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Neutral Milk Hotel Reunite For Tour

Select Dates Scheduled for Fall

Apr 30, 2013 Neutral Milk Hotel Bookmark and Share

Some 15 years since their last live performance, Neutral Milk Hotel have announced that they will reunite for a select number of tour dates set to take place this fall. With just five shows currently planned (two of which will take place in the band’s hometown of Athens, Ga.) with “more to come,” according to the group’s website, the performances will commence this October.

On hiatus since releasing their revered 1998 album In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, Neutral Milk Hotel was once thought to gone for good, particularly when the band’s frontman Jeff Mangum became indie music’s equivalent to J.D. Salinger, becoming an increasingly reclusive figure. Over the past two years however, Mangum has begun showing signs of new life, embarking a number of solo tours and even making appearances at larger music festivals.

According to Pitchfork the new touring line-up will consist of Mangum, Scott Spillane, Julian Koster, and Jeremy Barnes, all of whom first came together following the release of On Avery Island in 1996.

Perhaps to match foreseen frenzy and excitement in response to the announcement, the band posted this particularly strange note on their website: “and of water course womb rume is a wandering the welkin woman whose fune caul is all umbilical cord code that comes equipped with read volve vît curtains that čun seel my văl én tich radio reason in remembrance of mademoiselle gabrielle and her wone tym pad lock of burd language as it borders on twin tolk the wolk king wall of woolpack pigeons pointing to the fly blind readers riddle and his rian boh”

Neutral Milk Hotel Tour Dates:

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 Taipei
12-01 Tokyo, Japan - Hostess Club Weekender

* with Elf Power
# with Half Japanese
! with Daniel Johnston



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