Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeff Mangum has announced tour dates for 2013. The notoriously mysterious Mangum largely disappeared from music following the success of Neutral Milk Hotel’s In The Aeroplane Over The Sea in 1998, but he began popping back up in the last few years, first playing one-off shows and then touring in earnest starting in 2011. His website calls this 2013 tour his “last u.s. acoustic tour,” and as we can attest, following our attendance at Mangum’s 2012 show at BAM, he’s worth seeing. If you need more reason to go, let these kooky words from his site inspire you:
 
hello friends in a flock of finches unfolding from the face of a foam horse on the phone toinform you that jeff is heading out for one last u.s. acoustic tour, giving him the chance to play to all the silver citizens dwelling in citys that he has yet to sing in.
 
Check out the tour dates below, you little finches, and try to catch Mangum before he slips back into his rabbit hole.
 
Tour Dates For Jeff Mangum:
01/09 – Buffalo, NY – Asbury Hall, babeville
01/10 – Pittsburgh, PA – Carnegie Music Hall
01/11 – Cleveland, OH – Ohio City Masonic Temple
01/12 – Detroit, MI – Redford Theatre
01/14 – Columbus, OH – Southern Theatre
01/15 – Bloomington, IN – Buskirk-Chumley
01/16 – St. Louis, MO – Sheldon Concert Hall
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
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
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