John Darnielle and Peter Hughes to tour as the Mountain Goats this summer

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For the first time since 2007 (that's 6 years ago, count 'em—6!), John Darnielle has announced that he will go on the road with the Mountain Goats again, this time as a duo with Peter Hughes. The tour, which will be appropriately named TUTTLINGEN WARRIORS TOUR 2013, stemming from an inside joke between the pair, begins in D.C. and ends in Newport, RI at the Newport Folk Festival. Darnielle, in typical Darnielle fashion, has posted a long diatribe on his site with the important details of the tour and how it came about. You can read that here, but the most important element of it all is this note:

“…don't panic under other circumstances if you can help it, panic is seldom a helpful or pleasant emotional state, unless you happen to be writing a piece called 'What I Look Like When I Panic,' then maybe OK.”

The tour dates for the duo with The Baptist Generals opening are listed below, and we're speculating that a 285 Kent show will be added on the 6th. But don't hold us to it, what do we know?

The Mountain Goats on tour:
* = w/ The Baptist Generals
May 1 Boone, NC Appalachian State University
June 3 Washington, DC 9:30 Club*
June 4 York, PA Strand- Capitol Performing Arts*
June 5 Hoboken, NJ Maxwell's*
June 7 New Haven, CT Center Church on the Green*
June 8 Portland, ME Port City Music Hall*
June 9 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground Ballroom*
June 11 Munhall, PA Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead*
June 12 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre*
June 14 Cincinnati, OH Taft Ballroom*
June 15 Bloomington, IN Buskirk-Chumley Theatre*
June 16 Evanston, IL Space*
June 17 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall*
June 19 Kansas City, MO The Record Bar*
June 20 St. Louis, MO Old Rock House*
June 22 Birmingham, AL The Bottletree*
June 23 Gainesville, FL High Dive*
June 24 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room*
June 26 Charleston, SC The Charleston Pourhouse *
June 27 West Columbia, SC New Brookland Tavern*
June 28 Wilmington, NC The Soapbox *
July 26-28 Newport, RI Newport Folk Festival
September 13-16 Miami, FL Atlantic Ocean Comedy and Music Festival