Of Montreal Announce 2008 Tour Dates

Of Montreal has set an Oct. 7 release date for its newest album, Skeletal Lamping. They will be going on tour in August and will be making a stop here in Austin. The band have also added a new touring member, drummer and multi-instrumentalist Ahmed Gallab of Ohio's Sinkane. On November 13, they will be playing a renovated new club (formerly known as Bourbon Rocks), which is located on 507 6th St. Ticket information should be announced soon.

***Update*** You can buy tickets here for $18. The show was also moved to Fiesta Gardens (2101 Bergman Avenue). Opening for them will be Icy Demons (members of Man Man).

Of Montreal - So Begins Our Alabee (mp3)

Kevin Barnes on the new album:

"I am very happy with it," frontman Kevin Barnes wrote last fall of the forthcoming set on the band's MySpace blog, while noting his worry that "some people are going to misunderstand it. There's nothing I can do about that though, now, it is done. Anyways, I didn't create it to give people something to like. I created it because I was compelled to."
"It is possible to view this album as one long composition, with lots of different movements, or just as a collection of pop songs," Barnes added.
Of Montreal 2008 Tour Dates:
08/08 Myslowice, Poland - OFF Festival
08/09 London, England - Field Day Festival
08/10 Leicester, England - Summer Sundae Weekender
10/07 Durham, NC - Carolina Theatre

10/08 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel

10/10 New York, NY - Roseland Ballroom

10/15 Paris, France - Elysee Montmarte 10-16 London, England - Koko
10/17 Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz
10/18 Rome, Italy - Circolo Degli Artisi

10/19 Berlin, Germany - Lido

10/20 Stockholm Sweden - Debaser Medis

10/21 Copenhagen, Denmark - Amager Bio
10/24 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant *
10/25 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
10/26 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre *

10/27 Chicago, IL - The Riviera *
10/28 Toronto, Ontario - Queen Elizabeth Theatre

10/30 Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre

10/31 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory

11/01 Richmond, VA - The National

11/08 Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle

11/11 New Orleans, LA - Howlin Wolf

11/12 Houston, TX - Warehouse Liv

11/13 Austin, TX - Fiesta Gardens [Buy Tickets] $18
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11/14 Dallas, TX - House of Blues Dallas

11/15 Lawrence, KS - Liberty Hall

11/16 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre

11/17 Murray, UT - Murray Super Theatre

11/19 Seattle, WA - Showbox So Do ^

11/20 Portland, OR - Roseland ^

11/21 San Francisco, CA - Regency Center Grand Ballroom ^

11/22 Los Angeles, CA - TBA ^

* with Sinkane
^ with HEALTH
% with Icy Demons