The Mountain Goats and Final Fantasy Nerd Out Together on US Tour

John Darnielle, the man behind The Mountain Goats, is a huge nerd about boxing, grindcore, and the Bible. His band has a new album coming out that is inspired by lessons that Darnielle has learned from the Bible. Owen Pallett, the man behind Final Fantasy, is a huge video game nerd. His band is named after the Final Fantasy video game series, and his last album was inspired by that same game. Put them together and you have two of the nerdiest people in music.

Perhaps in an effort to increase nerdiness in the world, Owen Pallett arranged the strings for The Mountain Goats’ upcoming album, The Life Of the World to Come (TMT News). And now, The Mountain Goats have announced that Final Fantasy will open for them on a comprehensive US tour. As his opening act, Owen Pallett will play audience-selected RPGs for 45 minutes. For their set, Darnielle and bandmate Peter Hughes will act out the Bible stories referenced in Life of the World’s titles. No music will be played at any of the shows. Maybe. Find out for yourself at one of the shows!

This Is the Dream of John and Owen:
11.04.09 - Grand Rapids, MI - Ladies Literary Club (Calvin College)
11.05.09 - Chicago, IL - the Metro
11.06.09 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
11.07.09 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Centre
11.10.09 - Seattle, WA - the Showbox
11.11.09 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
11.14.09 - San Francisco, CA - the Fillmore
11.15.09 - Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theater
11.18.09 - Austin, TX - Antones
11.19.09 - Dallas TX - Granada Theater
11.20.09 - Nashville TN - Mercy Lounge
11.21.09 - Atlanta, GA - the Variety Playhouse
11.23.09 - Orlando, FL - the Social
11.24.09 – St. Augustine, FL - Café 11
11.27.09 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
11.28.09 - Philadelphia, PA - Theater of Living Arts
11.29.09 - Boston MA - Wilbur Theatre
12.01.09 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
12.02.09 - Brooklyn, NY - Bell House

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