February 4th, 2022

Mitski’s highly anticipated new album, Laurel Hell, is out today on Dead Oceans. In conjunction, she presents the Maegan Houng-directed “Stay Soft” video, which shows Mitski as an elaborate performer – her cathartic movements on full display. Fans across the world will experience this live beginning in two weeks when Mitski kicks off her sold out North American Tour.

“This video is heavily inspired by Romanticism and paintings and artwork from the Victorian era. Like the lyrics of the song ‘Stay Soft,’ paintings from that era have a gentle quality, but they still evoke a certain feeling of unexplored darkness and danger. I want the audience to feel safe within this fabricated world and then realize that the character Mitski plays is being hunted. The violence lurking beneath the surface emerges, and yet is still transformed into something beautiful via dance. Through the dance sequence, Mitski’s character is able to conquer the violence, but not without irreparable harm to her psyche.”- Maegan Houang

  “‘Stay Soft’ was a more straightforward rock song when I wrote it on guitar, but the darkly sexual lyrics sung in that context felt too heavy and melodramatic. So we couched the depressing lyrics in an inviting dance beat, which is a trick people have used for hundreds of years. The remnants of the original grungy feeling can be heard starting at the instrumental interlude, when the distorted guitar comes in.

 “This song, frankly, is about hurt people finding each other, and using sex to make sense of their pain. This is by no means the correct way to cope with trauma, but it’s a thing people do regardless, and I always want to write songs about what we actually do, so that we don’t feel alone in them.” – Mitski

Mitski Tour Dates

Thu. Feb. 17, 2022 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel – SOLD OUT

Fri. Feb. 18, 2022 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz – SOLD OUT

Sat. Feb. 19, 2022 – Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern – SOLD OUT

Mon. Feb. 21, 2022 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City – SOLD OUT

Tue. Feb. 22, 2022 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre – SOLD OUT

Thu. Feb. 24, 2022 – Houston, TX @ The Lawn at White Oak Music Hall – SOLD OUT

Fri. Feb. 25, 2022 – Dallas, TX @ The Factory in Deep Ellum – SOLD OUT

Sat. Feb. 26, 2022 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater – SOLD OUT

Mon. Feb. 28, 2022 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren – SOLD OUT

Wed. March 2, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Exposition Hall – SOLD OUT

Thu. March 3, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Exposition Hall – SOLD OUT

Fri. March 4, 2022 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater – SOLD OUT

Sat. March 5,2022 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater – SOLD OUT

Mon. March 7, 2022 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall – SOLD OUT

Wed. March 9, 2022 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre – SOLD OUT

Thu. March 10, 2022 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre – SOLD OUT

Sat. March 12, 2022 – Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom – SOLD OUT

Mon. March 14, 2022 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre – SOLD OUT

Tue. March 15, 2022 – Milwaukee, WI @ Miller High Life Theatre – SOLD OUT

Thu. March 17, 2022 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre – SOLD OUT

Fri. March 18, 2022 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall – SOLD OUT

Sat. March 19, 2022 – Montreal, QC @ St-Jean-Baptiste Church – SOLD OUT

Mon. March 21, 2022 – Boston, MA @ Roadrunner – SOLD OUT

Tue. March 22, 2022 – Boston, MA @ Roadrunner – SOLD OUT

Thu. March 24, 2022 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall – SOLD OUT

Fri. March 25, 2022 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall – SOLD OUT

Sat. March 26, 2022 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem – SOLD OUT

Sun. March 27, 2022 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem – SOLD OUT

Tue. March 29, 2022 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE – SOLD OUT

Wed. March 30, 2022 – Louisville, KY @ Old Forester’s Paristown Hall – SOLD OUT

Thu. March 31, 2022 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium – SOLD OUT

Thu. April 21, 2022 – Bristol, UK @ Marble Factory – SOLD OUT

Fri. April 22, 2022 – Leeds, UK @ University Union Refectory – SOLD OUT

Sat. April 23, 2022 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland Ballroom – SOLD OUT

Mon. April 25, 2022 – Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street – SOLD OUT

Tue. April 26, 2022 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy – SOLD OUT

Thu. April 28, 2022 – London, UK @ The Roundhouse – SOLD OUT

Fri. April 29, 2022 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton – SOLD OUT

