Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel) Extends Solo Tour, Will Continue Touring


When Jeff Mangum first announced his 2013 tour, it was widely thought to be his final tour ever. After all, his 2012 tour was his first real series of shows since Neutral Milk Hotel was still a band (I’m excluding festival one-offs).  A message with new tour dates has been released on his website that’s worded in such a quirky way, you have to think Jeff is behind it (although it is signed Artoria Gibbons).

It reads “dear friends,

with mouth music the meaning seems to say that there are rumors going round that that this is to be jeff’s final tour. it is not, although to be clear his solo acoustic show will not be returning to any city he has already visited anytime in the foreseeable future. as for the waterfalling woman, we deeply and humbly paralogize for any inconfusion her face of fireworks may have formed while you were falling asleep.

from a thoracopagus dovecote of comets,
artoria gibbons 
nmh records

I hope this means that Jeff will tour again in other areas in 2014. Part of me hopes it means that a full Neutral Milk Hotel tour will come someday (after all, since when has anything been released under “nmh records” and not Merge Records?). To see the full tour dates including the new ones, click “Read more”.

01-18 Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall *
01-19 Oklahoma City, OK – ACM, UCO – Performance Lab *
01-20 Dallas, TX – Majestic Theater *
01-21 Houston, TX – Cullen Theater, the Wortham Center *
01-23 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks * (early and late shows)
01-24 Tallahassee, FL – The Moon *
01-25 Gainesville, FL – Florida Theater *
01-26 Orlando, FL – The Beacham *
01-28 Augusta, GA – Sky City *
01-29 Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall *
01-30 Wilmington, NC – Brooklyn Arts Center, St. Andrews *
01-31 Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre *
02-01 Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre *
02-02 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle * (early and late shows)
02-04 Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater *
02-05 Wilmington, DE – Dupont Theatre *
02-06 York, PA – Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center *
02-08 Hartford, CT – The Great Hall in Union Station *!
02-09 Portland, ME – State Theater *!
02-10 Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel *!
02-13 Ithaca, NY – State Theatre *!
02-14 Clinton, NY – Hamilton College Chapel *
02-15 Poughkeepsie, NY – Barvadon Opera House*!
02-16 North Adams, MA – MASS MoCA *!
03-24 Santa Cruz, CA – Rio Theatre
03-25 Santa Barbara, CA – Lobero Theatre
03-26 San Diego, CA – Spreckles Theatre
03-28 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
03-29 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
03-30 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
03-31 Marfa, TX – Goode Crowley Theatre
04-02 Santa Fe, NM – The Lensic
04-04 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
04-05 Boise, ID – Egyptian Theatre

* with Tall Firs
! with the Music Tapes

Dan Bogosian

I finished school with a music theory degree. Before I finished school, I was a janitor. You really should apologize to all the janitors you've ever had. You hurt them. Seriously. You did.

But, now that we've cleared that up and you called your high school janitor, know that I quit being a janitor to pursue writing about music. So here I am, and here you are, and hey how are you?
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