MIDWIFE – announces a new tour

See her on the road in September + October in support of Luminol, out now on The Flenser.

On the heels of the release of her third full-length album Luminol, multi-instrumentalist Midwife (Madeline Johnston) has announced a string of tour dates throughout southwest in September.  She’ll also be supporting Deafheaven for a show in the Bay Area in October — tour dates are listed below.

Earlier this month, Midwife released Luminol — 6 new songs which explore dark subject matter in her trademark dark yet crystalline manner.  Pensive and hypnotic, the album showcases Johnston’s musical prowess at its finest and is both dream-like and dispiriting.  Revisit the music video for Luminol’s first single “Christina’s World” here, the music video for “Colorado” here and listen to album opener “God Is A Cop” here.

Midwife is the moniker of Madeline Johnston, who lives and works in San Miguel, New Mexico by way of Denver, Colorado, where she spent the better half of the past decade developing the experimental pop project.  When 2020 began, Johnston had several national and international tours planned (including a highly anticipated set at the year’s Roadburn Festival) to promote her album released just prior, the critically-acclaimed Forever.  Unfortunately, the pandemic rescheduled everything and Madeline shifted her focus back to recording and back to her internal landscape.  Luminol was written and produced during this time, and is Midwife’s finest effort to date.

See Midwife on the road in support of Luminol:

9/3 Albuquerque, NM at Longhair Records

9/5 Secret Show + 

9/6 Denver, CO at Hi-Dive +

9/7 Secret Show +

9/8 Boulder, CO at Trident +

9/9 Laramie, WY at The Green House +

9/10 Salt Lake City, UT at Diabolical Records +

9/12 Ft. Collins, CO at The Coast

9/13 Trinidad, CO at The Trinidad Lounge

10/15  Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theater ^

+ with Sympathy Pain

^ with Deafheaven