Sat. April 30, 2022 – Brussels, BE @ Les Nuits Botanique Festival – SOLD OUT

Mon. May 2, 2022 – Tourcoing, FR @ Le Grand Mix – SOLD OUT

Tue. May 3, 2022 – Paris, FR @ L’Olympia – SOLD OUT

Wed. May 4, 2022 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso – SOLD OUT

Fri. May 6, 2022 – Zurich, CH @ Kaufleuten

Sat. May 7, 2022 – Lausanne, CH @ Les Docks SOLD OUT

Mon. May 9, 2022 – Berlin, DE @ Metropol – SOLD OUT

Tue. May 10, 2022 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega – SOLD OUT

Wed. May 11, 2022 – Stockholm, SE @ Fållan SOLD OUT

Thu. May 12, 2022 – Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene SOLD OUT

Sat. May 14, 2022 – Hamburg, DE @ Fabrik – SOLD OUT

Sun. May 15, 2022 – Cologne, DE @ Carlswerk Victoria – SOLD OUT

Tue. May 17, 2022 – Vienna, AT @ WUK – SOLD OUT

Wed. May 18, 2022 – Prague, CZ @ Archa Theatre – SOLD OUT

Thu. May 19, 2022 – Munich, DE @ Strom – SOLD OUT

Sat. Jun. 11 – Glasgow, SC @ Ibrox Stadium * – SOLD OUT

Wed. Jun. 15 – Manchester, UK @ Emirates Old Trafford * – SOLD OUT

Thu. Jun. 16 – Manchester, UK @ Emirates Old Trafford * – SOLD OUT

Sat. Jun. 18 – London, UK @ Wembley Stadium * – SOLD OUT

Sun. Jun. 19 – London, UK @ Wembley Stadium * – SOLD OUT

Sat. July 2, 2022 – Stockholm, SE @ Lollapalooza Stockholm

Fri. Sep. 16 – Sun. Sep. 18, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA @ Primavera Sound LA

 * supporting Harry Styles

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January 12th, 2022

Mitski will release Laurel Hell, one of 2022’s most-anticipated albums, on February 4th via Dead Oceans, and will then embark on a sold out North American tour. Today, Mitski presents the new single/video, “Love Me More.”

Recorded with longtime producer Patrick Hyland throughout the isolation of the pandemic, some of the songs comprising Laurel Hell “slowly took on new forms and meanings, like seed to flower” as Mitski “needed to create something that was also a pep talk.”

“As ‘Love Me More’ was written pre-pandemic, lyrics like ‘If I keep myself at home’ had different meanings than what they would now, but I kept them on the album because I found that some of the sentiments not only remained the same, but were accentuated by the lockdown.

 “‘Love Me More’ went through the most iterations out of all the songs on the album. It’s been too fast, too slow, and at some point, it was even an old style country song. Finally, I think because we had watched The Exorcist, we thought of Mike Oldfield’s ‘Tubular Bells’ and experimented with floating an ostinato over the chorus. As we steadily evolved the ostinato to fit over the chord progressions, we began to hear how the track was meant to sound.” – Mitski

Mitski Tour Dates:

Thu. Feb. 17, 2022 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel – SOLD OUT

Fri. Feb. 18, 2022 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz – SOLD OUT

Sat. Feb. 19, 2022 – Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern – SOLD OUT

Mon. Feb. 21, 2022 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City – SOLD OUT

Tue. Feb. 22, 2022 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre – SOLD OUT

Thu. Feb. 24, 2022 – Houston, TX @ The Lawn at White Oak Music Hall – SOLD OUT

Fri. Feb. 25, 2022 – Dallas, TX @ The Factory in Deep Ellum – SOLD OUT

Sat. Feb. 26, 2022 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater – SOLD OUT

Mon. Feb. 28, 2022 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren – SOLD OUT

Wed. March 2, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Exposition Hall – SOLD OUT

Thu. March 3, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Exposition Hall – SOLD OUT

Fri. March 4, 2022 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater – SOLD OUT

Sat. March 5,2022 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater – SOLD OUT

Mon. March 7, 2022 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall – SOLD OUT

Wed. March 9, 2022 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre – SOLD OUT

