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Daniel Johnston announces London show to Celebrate 30th Anniversary of ‘Hi, How Are You?’


Daniel Johnston has announced a London live date, a special show at The Barbican, London in June to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his acclaimed ‘Hi, How Are You?’ album. He will be joined by a selection of special guests who will perform the classic album followed by a greatest hits set from the American singer-songwriter and artist.

Daniel Johnston
Special guests: Jeffrey Lewis, Emmy the Great, Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub) + more TBA
Barbican, London
June 2nd
7.30pm / £20-25
For tickets: http://www.barbican.org.uk/music/event-detail.asp?ID=14888


‘Space Ducks’ – Daniel Johnston’s first new album since 2009 and the soundtrack to his first ever published comic book – is due for imminent release through Feraltone on April 29th.

The soundtrack includes seven unreleased tracks by Daniel as well as new ‘Space Ducks’ themed tracks from Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Jake Bugg, Die Mason Die, Eleanor Friedberger, Deer Tick and Fruit Bats.

In addition, Johnston will release an exclusive limited edition vinyl of ‘Space Ducks’ for Record Store Day; there will be 400 copies only.

A celebrated musician and recording artist with a 30-year career that includes over 20 albums – including covers by Death Cab for Cutie, The Flaming Lips, Tom Waits, Beck, and TV on the Radio, Johnston was also the subject of the 2006 documentary “The Devil and Daniel Johnston” which won the Sundance Film Festival Director’s Award. A long-time and dedicated fan of comic book, Johnston’s drawings and paintings have hung in art galleries and museums across the world, including the Whitney Museum of American Art. Johnston rocketed to global notoriety in the early 1990s when album artwork from his “Hi, How Are You?” record was featured on a t-shirt worn by Kurt Cobain at the height of Nirvana’s exploding popularity.

The physical release of the soundtrack includes an edited 24-page version of the cartoon.

To order ‘Space Ducks: An Infinite Comic Book of Musical Greatness’, written and drawn by Daniel Johnston, click here: http://www.hihowareyou.com/store/shop/spaceducks/

Tracklisting: 1. Daniel Johnston – Space Ducks Theme Song, 2. Daniel Johnston – American Dream, 3. Daniel Johnston – Sense of Humor, 4. Fruit Bats – Evil Magic, 5. Jake Bugg – Man on the Moon, 6. Daniel Johnston – Mean Girls Give Pleasure, 7. Eleanor Friedberger – Come Down 8. Daniel Johnston – Wanting You, 9. Daniel Johnston – Mask, 10. Daniel Johnston – Mountain, 11. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Satanic Planet 12. Die Mason Die – My Favorite Cage, 13. Lavender Diamond – Moment of Laughter, 14. Deer Tick – Space Ducks

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