Melbourne Festival performers, Texan indie darlings Okkervil River, are set to perform a number of shows in Victoria and in other states as they head down under to play shows this October. The five-piece come armed with a swag of new songs from their recently released sixth album, I Am Very Far, which is quite removed from anything they’ve done before.  Led by the commanding Will Sheff, who described by Pitchfork as as “one of the best lyric-writers in indie rock”, Okkervil River  taking the crowd from rowdy sing alongs to silent intense listening.

In addition to their previously announced Melbourne Festival shows, Okkervil River will bring their rollicking blend of country, folk and rock to audiences in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.

Wednesday 12th – Perth – Capitol
Tickets: handsometours.com, 78 Records, Mills, Planet Video, Star Surf, heatseeker.com.aumoshtix.com.au

Tuesday 18th – Sydney – Metro Theatre
Tickets: handsometours.comMetro Box Office or 02 9550 3666, ticketek.com.au or 132 849

Wednesday 19th – Brisbane – The Hi Fi
Tickets: handsometours.comthehifi.com.au, 1300 843 434, Kill The Music, Butter Beats, Gooble Warming, Atlantis Music Southport

Also appearing as part of Melbourne Festival at the following venues:
Friday 14th – Melbourne – The Forum Theatre
Saturday 15th – Meeniyan – Meeniyan Town Hall
Sunday 16th – Will Sheff solo show – Melbourne – Toff In Town
Tickets: www.melbournefestival.com.au