director and editor Jonathan King.”

Also out today is Lana Del Rey’s gorgeous cover of “Buddy’s Rendezvous,” available now on all DSPs. Her interpretation of the song was previously only available as a 7” single included with the limited edition box set of Chloë and The Next 20th Century. 

Chloë and The Next 20th Century and its singles are earning “Best Albums” and “Songs of 2022 (So Far)” placement from the likes of The Guardian, StereogumConsequenceUproxx and more. 

Father John Misty’s previously announced international headlining tour schedule in support of Chloë and The Next 20th Century begins June 26th and runs through to March 17th, 2023.

Happy Release Day To Father John Misty

Father John Misty returns with Chloë and The Next 20th Century, his fifth album and first new material since the release of God’s Favorite Customer in 2018.

Chloë and the Next 20th Century was written and recorded August through December 2020 and features arrangements by Drew Erickson. The album sees Tillman and producer/multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Wilson resume their longtime collaboration, as well as Dave Cerminara, returning as engineer and mixer. Basic tracks were recorded at Wilson’s Five Star Studios with strings, brass, and woodwinds recorded at United Recordings in a session featuring Dan Higgins and Wayne Bergeron, among others.

Watch Father John Misty’s “Goodbye Mr. Blue” video

Last week, Father John Misty released “Goodbye Mr. Blue”, the bittersweet and tender new single from Chloë and the Next 20th Century, and delivered a gorgeous performance of the song on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Today, you can watch the official video directed by Noel Paul (“Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings”), which is an elliptical portrait of a family reunion, and was shot in and around Sofia, Bulgaria in September 2021. 

New York Times says of “Goodbye Mr. Blue”, “Josh Tillman’s sharp lyricism often aims for the head…but here he goes straight for the heart. ‘Goodbye Mr. Blue’…is a simulacrum of the ’70s singer-songwriter sound; Harry Nilsson is an obvious touch point, but there are also shades of Jim Croce and even John Denver in the song’s fingerpicked guitars and chatty warmth. “That Turkish Angora is ’bout the only thing left of me and you,’ Tillman croons, filtering a story of a relationship’s slow, inevitable end through the death of the titular pet cat. It’s sweet, a little funny, and then ultimately devastating, as Tillman repeats an increasingly elegiac refrain, “Don’t the last time come too soon?”

Chloë and the Next 20th Century and its singles are seeing early praise from the likes of MOJO, who in its 4-star review, said “Tillman’s writerly skills would have shone in any era… He offers a moving reminder of the beauty of life’s impermanence…As Chloë and the Next 20th Century sees Father John Misty escaping into his own parallel Hollywood reality, it’s highly entertaining to slip in alongside him.” Uncut says of the album, “Another multi-faceted triumph… Chloë and the Next 20th Century contains songs that go right to the gut with their instant melodic charm, and are deeply striking thanks to their sumptuous arrangements, exceptional playing and emotional pull (8/10).”
 
PASTE calls “Q4” “gorgeous and absurd; in other words, it’s quintessential Father John Misty.” Rolling Stone offers this of “Funny Girl”, “A lovely, languid gem that shows Tillman quietly reintroducing himself  — with a little help from an orchestral arrangement that echoes old Hollywood…in classic Misty fashion, leaves us quizzically charmed (“Song You Need To Know”).” The FADER says ‘Funny Girl’ is a “lush and romantic ballad…and shows that there’s much more to Josh Tillman… (‘20 Best Rock Songs Right Now’).”

Father John Misty recently performed a sold-out show at Disney Hall in Los Angeles with the LA Philharmonic which Variety described as: “Of all the pop-rock/symphonic collaborations that the LA Phil and Hollywood Bowl Orchestra have specialized in over the last few years — and there have been some wonderful ones —  this felt like the most natural and probably the best.”

The next symphony performance for 2022 — April 7th in London at the Barbican with Britten Sinfonia conducted by Jules Buckley — is sold out.

Father John Misty will celebrate the release week of Chloë and The Next 20th Century with a number of intimate UK out-store performances which include Crash Records in Leeds (April 4th), Rough Trade East (April 9th), and Rough Trade Bristol (April 11th). On release day Father John Misty will be celebrating the album’s release with two performances presented by Banquet Records in Kingston.

