Merge Records announced via a press release today that composer/songwriter, musician, artist, Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel, Olivia Tremor Control) has committed to curating one of the 2 All Tomorrow’s Parties later this year. Another step towards the light again, as it also includes a few east coast dates as well. Read the press release below for more information.
To those unfamiliar with Mangum’s work, you should do your homework as soon as possible. I’d love to write 5,000 words on the meaning of Mangum from me to you but I’ve been scientifically diagnosed as having the anti-art syndrome of late. Consider me your happy but underpaid teacher from Illinois, and this is your lesson.
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Today, All Tomorrow’s Parties announced that Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel) will be performing and curating one of the two festival weekends of their December festivities at Butlins, Minehead. In addition to ATP, Jeff will also be playing select dates on the east coast this fall.
As well as headlining ATP, Mangum will choose around 40 acts to play across the weekend on three indoor stages with a total festival capacity of around 5500 people. Mangum will perform more than once in the more intimate Centre Stage venue, although entry to only one show is guaranteed — he will be performing a solo acoustic set.
After releasing what is now one of the most loved and critically acclaimed albums of the 1990s (In The Aeroplane Over The Sea), Neutral Milk Hotel disbanded before many of those who now love their albums had a chance to see the songs performed live, so Jeff’s much anticipated return to the live stage this year will no doubt be a very special occasion for fans throughout the UK and worldwide.
Here’s a first look at the line-up as chosen by Jeff Mangum which already features a number of much loved performers/groups:
JEFF MANGUM (Neutral Milk Hotel)
THE OLIVIA TREMOR CONTROL
YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS
THE MAGIC BAND
THE RAINCOATS performing The Raincoats (debut LP)
A HAWK AND A HACKSAW
THE APPLES IN STEREO
Tickets for ATP Curated by Jeff Mangum are priced at £170.00pp for room only and £180.00pp for self catering and go on sale this Friday 18th February at 9am GMT from THIS LINK. On sale dates for the east coast dates are included below.
Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel) on tour:
Aug 12 Toronto, ON Trinity St. Paul’s United Church — on sale 2/25
Aug 13 Toronto, ON Trinity St. Paul’s United Church — on sale 2/25
Sept 09 Cambridge, MA TBA
Sept 10 Boston, MA Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory — on sale 2/25
Sept 30 Asbury Park, NJ Paramount Theatre — Sold Out
Oct 03 Asbury Park, NJ Paramount Theatre — Sold Out
Oct 29 New York, NY Town Hall — on sale TBA
Nov 06 Jersey City, NJ Loew’s Theatre — on sale TBA
Dec 02 Somerset, UK All Tomorrow’s Parties Curated by Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel) — on sale 2/18