Father John Misty, the stage name of singer-songwriter John Tillman, will perform Friday, Sept. 28, at the Fillmore Miami Beach on a tour supporting his forthcoming album, “God’s Favorite Customer.”
General-admission tickets cost $35-$38 and go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, May 11, with a series of presales starting 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, via LiveNation.com and charge-by-phone (800-745-3000). Special reserve seats are also available for $50.
Misty will be supported by a roster of guest bands on the 70-date tour, including TV on the Radio, Bully, Blitzen Trapper and garage rocker King Tuff, who will open the Fillmore show.
“God’s Favorite Customer,” due out June 1, is the artist’s 11th album, and his fourth as Father John Misty. Misty adopted the “ridiculous” moniker, as he describes it in various interviews, after departing the rustic indie-rock band Fleet Foxes as its drummer in 2012. Between albums, Misty does side gigs, including co-writing two songs on Lady Gaga’s “Joanne” and contributing to Beyonce’s single “Hold Up,” from “Lemonade.”
Since becoming Father John Misty, he’s recast himself as a chummy if polarizing neurotic, and a historian of society’s absurdities. On his 2017 album, “Pure Comedy,” he bleakly ruminates on capitalism, on how people consume entertainment, and how humanity is condemned to moral chaos. Misty also takes in stride internet-spawned perceptions of his music as “wordy, faux-intellectual hipster garbage,” he told the Los Angeles Times last year. “People act like there's this glut of artists doing what I do," he said. "I'm basically a meme at this point. But who else does this? Even when I'm writing a pop song, my values are markedly different.”