J. Tillman, AKA Father John Misty, mesmerized Music City on Tuesday night. It was his first time playing the Mother Church and he did not disappoint. He played a lengthy set that started with “Pure Comedy” and “Total Entertainment Forever.” The set list was a great mix of old and new tunes, which seemed to appease the audience.
The crowd kept their enthusiasm up from start to finish as Father John Misty danced from one side of the important stage to the other. His dance moves combined with his stage presence, intelligent lyrics and wild visuals made the show an epic evening.
The crowd hung on every lyric from Father John Misty. At one point, an engrossed audience member begged for FJM to, “F*** my wife.” “Bored in the USA” was definitely a fan favorite with the crowd singing along and cheering after he sang, “Save me honky tonk Jesus!” Other favorites of the evening included “Ballad of the Dying Man and “I’m Writing a Novel.” It was an evening we’ll never forget and if you take one piece of advice from us this year, let it be this: Go see Father John Misty on tour.
Check out highlights from the show below and check out his album, Pure Comedy.
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My gosh, Josh Tillman (Father John Misty) as a front man is Freddie Mercury meets James Brown and Roger Daltrey. I am not kidding. And I have missed this all along, until tonight. His record "Pure Comedy" is a man honestly deconstructing the faith of his youth into something profound and beautiful. #fatherjohnmisty