Three Imaginary Girls

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Our friend John Vanderslice hit the proverbial road this week, touring behind the upcoming release of Romanian Names, which will be out on Dead Oceans in mid-May. The first leg, dubbed the Gone Primitive tour, is paired up with the Mountain Goats for some sure-to-be stellar performances:

Fri Mar 20, 2009 – Norfolk, VA
Attucks Theater
w/ The Mountain Goats

Sat Mar 21, 2009 – Washington, DC
Sixth and I Synagogue
w/ The Mountain Goats

Tue Mar 24, 2009 – Northampton, MA
Pearl Street
w/ The Mountain Goats

Wed Mar 25, 2009 – Somerville, MA

Somerville Theater
w/ The Mountain Goats

Thu Mar 26, 2009 – Hamilton, NY
Donovan's Pub
w/ The Mountain Goats

Fri Mar 27, 2009 – New York, NY
Society For Ethical Culture
w/ The Mountain Goats

Sun Mar 29, 2009 – Gambier, OH
Kenyon College
w/ The Mountain Goats

Mon Mar 30, 2009 – Oberlin, OH
Oberlin College
w/ The Mountain Goats

Wed Apr 1, 2009 – Chicago, IL
w/ The Mountain Goats

Thu Apr 2, 2009 – Champaign, IL
Courtyard Cafe – University of IL
w/ The Mountain Goats

Fri Apr 3, 2009 – Iowa City, LA
The Mill
w/ The Mountain Goats

Sat Apr 4, 2009 – Richmond, IN
Earlham College
w/ The Mountain Goats

Mon Apr 6, 2009 – Bloomington, IN
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
w/ The Mountain Goats

And just in time for this imaginary girl's May birthday, a set of solo dates for the actual album release:

Tue May 19, 2009 – San Francisco, CA
Rickshaw Stop
Romanian Names Record Release Show!!
w/ very special guest

Thu May 21, 2009 – Portland, OR
Mississippi Studios

Fri May 22, 2009 – Seattle, WA
Easy Street Records
Record Release show! Free! [shut up!]

Sun May 24, 2009 – Quincy, WA
Sasquatch Festival
w/ Animal Collective, Bon Iver, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Murder City Devils

Wed May 27, 2009 – Provo, UT

Thu May 28, 2009 – Salt Lake City , UT
Kilby Court

Sat May 30, 2009 – Omaha, NE
Slow Down

Seeing as (a) I live five minutes from Easy Street and (b) have picked Sunday at Sasquatch as my favorite day in the lineup, I'm pretty psyched about these shows. It will definitely be rad to get a double dose of JV in my queue.

Also, tweets, tour details & photos, and a whole lot more candy here.


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