Jeff Mangum has teased us with solo shows for long enough. Neutral Milk Hotel are actually, no-bullshit reuniting and heading out on tour in 2013– 15 years after their last shows together. Only a handful have been announced so far, but apparently there is “more to come,” according to the NMH website. Dates below.
Following the release of 1998’s In the Aeroplane Over the Sea and its subsequent support tour, Neutral Milk Hotel went on hiatus. Aside from a 2001 live album, a 2002 album of Bulgarian music, and a handful of live appearances, Jeff Mangum became indie rock’s resident recluse for over a decade.
After playing a couple shows in 2010, Mangum fully resurfaced in 2011 and 2012 with several solo tours, a set for Occupy Wall Street, festival appearances, and a Neutral Milk Hotel box set.
A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to the charity Children of the Blue Sky.
The tour announcement was accompanied by this crazy note on the NMH website:
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Check out archival live video of Neutral Milk Hotel below the dates. Get excited.
Neutral Milk Hotel:
10-22 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club *
10-23 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club #
10-25 Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium #!
11-28 Taipei, Taiwan – Hostess Club Festival
12-01 Tokyo, Japan – Hostess Club Festival
* with Elf Power
# with Half Japanese
! with Daniel Johnston
“Two Headed Boy”: