Fans of the Mountain Goats have surely been wishing/waiting for this moment for a long time: John Darnielle recently announced plans to release his first novel, titled Wolf In White Van, and now he will be doing a book tour for it. Be aware, though, if you head out to see him, it’ll be just words, no music. In a post on his website Darnielle promised that he’ll be leaving his guitar at home. Those dates are listed below, and if you’re in need of a primer of the man’s dauntingly huge discography, take a look at our ranking of his albums from Worst To Best.
9/15 New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge With John Hodgman
9/18 Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
9/22 Raleigh, NC @ Quail Ridge Books
9/24 Nashville, TN @ Parnassus Books
9/25 Oxford, MS @ Off Square Books
9/29 San Francisco, CA @ Green Apple Books with Robin Sloan
9/30 Los Angeles, CA @ Skylight Books
10/1 Portland, OR @ Powell’s Books with Matt Fraction
10/2 Denver, CO @ The Tattered Cover
10/5 Dallas, TX @ The Wild Detectives
10/6 Austin, TX @ BookPeople
10/7 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall with Mairead Case
10/8 Brookline, MA @ Coolidge Theater
Wolf In White Van will be out this Fall.