No Austin date yet for Daniel Johnston’s ‘Final Tour’

Eclectic singer-songwriter and creator of Austin’s iconic “Hi, How Are You?” street art, Daniel Johnston has announced a run of five shows billed as his “final tour.”

Jay Janner/American-Statesman – Daniel Johnston performs at The Belmont during SXSW 2012.

The tour kicks off in late September and runs through early November with stops in New Orleans, Philadelphia, Chicago, Portland and Vancouver. At each stop on the tour, Johnston will be backed by artists who have been influenced by his work, including Jeff Tweedy, Built to Spill and members of the Preservation All-Stars.

The backing band for each night will create the show’s set list and each concert will begin with a screening of the 2005 documentary that chronicles the singer’s long struggle with mental illness, “The Devil and Daniel Johnston.”

We’ve reached out to Johnston’s management to see if an Austin date for the tour is in the works, but here are the dates that are currently listed:

09-28 New Orleans, LA – The Joy Theatre !
10-04 Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theater @
10-20 Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre $
11-08 Portland, OR – Revolution Hall %
11-10 Vancouver, British Columbia – Venue Nightclub %

! with the Preservation All-Stars
@ with the Districts and Modern Baseball
$ with Jeff Tweedy & Friends
% with Built to Spill and others


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