Highly bloggable indie-folk star Father John Misty coming to Surly's Festival Field

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Father John Misty last night on "The Late Show." CBS

Everyone's favorite acid-dropping, Taylor Swift-bedding indie-folk quote machine is coming to Surly Brewing Co.'s Festival Field on August 19.

The real-life Josh Tillman is enjoying a highly bloggable press cycle ahead of his third FJM album, Pure Comedy, due out April 7. That should make his Minneapolis stop this summer a hot ticket, one you'll pay $40-$45 for beginning April 13 (89.3 the Current's pre-sale) or April 14 (public sale). Denver indie-pop duo Tennis will open. 

Tillman's Misty persona appears to be hitting full stride with Pure Comedy. The advance singles -- "Pure Comedy," "Total Entertainment Forever," "Ballad of the Dying Man" -- are marinated in world-weary cynicism, but enlivened by something all-too-rare in modern music -- biting humor. Celebrity culture, tech obsession, religion, and general humanity fatigue all enter the lyrical cross-hairs. 

Take this choice passage from "Dying Man," which Misty rocked Tuesday on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (posted below): 

"So says the dying man once I'm in the box / Just think of all the overrated hacks running amok / And all of the pretentious, ignorant voices that will go unchecked / The homophobes, hipsters, and 1% / The false feminists he'd managed to detect / Oh, who will critique them once he's left?"

The bloggers at City Pages, of course! 

Festival Field, the grassy space outside Surly's mega-brewery, is a relatively new addition to the Twin Cities concert scene. The 4,000-capacity venue made its major debut last year with an Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros show.

Here's the complete list of FJM dates: 

Apr. 12 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey’s [Sold Out] @
Apr. 14 - Indio, CA - Coachella [Sold Out]
Apr. 21 - Indio, CA - Coachella [Sold Out]
May 05 - Toronto, ON - Royal Alexandra Theatre [Sold Out] %
May 06 - Toronto, ON - Royal Alexandra Theatre [Sold Out] %
May 10 - Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre [Sold Out] %
May 11 - Brooklyn, NY - BrooklynSteel !
May 13 - Mayer, Arizona - FORM Arcosanti Festival
May 15 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre [Sold Out] %
May 24 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre #
May 26 - Burnaby, BC - Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park
Jun. 07 - Mexico City, MX - Teatro Metropolitan***
Jun. 22 - 24 Oslo, NO - Piknik I Parken Festival
Jun. 21 - 25 - Somerset,UK - Glastonbury Festival
Jun. 23 - 25 - Ewijk, NL - Down the Rabbit Hole Festival
Jun. 27 - Lund, SE -Merejet !!
Jun. 28 - Stockholm, SE - Cirkus !!
June 30 - Roskilde, DK - Roskilde Festival
Jul. 21 - 23 - Wooyung, AUS - Splendour in The Grass Festival
Jul. 28 - 30 - Niigata, JP - Fuji Rock Festival
Aug. 04 - 06 - Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival
Aug. 18 - Winnipeg, MB - Interstellar Rodeo - The Forks
Aug. 19 - Minneapolis, MN - Surly Brewing Festival Field *
Aug. 25 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre **
Aug. 26 - Portland, OR - Project Pabst
Aug. 31- Sep. 03 - Dorset, UK - End of the Road Festival
Sep. 01 - Sep. 03 - Stradbally, IE - Electric Picnic
Sep. 13 - Boston, MA - Blue Hills Pavilion $
Sep. 14 - Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theatre $
Sep. 15 - Philadelphia, PA - Skyline Stage at the Mann $
Sep. 18 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall ^
Sep. 19 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre ^
Sep. 20 - Chicago, IL - Auditorium Theatre ^
Sep. 22 - St. Louis, MO - Peabody Opera House ^
Sep. 23 - Columbus, OH - Palace Theatre ^
Sep. 25 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium ^
Sep. 26 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium ^
Sep. 27 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle ^
Sep. 29 - Austin, TX - Bass Concert Hall ^
Sep. 30 - Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory ^
Oct. 01 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall ^
Oct. 04 - Phoenix, AZ - Orpheum Theatre ^
Oct. 05 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park ^
Oct. 06 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park ^
Oct. 07 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre $
Oct. 11 - Santa Barbara, CA - Arlington Theatre ^
Oct. 12 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl ^
Oct. 13 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre ^
Oct. 14 - Pomona, CA - Fox Theater Pomona ^
Nov. 11 - Paris, FR - Le Trianon ^
Nov. 12 - Brussels, BE - Ancienne Belgique ^
Nov. 14 - Berlin, DE - Huxley's ^
Nov. 16 - Milan, IT - Fabrique
Nov. 18 - Barcelona, ES - Razzmatazz ^
Nov. 19 - Madrid, ES - La Riviera ^
Nov. 20 - Lisbon, PT - Coliseu dos Recreios ^

@ with Tim Heidecker
% w/ Dams of the West
# w/ Entrance
^ w/ Weyes Blood
! w/ Adam Green
!! w/ Hamilton Leithauser
$ w/ Phosphorescent
*w/ Tennis
**w/ Jenny Lewis
*** w/ Adanowsky


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