Deacon is scheduled to join Cyrus on six dates throughout November and December: Nov. 19 at Chicago’s Riviera, Nov. 21 at the Fillmore Detroit, Nov. 27 at D.C.’s Echostage, Nov. 28 at New York’s Terminal 5, Dec. 5 at Philadelphia’s Electric Factory and Dec. 6 at Boston’s House of Blues.
Between those dates, Deacon will also tour on his own, but no Baltimore date has been scheduled.
Few would have predicted this tour pairing, but Cyrus – a successful provocateur whose artistic interests seem constantly pulled in multiple directions – has become difficult to predict since she shed the Disney persona her "Hannah Montana" character created.
This tour is in support of the surprise album Cyrus released in late August under the name “Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz,” a psychedelic amalgamation of Cyrus’ many musical whims made with the Flaming Lips and Mike Will Made It.
Here’s what Deacon — who released his latest album, "Gliss Riffer" in February — said in a press release about the tour:
“I felt like I was in the 'Phantom Tollbooth' when the offer to open the Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz tour came in, but I have a pretty weird life and tend to end up in really bizarre situations that I never in a million years would have pictured. I think it's safe to say without any doubt that the experience of touring with Miley and the Flaming Lips will be one of the most reality-curving events of my career thus far. Mostly I'm really looking forward to introducing my music and performance to her fans and to watch this show unfold each night."
Earlier this year, Deacon performed at Baltimore’s Windjammer festival. (Read the Sun review here.) The 34-year-old artist also opened for Arcade Fire on the band's North America tour last year.