• Daniel Johnston Adds San Francisco Show to FInal Tour

    by BWW News Desk Sep. 13, 2017
    Daniel Johnston Adds San Francisco Show to FInal Tour

    Today, Daniel Johnston, the iconic songwriter, performer and visual artist, adds a San Francisco show to his rare, final tour across North America this fall - November 4 at Herbst Theatre.

    In the various shows, Johnston will be joined onstage by distinct backing bands he has influenced. In New York City, Johnston's band will consist of members of Beirut, Cibo Mato and more; and in Los Angeles he'll be joined by Mike Watt, Ben Lee, Maria Taylor, members of Silversun Pickups and more. Previously announced bands include Jeff Tweedy & Friends in Chicago; Built to Spill in Portland and Vancouver; The Preservation All-Stars (Preservation Hall Jazz Band) in New Orleans; The Districts and Modern Baseball in Philadelphia; members of Fugazi in Washington, DC; and a special guest TBA in Boise. Please see below for an itinerary of confirmed dates; more will be announced soon.

    For each concert, Johnston has invited the band to create the set list, choosing songs from the total of 121 Johnston has released over the course of his career. The shows will begin with a screening the Sony Pictures Classics documentary The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2005), winner of the Documentary Directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival.

    Johnston will also perform on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic on November 1, joined by a band consisting of Watt, Lee and Taylor, as well as Guy Blakeslee and Joey Waronker.

    Tickets for the Washington, DC show go on sale at 10am pacific/1pm eastern on Friday, September 8. Tickets for the other dates are currently on sale.

    Daniel Johnston has spent the last 20 or so years exposing his heartrending tales of unrequited love, cosmic mishaps, and existential torment to an ever-growing, international cult audience. Initiates, including a healthy number of discerning musicians and critics, have hailed him as an American original in the style of bluesman Robert Johnson and country legend Hank Williams. A number of artists-among them Yo La Tengo, Eddie Vedder, Sparklehorse and more-have covered his songs. And he has collaborated with the likes of Jad Fair, the Butthole Surfers, Bongwater/Shimmydisc guru Kramer, and members of Sonic Youth. A hero of Tom Waits, Beck, Wilco, and the late Kurt Cobain, Johnston has recorded over 30 albums and has written over 500 songs. He was featured in the 2006 Whitney Biennial.

    Daniel Johnston Final Tour, Additional Date:

    November 4 San Francisco, CA The Herbst Theatre Joined by Cass McCombs, Sonny Smith (Sonny and the Sunsets), members of Heron Oblivion

    Daniel Johnston Final Tour, Previously Announced Dates:

    September 28 New Orleans, LA The Joy Theater Joined by The Preservation All-Stars (Preservation Hall Jazz Band)

    October 3 Washington, DC The Lincoln Theatre Joined by members of Fugazi

    October 4 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theater Joined by The Districts and Modern Baseball

    October 7 New York, NY The Town Hall Theatre Joined by members of Beirut, Cibo Mato and others

    October 20 Chicago, IL The Vic Theatre Joined by Jeff Tweedy & Friends

    November 1 KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic Joined by Mike Watt, Ben Lee, Maria Taylor, Guy Blakeslee and Joey Waronker

    November 2 Los Angeles, CA The Orpheum Theatre Joined by Mike Watt, Ben Lee, Maria Taylor, members of Silversun Pickups and others

    November 7 Boise, IL Egyptian Theatre w/ Special Guest TBA

    November 8 Portland, OR Revolution Hall Joined by Built to Spill and others

    November 10 Vancouver, BC Venue Nightclub Joined by Built to Spill and others

    Photo Credit: Jackie Lee Young

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  • FLY EYE - Yet another tribute to the great Daniel Johnston

    Tell Me Now - by Überaffe

    Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Your Grievances - by The Pedestrians Pets