Thu. March 10, 2022 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre – SOLD OUT

Sat. March 12, 2022 – Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom – SOLD OUT

Mon. March 14, 2022 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre – SOLD OUT

Tue. March 15, 2022 – Milwaukee, WI @ Miller High Life Theatre – SOLD OUT

Thu. March 17, 2022 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre – SOLD OUT

Fri. March 18, 2022 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall – SOLD OUT

Sat. March 19, 2022 – Montreal, QC @ St-Jean-Baptiste Church – SOLD OUT

Mon. March 21, 2022 – Boston, MA @ Roadrunner – SOLD OUT

Tue. March 22, 2022 – Boston, MA @ Roadrunner – SOLD OUT

Thu. March 24, 2022 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall – SOLD OUT

Fri. March 25, 2022 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall – SOLD OUT

Sat. March 26, 2022 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem – SOLD OUT

Sun. March 27, 2022 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem – SOLD OUT

Tue. March 29, 2022 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE – SOLD OUT

Wed. March 30, 2022 – Louisville, KY @ Old Forester’s Paristown Hall – SOLD OUT

Thu. March 31, 2022 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium – SOLD OUT

Thu. April 21, 2022 – Bristol, UK @ Marble Factory – SOLD OUT

Fri. April 22, 2022 – Leeds, UK @ University Union Refectory – SOLD OUT

Sat. April 23, 2022 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland Ballroom – SOLD OUT

Mon. April 25, 2022 – Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street – SOLD OUT

Tue. April 26, 2022 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy – SOLD OUT

Thu. April 28, 2022 – London, UK @ The Roundhouse – SOLD OUT

Fri. April 29, 2022 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton – SOLD OUT

Sat. April 30, 2022 – Brussels, BE @ Les Nuits Botanique Festival – SOLD OUT

Mon. May 2, 2022 – Tourcoing, FR @ Le Grand Mix – SOLD OUT

Tue. May 3, 2022 – Paris, FR @ L’Olympia – SOLD OUT

Wed. May 4, 2022 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso – SOLD OUT

Fri. May 6, 2022 – Zurich, CH @ Kaufleuten

Sat. May 7, 2022 – Lausanne, CH @ Les Docks SOLD OUT

Mon. May 9, 2022 – Berlin, DE @ Metropol – SOLD OUT

Tue. May 10, 2022 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega – SOLD OUT

Wed. May 11, 2022 – Stockholm, SE @ Fållan SOLD OUT

Thu. May 12, 2022 – Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene SOLD OUT

Sat. May 14, 2022 – Hamburg, DE @ Fabrik – SOLD OUT

Sun. May 15, 2022 – Cologne, DE @ Carlswerk Victoria – SOLD OUT

Tue. May 17, 2022 – Vienna, AT @ WUK – SOLD OUT

Wed. May 18, 2022 – Prague, CZ @ Archa Theatre – SOLD OUT

Thu. May 19, 2022 – Munich, DE @ Strom – SOLD OUT

Sat. July 2, 2022 – Stockholm, SE @ Lollapalooza Stockholm

Fri. Sep. 16 – Sun. Sep. 18, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA @ Primavera Sound LA

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November 10th, 2021

Mitski made her bold return last month, presenting “Working for the Knife” and announcing a world tour, with all North American dates selling out instantly. Today, Mitski announces Laurel Hell, her new album, out February 4th on Dead Oceans, and unveils a new single/video, “The Only Heartbreaker.” Laurel Hell is a soundtrack for transformation, a map to the place where vulnerability and resilience, sorrow and delight, error and transcendence can all sit within our humanity, can all be seen as worthy of acknowledgment, and ultimately, love. “I accept it all,” she promises. “I forgive it all.” It cements Mitski’s reputation as an artist who possesses the power of turning our most savage and alienated experiences into the very elixir that cures them. “I wrote what I needed to hear. As I’ve always done.”

“The Only Heartbreaker” video, co-directed by Maegan Houang and Jeff Desom, presents the bewildering experience of Mitski’s first time being filmed almost entirely in front of a green screen. Houang comments, “The worst pain I’ve experienced is when I’ve fully understood the pain I’ve caused another. It’s one of the hardest parts of being human, that no matter our intentions, we’ll inevitably do something hurtful to our fellow man, if not someone we love. In this case, the harm Mitski enacts in the video is to the world. It’s unstoppable and destructive, but worst of all, she doesn’t even want it to happen. She’s a stand-in for humanity as we collectively do so little to save ourselves and our planet.”

