MITSKI : Be The Cowboy Tour

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Sold Out: MITSKI : Be The Cowboy Tour


Thu, November 8, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Crescent Ballroom

Phoenix, AZ

$16.00 - $18.00

This event is 16 and over

Mitski will tour North America this fall in support of her forthcoming album, Be The Cowboy, out August 17th via Dead Oceans. Tickets are on sale this Friday, June 8th at This will be Mitski’s first full band North American headline tour following her June solo run kicking off this week, and the recent arena tour supporting Lorde.

Mitski Miyawaki has always been wary of being turned a symbol, knowing we’re quick to put women on pedestals and even quicker to knock them down. Nonetheless, after the breakout success of 2016’s Puberty 2, she was hailed as the new vanguard of indie rock. Her carefully crafted songs have often been portrayed as emotionally raw, overflowing confessionals from a fevered chosen girl, but in Be The Cowboy, Mitski introduces a persona who has been teased but never so fully present until now—a woman in control.

“For this new record, I experimented in narrative and fiction,” comments Mitski. Though she hesitates to go so far as to say she created full-on characters, she reveals she had in mind “a very controlled icy repressed woman who is starting to unravel. Because women have so little power and showing emotion is seen as weakness, this ‘character’ clings to any amount of control she can get. Still, there is something very primordial in her that is trying to find a way to get out.”

Thus far, Mitski has shared Be The Cowboy’s “Geyser” with an accompanying video directed by Zia Anger. As described by Jon Caramanica for the New York Times, “A love song that sounds like rowdy ground warfare . . . Her punchy guitar shredding is gone, replaced with ethereal dream-pop cut with industrial tension. ‘I will be the one you need' she sings, ‘and I just can’t be/without you.’ But she doesn’t sound happy.” Listen to Mitski discuss the song with Bob Boilen for NPR Music’s “All Songs Considered” here:
Venue Information:
Crescent Ballroom
308 N. 2nd Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85003