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Conor Oberst, Jim James, M. Ward Supergroup Announces Tour

Monsters of Folk will hit the road in October. Click here for details!

By: Anna Hyclak // July 23, 2009

Indie supergroup Monsters of Folk has announced plans for a fall tour, kicking off October 13 in Vancouver, BC, before hitting 16 cities across the U.S.

The band — Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, and M. Ward — are partnering with Air Traffic Control, a resource for musicians’ philanthropic and social work, to donate $1 from every ticket sold to nonprofit organizations in each city on the tour.

The four members will switch instruments and roles throughout each show and play songs from their upcoming album, Monsters of Folk, due September 22. The first single, “Say Please,” is available for download on the band’s website now.

Meanwhile, James will release his first solo effort, an album of six George Harrison cover tracks called Tribute To, on August 4, and Conor Oberst performed at the kick-off for Merge Records’ 20th anniversary celebration just last night.

Monsters of Folk tour dates:
10/13, Vancouver, BC (Orpheum)
10/14, Portland, OR (Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall)
10/15, Seattle, WA (Paramount Theatre)
10/17, Oakland, CA (Fox Theater)
10/18, Los Angeles, CA (The Greek Theatre)
10/20, San Diego, CA (Spreckels Theatre)
10/21, Phoenix, AZ (Orpheum Theater)
10/22, Santa Barbara, CA (Santa Barbara Bowl)
10/28, Omaha, NE (Holland Center)
10/29, Minneapolis, MN (Orpheum Theatre)
10/30, Chicago, IL (Auditorium Theatre)
10/31, Louisville, KY (Louisville Palace Theatre)
11/2, Toronto, ON (Massey Hall)
11/3, Boston, MA (The Orpheum)
11/6, New York, NY (United Palace)
11/8, New York, NY (Beacon Theater)
11/9, Philadelphia, PA (Academy of Music)