Mitski Tour Dates

Thu. Feb. 17, 2022 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel – SOLD OUT

Fri. Feb. 18, 2022 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz – SOLD OUT

Sat. Feb. 19, 2022 – Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern – SOLD OUT

Mon. Feb. 21, 2022 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City – SOLD OUT

Tue. Feb. 22, 2022 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre – SOLD OUT

Thu. Feb. 24, 2022 – Houston, TX @ The Lawn at White Oak Music Hall – SOLD OUT

Fri. Feb. 25, 2022 – Dallas, TX @ The Factory in Deep Ellum – SOLD OUT

Sat. Feb. 26, 2022 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at Moody Theater – SOLD OUT

Mon. Feb. 28, 2022 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren – SOLD OUT

Wed. March 2, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Exposition Hall – SOLD OUT

Thu. March 3, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Exposition Hall – SOLD OUT

Fri. March 4, 2022 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater – SOLD OUT

Sat. March 5,2022 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater – SOLD OUT

Mon. March 7, 2022 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall – SOLD OUT

Wed. March 9, 2022 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre – SOLD OUT

Thu. March 10, 2022 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre – SOLD OUT

Sat. March 12, 2022 – Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom – SOLD OUT

Mon. March 14, 2022 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre – SOLD OUT

Tue. March 15, 2022 – Milwaukee, WI @ Miller High Life Theatre – SOLD OUT

Thu. March 17, 2022 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre – SOLD OUT

Fri. March 18, 2022 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall – SOLD OUT

Sat. March 19, 2022 – Montreal, QC @ St-Jean-Baptiste Church – SOLD OUT

Mon. March 21, 2022 – Boston, MA @ Roadrunner – SOLD OUT

Tue. March 22, 2022 – Boston, MA @ Roadrunner – SOLD OUT

Thu. March 24, 2022 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall – SOLD OUT

Fri. March 25, 2022 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall – SOLD OUT

Sat. March 26, 2022 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem – SOLD OUT

Sun. March 27, 2022 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem – SOLD OUT

Tue. March 29, 2022 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE – SOLD OUT

Wed. March 30, 2022 – Louisville, KY @ Old Forester’s Paristown Hall – SOLD OUT

Thu. March 31, 2022 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium – SOLD OUT

Thu. April 21, 2022 – Bristol, UK @ Marble Factory – SOLD OUT

Fri. April 22, 2022 – Leeds, UK @ University Union Refectory – SOLD OUT

Sat. April 23, 2022 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland Ballroom – SOLD OUT

Mon. April 25, 2022 – Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street – SOLD OUT

Tue. April 26, 2022 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy – SOLD OUT

Thu. April 28, 2022 – London, UK @ The Roundhouse – SOLD OUT

Fri. April 29, 2022 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton – SOLD OUT

Sat. April 30, 2022 – Brussels, BE @ Les Nuits Botanique Festival – SOLD OUT

Mon. May 2, 2022 – Tourcoing, FR @ Le Grand Mix – SOLD OUT

Tue. May 3, 2022 – Paris, FR @ L’Olympia

Wed. May 4, 2022 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso – SOLD OUT

Fri. May 6, 2022 – Zurich, CH @ Kaufleuten

Sat. May 7, 2022 – Lausanne, CH @ Les Docks

Mon. May 9, 2022 – Berlin, DE @ Metropol – SOLD OUT

Tue. May 10, 2022 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega – SOLD OUT

Wed. May 11, 2022 – Stockholm, SE @ Fållan

Thu. May 12, 2022 – Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene

Sat. May 14, 2022 – Hamburg, DE @ Fabrik – SOLD OUT

Sun. May 15, 2022 – Cologne, DE @ Carlswerk Victoria – SOLD OUT

Tue. May 17, 2022 – Vienna, AU @ WUK – SOLD OUT

Wed. May 18, 2022 – Prague, CZ @ Archa Theatre – SOLD OUT

Thu. May 19, 2022 – Munich, DE @ Strom – SOLD OUT

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