FULL LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT COMING MAY 9, 2017 VIA PRESS CONFERENCE. DETAILS TO COME.
TICKETS ON SALE MAY 10, 2017.
Interstellar Rodeo is thrilled to bring Father John Misty to Winnipeg for the first time as one of this year’s headliners. Father John Misty will perform on Friday, August 18.
As told to the Winnipeg Free Press, festival producer Shauna de Cartier says, “Interstellar Rodeo is thrilled to be the first to present Father John Misty in Winnipeg. He is one of today’s most intriguing and entertaining artists, and is unveiling a brand new album this week. We know from his 2015 performance at Interstellar Rodeo Edmonton that his live show is second to none. Winnipeg, you are going to love this show.”
Father John Misty will release Pure Comedy, his third studio album, on Friday, April 6. Watch his recent performance of “Total Entertainment Forever” on Saturday Night Live here.
Interstellar Rodeo’s full 2017 lineup will be announced on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 via a press conference. Details to come.
ABOUT FATHER JOHN MISTY:
Since 2012, Father John Misty aka Josh Tillman has unexpectedly emerged as a singular (if not undeniably, um, idiosyncratic) voice. Whether by virtue of his lyrics, which routinely defy the presumed polarities of wit and empathy; his live performances which may perhaps be described best as “intimately berzerk,” or the infuriating line he seems to occupy between canny and total fraud online or in interviews, Father John Misty has cultivated a rare space for himself in the musical landscape – that of a real enigma. Pure Comedy sees Tillman at the height of these powers: as a lyricist, and equally so a cultural observer – at times bordering on freakishly prescient. Tillman’s bent critiques, bared humanity and gently warped classic songwriting are all here in equal measure and – at 75 minutes – there’s a veritable fuck ton of it. The album navigates themes of progress, technology, fame, the environment, politics, aging, social media, human nature, human connection and his own role in it all with his usual candour, and in terms as timely as they are timeless.