    Mountain Top - by Tampopo

    My Yoke Is Heavy - by Younolovebunny

    Hey Joe - by Jacob Faurholt

    Honey I Sure Miss You - by Überaffe

    Held the Hand - by Yonolovebunny

    Impossible Love - by the Pedestrians Pets

    Sadsac and Tarzan - by Überaffe

    The Sun Shines Down On Me - by Younolovebunny

    Tell Me Now - by Tampopo + Ditte D

    I Feel So High - by Überaffe

    Worried Shoes - by the Pedestrians Pets

    Casper the Friendly Ghost - by Überaffe

    True Love WIll Find You In The End - by Jacob Faurholt

    by Suncarrot Records  (thanks to Claus and Nis)

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  • Rejected Unknown FAN SITE

    Daniel Johnston - Rejected Unknown Official Fan Site Daniel Johnston's official FAN SITE, has been up and down in various states of dis-function for almost five years.   Efforts are under way to get it up and restored in every way to make UNPUBLISHED material on Daniel Johnston available to fans, to share pictures and antidotes, and news about fans covering Daniel's music, or tours or events or whatever.

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  • Jeremiah the Innocent STATUE in Austin

    Hi, how are you? Fine, thanks… While reporting this week about the installation of a series of public art projects in the Red River Cultural District, a memory jogged loose of a different music-related and very Austin art project for the area that hasn’t come to pass yet. In 2014 and 2015 there were rumblings that James Moody, co-owner of the Mohawk nightclub and a partner in the Guerilla Suit marketing firm, was getting ready to announce a fundraising effort to pay for a statue of Jeremiah the Innocent, the alien-eyed frog creature made famous by his signature greeting – “Hi, how are you” – in a piece of graffiti just off the Drag by Austin musician Daniel Johnston. The statue was to have been a signifier of sorts for the then-just-formed Red River Cultural District, but the effort never materialized. A text message check-in with Moody on the status of Jeremiah produced the following; “The idea, which can still happen, is a partnership with Louis (Grachos) at The Contemporary, Daniel (Johnston), and the RRCD. The statue would be commissioned by a fund raise, housed at Laguna Gloria, and then begin the process of finding public or private land at/near the RRCD for all to enjoy. I’ve just been too dang busy to put the necessary time and muscle behind it, but it needs to happen and the contemporary is down.”

    The Austin Monitor, July 2017

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  • Sorry Entertainer - new book about Daniel (en français)

    La production artistique de Daniel Johnston de 1979 à 1986

    Sorry Entertainer

    Daniel Johnston est sans aucun doute l'une des figures pop les plus épatantes du XXe siècle et pourtant, les contours de son oeuvre prodigieuse et singulière restent encore aujourd'hui trop méconnus du public. Reconnu et acclamé par ses pairs et aînés que sont David Bowie, Tom Waits, Kurt Cobain, Eddie Vedder ou Matt Groening, l'artiste a très rapidement su bâtir un univers extrêmement codifié, doté de sa propre mythologie interne, de ses complexités inhérentes ainsi que d'une certaine récurrence dans les thèmes poétiques développés. Depuis, il s'y cloître inlassablement, tout en laissant la fenêtre ouverte à quiconque souhaiterait l'y rejoindre, le temps d'une chanson ou au détour d'un dessin. Musicien et plasticien, sa production artistique vorace et exaltée représente aujourd'hui une synthèse tout à fait remarquable de ce qu'est et de ce que fut l'homme au quotidien : tissant la toile de son cosmos à son image, les innombrables références convoquées n'ont de cesse de se relier entre elles, s'interpeller, s'interroger et se compléter. À travers ce premier ouvrage francophone consacré à cet artiste qui intrigue autant qu'il fascine, l'auteur tente de présenter les vingt-cinq premières années de sa vie captivante, avant de revenir sur les bases de son expression artistique et de soulever quelques préoccupations esthétiques et conceptuelles, afin d'offrir les clés de compréhension nécessaires à l'appréhension de ce répertoire luxuriant et impérieux.

    Parlez Vous Francais?

    Buy it from the PUBLISHER or AMAZON.FR

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