After 18 long years, The Microphones should go on tour again in 2022, according to singer Phil Elverum. Elverum has announced several tour dates in the United States but also in Canada, Spain, Portugal and a festival in the Netherlands. Ragana and Emily Sprague support them during their North American tour dates.
After the release of Microphones’ 2003 album Strange mountain, Elverum began recording and releasing music under the same name, Mount Eerie. That suddenly changed in 2020, when the folk singer released a 45-minute piece of art titled “Microphones in 2020,” accompanied by a photo book and short documentary. It was their first song since 2003 and earlier this year The Microphones released Foghorn Ribbon, a clear vinyl LP that contains no music and just background noise. The album was a limited release with only 999 copies and no digital downloads available.
Mount Eerie’s Lost Wisdom Pt. 2 was introduced to the world in 2019, and Elverum announced tour dates for Spring 2020, which were later reprogrammed due to the emergence of the pandemic. With The Microphones tour dates next year, there’s a good chance they could perform, as have many other bands that have postponed their tour until next year.
North American tour dates:
02/17 Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriets #
02/18 Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room #
02/26 Portland, OR – Polaris Hall #
02/28 Seattle, WA – Neptune Theater #
01/03 Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center ^
02/03 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall ^
03/03 Grand Rapids, MI – Rich Theater ^
04/03 Toronto, Ontario – Grand Hall ^
05/03 Montreal, Quebec – La Sala Rossa ^
06/03 Portland, ME – Space ^
07/03 Somerville, MA – Somerville Theater ^
08/03 Brooklyn, NY – St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church
09/03 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Shrine ^
10/03 Washington, DC – Miracle Theater ^
# with Ragana
^ with Emily Sprague