Jeff Mangum, indie rock’s most enigmatic figure, will return to the stage to perform full solo sets this fall.  Today, the singer announced five extra performance dates and locations.  The tour will now begin on August 8th in Burlington, VT.

  This brief tour is remarkable not just because Mangum released one of the best indie rock albums of the 1990s, In The Aeroplane Over The Sea, but because he basically disappeared soon after that.  Since the 1998 release of that now classic album, his second with the band Neutral Milk Hotel, Mangum has reemerged only occasionally to contribute to various projects.  His live appearances have been incredibly rare, and he’s generally been regarded as a recluse.

  The motivation behind Mangum’s reemergence is unclear, but it’s entirely welcome.  Most of the shows that he announced a couple of months ago are already sold out (more dates were added today for the September 10th, Boston, MA show), and fans are likely eager to see the classic Neutral Milk Hotel songs performed live. 

Full list of dates below (via Merge Records):

Aug 8 Burlington, VT First Unitarian Church
Aug 10 Montreal, QC Cabaret du Mile-End
Aug 12 Toronto, ON Trinity St. Paul’s United Church SOLD OUT
Aug 13 Toronto, ON Trinity St. Paul’s United Church SOLD OUT
Sept 07  Northampton, MA Academy of Music Theatre
Sept 09  Cambridge, MA Sanders Theatre at Harvard University SOLD OUT
Sept 10 Boston, MA Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory
Sept 26 Baltimore, MD 2640 Space at St. John’s Church
Sept 27 Baltimore, MD 2640 Space at St. John’s Church w/ A Hawk and A Hacksaw
Sept 30 Asbury Park, NJ ATP America – Paramount Theatre – Three Day Passes (which include this show) are SOLD OUT
Oct 3 Asbury Park, NJ Paramount Theatre w/ A Hawk and A Hacksaw SOLD OUT
Oct 29 New York, NY Town Hall SOLD OUT
Nov 6 Jersey City, NJ Loew’s Jersey Theatre SOLD OUT
Nov 30 Dublin, IRE Whelan’s SOLD OUT
Dec 2 – Dec 4 Minehead, UK All Tomorrow’s Parties Curated by Jeff Mangum at Butlins Holiday Centre SOLD OUT
Dec 8 London, UK Union Chapel SOLD OUT
Dec 9 London, UK Union Chapel SOLD OUT

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