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Date / Showtime

Monday, May 15, 2017

Show name

Father John Misty




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Promoting his new album Pure Comedy, Father John Misty will perform at Chicago Theatre for the first time in May. Having quickly established himself as a songwriting legend, the venue will provide the perfect space for his somber songs and intricate backing band. 

What We Say

Father John Misty has scheduled the first round of 2017 North American tour dates in support of Pure Comedy, his forthcoming third album.  The new headlining dates include a reserved-seat show at the historic Chicago Theatre on May 15. Father John Misty’s “Ballad of the Dying Man” is a standout from Pure Comedy. The track has earned raves from Pitchfork (“Best New Track”), Rolling Stone, Stereogum, The Ringer, SPIN, and more. The Ringer says of the track, “It is simultaneously plaintive and winking and obnoxious and beautiful, as all the good Father John Misty songs are.”  SPIN offers this, “It opens with a descending chord progression on acoustic guitar and piano that recalls Neil Young’s “Motion Pictures,” then slides into a patient pop arrangement worthy of Elton John.”   Pure Comedy will be available April 7 on deluxe 2xLP / 2xLP / CD / DL /  CS worldwide through Sub Pop and Bella Union. The album’s front/back covers and gatefold feature a gargantuan original piece (his first ever commission of its kind) by Ed Steed (The New Yorker). Preorder the album now through Father John Misty’s Official Store


Watch Father John Misty's recent performance on Saturday Night Live.