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WHY? and Mount Eerie launch massive tours together, apart

By September 5, 2008February 24th, 2014No Comments

WHY? (top) and Mount Eerie (bottom)

WHY? (top) and Mount Eerie (bottom)

MP3: Mount Eerie with Julie Doiron and Fred Squire – “Flaming Home”

MP3: WHY? – “The Vowels, pt. 2” Dublab Vision Version Session

It’s been a busy and interesting year for WHY?, since the release of their acclaimed album Alopecia in March, the band has been touring the world almost non-stop, with a U.S. tour in the Spring and a lengthy European tour that immediately followed. Only one slight hiccup – while in Europe, two of the band members (brothers Yoni and Josiah Wolf) got the mumps, and on top of that, Yoni broke his hand. The band has soldiered on despite these minor setbacks and launch another full North American tour tonight in Los Angeles. Along the way they will be joined by pals Mount Eerie, Rafter, Tender Forever and label-mates Restiform Bodies, TOBACCO and Alias.


It’s been an equally busy year for Phil Elverum and his Mount Eerie project – just trying to keep up with his release schedule and it’ll make your head spin (or you can click here for an overview). Amongst the slew of releases, there is one that stands out as one of the best records he’s ever made and also one of the best record of 2008 – that album is Lost Wisdom, his collaboration with Julie Doiron and Fred Squire. Julie and Fred will be joining Mount Eerie on select dates on this tour where you can witness the full magic and beauty of those songs in a live setting. Also along the way Elverum will meet up with old pals Mirah, No Kids, and Thanksgiving as well as The Music Tapes.


September 4th- Los Angeles, CA Echoplex $
September 5th- Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse $
September 6th- Tucson, AZ Solar Culture $
September 8th- Austin, TX Mohawk*
September 9th- Dallas, TX Granada Theater*
September 11th- Pensacola, FL Sluggo’s*
September 12th- Gainseville, FL Common Grounds*
September 13th- Miami, FL White Room*
September 14th- Orlando, FL The Social*
September 16th- Asheville, NC Grey Eagle*
September 17th- Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church*
September 18th- New York, NY Bowery Ballroom*
September 19th- Boston, MA Museum of Fine Arts +
September 20th- Portland, ME Space Gallery &
September 21st- Providence, RI Club Hell
September 22nd- Montreal, QC La Sala Rossa
September 25th- Cincinnati, OH Midpoint Music Festival
September 26th- Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge#
September 27th- Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock#
September 29th- Denver, CO Hi- Dive @
September 30th- Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court (early – 7pm)@
September 30th- Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge (late)
October 2nd- Vancouver, BC Richard’s On Richard @^
October 3rd- Seattle, WA Vera Project @
October 4th- Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom @^

* = w/ Mount Eerie
# = w/ TOBACCO
$ = w/ Rafter
+ = w/ Alina Simone
& = w/ Alias
@ = w/ Restiform Bodies
^ = w/ Tender Forever


09-04 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
09-05 Denver, CO – Brooks Center Arts
09-06 Penasco, NM – The Penasco Theatre
09-07 Marfa, TX – Marfa Book Company
09-08 Austin, TX – Mohawk #
09-09 Dallas, TX – Good Records (in-store)
09-09 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater #
09-10 Ruston, LA – Louisiana Tech
09-11 Pensacola, FL – Sluggo’s #
09-12 Gainesville, FL – Common Grounds #
09-13 Miami, FL – White Room #
09-14 Tampa, FL – Transitions Gallery (early show)
09-14 Orlando, FL – The Social #
09-15 Athens, GA – Ciné !
09-16 Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle #
09-17 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church #
09-18 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom #
09-19 Brooklyn, NY – Lutheran Church of the Messiah *^
09-20 Northampton, MA – Iron Horse Music Hall *^
09-21 Worcester, MA – The Grind at Clark University *^
09-22 Providence, RI – Building 16 *^
09-23 Purchase, NY – SUNY Purchase *^
09-24 Pittsfield, MA – Copperworks *^
09-25 Saratoga Springs, NY – Falstaff’s *^
09-26 New Haven, CT – People’s Center *^
09-27 Boston, MA – Mass Art *^
09-28 Annandale-on-Hudson, NY – Bard Hall at Bard College *^
10-12 Montreal, Quebec – La Sala Rossa ^
10-13 Ottawa, Ontario – SAW Gallery *^
10-14 Toronto, Ontario – Church of the Redeemer *^
10-15 East Lansing, MI – Scene Metrospace *^
10-16 Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Ballroom *+
10-17 Cincinnati, OH – Art Damage Lodge *^
10-18 Gambier, OH – Kenyon College *^
10-19 Delaware, OH – Ohio Wesleyan University *^
10-20 Chicago, IL – AV-aerie *^
10-21 Madison, WI – Gates of Heaven *^
10-22 Louisville, KY – Skull Alley *^
10-23 Bloomington, IN – The Cinemat *^
10-24 St. Louis, MO – Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center *^
10-25 Springfield, MO – Randy Bacon Gallery *^
10-26 Norman, OK – Opolis *^
10-27 Santa Fe, NM – Warehouse 21 *^
10-28 Phoenix, AZ – Modified *^
10-29 Irvine, CA – UC Irvine Cross Cultural Center (early show)
10-29 Los Angeles, CA – SiteLA *^
10-30 Santa Cruz, CA – The Crêpe Place
11-01 San Francisco, CA – Million Fishes $
11-02 Oakland, CA – TBA
11-03 Sacramento, CA – VOX
11-04 Eugene, OR – Wandering Goat Café

# with WHY?
! with the Music Tapes
* with Julie Doiron
^ with Calm Down, It’s Monday
+ with Mirah, No Kids
$ with Thanksgiving, White Fang



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