The end of the year is always a bit of a dead zone for new concert announcements. With so much focus on the holidays, it’s easy to forget that planning for the new year of concerts is never a time to take off. Babeville just made one of the bigger announcements of the 2016 concert year with the booking of Mountain Goats on April 6 at the complex’s Asbury Hall (341 Delaware Ave.).
The long-running folk rockers out of California released its 15th studio album, “Beat the Champ,” earlier this spring. The record is a loose concept album revolving around the less than positive times of professional wrestling. With the well-received “Beat the Champ” starting to turn up on a handful of year-end lists, the band is set to take the album on tour once again in early 2016.
Tickets for the Mountain Goats go on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 11 (box office, Ticketweb.com).