Chloë and the Next 20th Century was written and recorded August through December 2020 and features arrangements by Drew Erickson. The album sees Tillman and producer/multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Wilson resume their long-time collaboration, as well as Dave Cerminara’s return as engineer and mixer. Basic tracks were recorded at Wilson’s Five Star Studios with strings, brass, and woodwinds recorded at United Recordings in a session featuring Dan Higgins and Wayne Bergeron, among others. 

Father John Misty shares “Goodbye Mr. Blue”

Father John Misty’s “Goodbye Mr. Blue” is the bittersweet and tender new single from Chloë and the Next 20th Century, his forthcoming album out 8th April via Bella Union in the UK/Europe and worldwide from Sub Pop. Later this evening, Father John Misty and his band will make their return to late night TV with a performance of the song on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Father John Misty recently performed a sold-out show at Disney Hall in Los Angeles with the LA Philharmonic which Variety described as: “Of all the pop-rock/symphonic collaborations that the LA Phil and Hollywood Bowl Orchestra have specialized in over the last few years — and there have been some wonderful ones —  this felt like the most natural and probably the best.”

The next symphony performance for 2022 — April 7th in London at the Barbican with Britten Sinfonia conducted by Jules Buckley — is sold out.

Father John Misty will celebrate the release week of Chloë and The Next 20th Century with a number of intimate UK out-store performances which include Crash Records in Leeds (April 4th), Rough Trade East (April 9th), and Rough Trade Bristol (April 11th). On release day Father John Misty will be celebrating the album’s release with two performances presented by Banquet Records in Kingston. Tickets for these shows go on sale Friday 11th March at 9am.

Chloë and the Next 20th Century was written and recorded August through December 2020 and features arrangements by Drew Erickson. The album sees Tillman and producer/multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Wilson resume their long-time collaboration, as well as Dave Cerminara’s return as engineer and mixer. Basic tracks were recorded at Wilson’s Five Star Studios with strings, brass, and woodwinds recorded at United Recordings in a session featuring Dan Higgins and Wayne Bergeron, among others. Father John Misty has previously shared videos for the tracks “Funny Girl” and “Q4” from the album.

“Funny Girl”, Chloë and the Next 20th Century’s first single, saw praise upon its release in early January. Rolling Stone offers this: “A lovely, languid gem that shows Tillman quietly reintroducing himself  – with a little help from an orchestral arrangement that echoes old Hollywood.” The FADER says ‘Funny Girl’ is a “lush and romantic ballad…and shows that there’s much more to Josh Tillman.” CLASH calls it a “gorgeous new song” while The Times say that “the singer-songwriter is as disarmingly seductive as ever on a wry, string-soaked show tune.”

Father John Misty Returns With “Chloë and the Next 20th Century”

Father John Misty returns with Chloë and the Next 20th Century, his fifth long-player and first new material since the release of God’s Favorite Customer in 2018. The album will be released 8th April via Bella Union in the UK/Europe, worldwide from Sub Pop, and is available to pre-order here. Watch the video for “Funny Girl”, the album’s first offering, directed by Nicholas Ashe Bateman now.

1. Chloë

2. Goodbye Mr. Blue

3. Kiss Me (I Loved You)

4. (Everything But) Her Love

5. Buddy’s Rendezvous

6. Q4

7. Olvidado (Otro Momento)

8. Funny Girl

9. Only a Fool

10. We Could Be Strangers

11. The Next 20th Century

All formats of Chloë and the Next 20th Century are available for pre-order now. The album will be available in the following formats:

  • Limited edition deluxe 2xLP box set with exclusive, expanded artwork in a gorgeous hardcover book containing both LPs pressed on clear red vinyl, a poster by Rafa Orrico, and two bonus 7” singles featuring covers of Chloë and the Next 20th Century songsperformed by Lana Del Rey (“Buddy’s Rendezvous”) and Jack Cruz (“Kiss Me (I Loved You)”).
  • Limited 2xLP gatefold version pressed on white vinyl (D2C Europe / Bella Union store only).
  • Limited 2xLP gatefold version pressed on blue vinyl (Indie Stores Only)
  • Standard 2xLP gatefold version pressed on black vinyl.
  • CD in a gatefold digipak with a poster.
  • Cassette
  • Digital

Father John Misty and his band have also scheduled two symphony performances for 2022: February 25th in Los Angeles at Walt Disney Concert Hall with the LA Phil, and April 7th in London at the Barbican with Britten Sinfonia conducted by Jules Buckley. Tickets for theBarbican show will be on-sale Friday, January 7th, at 10am HERE.