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Jeff Mangum Comeback Rolls on With Full 2012 Tour


Jeff Mangum’s tentative return to the spotlight will continue in a much more significant way in 2012. Stereogum points out the onetime Neutral Milk Hotel singer/songwriter has just announced a 12-date U.S. tour at the start of the new year that wraps with a pair of dates at Athens, Georgia’s 40 Watt Club — if you’re hoping to get a glimpse of Mangum onstage with some of his old Elephant 6 pals, that would probably be your best bet. Tickets go on sale November 11th at 12 p.m. local time

Prepare to grab tix while reading our rundown of five reasons why you should bother in the first place.

Jan. 18 – New Haven, CT @ Shubert Theater
Jan. 20 – Brooklyn, NY Gilman Opera House @ Brooklyn Academy of Music
Jan. 25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Irvine Auditorium at University of Pennsylvania
Jan. 27 – Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
Jan. 30 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Memorial Hall at University of North Carolina
Feb. 1 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
Feb. 4 – Minneapolis, MN Pantages Theatre
Feb. 6 – Chicago, IL Athenaeum Theater
Feb. 7 – Chicago, IL Athenaeum Theater
Feb. 8 – Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater
Feb. 10 – Athens, GA 40 Watt Club
Feb. 11 – Athens, GA 40 Watt Club