OK…so far no NYC dates have been announced for the upcoming Mystic Valley Band tour. VERY suspicious….but here’s the good news. I don’t give a darn and neither should you because the band is making a stop in New Haven, Conn. on July 3. They are playing at the famed Toad’s Place. Not many great acts stop in New Haven, (Why? I don’t know), but I grew up nearby and can tell you it’s a great place to see shows. It’s loud, it’s dirty, it’s an old space and it’s in New Haven- pizza capitol of the world.

Now, in reality, there will be an NYC date. But I would rather go to Connecticut and see the band play in a smaller venue. Wouldn’t you?

Click here for a free download of “Nikorette,” a track off the “Outer South,” out on May 5.


Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band – 2009 Tour Dates
April 9: Omaha, NE @ The Slowdown
April 10: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
April 11: Aspen, CO @ Belly Up
April 12: El Paso, TX @ Barnett Harley Davidson
April 13: Albuquerque, NM @ The Sunshine Theater
April 14: Tempe. AZ @ The Marquee
April 15: Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse
April 17: Indio, CA @ Coachella
June 17: Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
June 18: Telluride, CO Telluride Bluegrass Festival
June 19: Moab, Utah Star Hall
June 20: Salt Lake City, UT Library Square (Utah Arts Festival Kickoff)
June 21: Boise, ID Knitting Factory
June 22: Missoula, MT Wilma Theater
June 24: Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
June 25: Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
June 26: Omaha, NE Anchor Inn
June 28: Kansas City, MO Beaumont
June 29: Columbia, MO Blue Note
June 30: Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall
July 01: Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
July 02: Bearsville, NY Bearsville Theatre
July 03: New Haven, CT Toads Place
July 22-26: Carrboro, NC XX Merge