A week after releasing their horn-laden new album, Transcendental Youth, John Darnielle and The Mountain Goats will embark on the first leg of their equally horn-laden fall tour. Opening the string of dates will be Matthew E. White, who wrote the horn arrangements for Youth, and whose horn section from his own 9-piece band will join The Mountain Goats during their sets. Prior to the tour—which kicks off Oct. 9 in Richmond, Virginia, and includes an Oct. 23 stop in Milwaukee, Wisconsin—Darnielle and company will play a covers and rarities set at the Hopscotch Music Festival Sept. 7, and five songs from Youth with vocal quartet Anonymous 4 at the Reynolds Industries Theatre Oct. 6.

Check out a full list of dates—and the first single from Trancendental Youth, “Cry For Judas”—below.


Sept. 7—Fletcher Opera Theatre (Hopscotch Music Festival)—Raleigh, North Carolina
Oct. 6—Reynolds Industries Theatre w/ Anonymous 4—Durham, North Carolina
Oct. 9—The National—Richmond, Virginia
Oct. 10—The Ottobar—Baltimore, Maryland
Oct. 11—Theatre Of Living Arts—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Oct. 14—Music Hall Of Williamsburg—Brooklyn, New York
Oct. 15—Bowery Ballroom—New York, New York
Oct. 18—House Of Blues—Boston, Massachusetts
Oct. 19—The Haunt—Ithaca, New York
Oct. 20—Phoenix Concert Theatre—Toronto, Ontario
Oct. 22—The Ladies Literary Club—Grand Rapids, Michigan
Oct. 23—Pabst Theater—Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Oct. 24—Varsity Theatre—Minneapolis, Minnesota
Oct. 26—The Blue Moose TapHouse—Iowa City, Iowa
Oct. 27—Vic Theatre—Chicago, Illinois