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Daniel Johnston to Kick Off Final Tour with NOLA Show

Legendary artist and performer Daniel Johnston announced his new and final tour on Wednesday. The Daniel Johnston & Friends: Hi, How Are You Tour is set to start in New Orleans this fall. 


For each concert in the current 5-city tour, Johnston has invited a different backing band to join him on stage. On Thursday, September 28th, he will take the stage at The Joy Theater, joined by The Preservation All-Stars. Pres Hall’s jazz band will also create the set list for the show, drawing from the 121 songs the iconic artist has released throughout his career. 


The 56-year-old artist is perhaps best known for his iconic “Hi, How Are You” mural in Austin, Texas, which is considered one of the most celebrated pieces of street art in the world. The mural corresponds with his 1983 album of the same name, which is exemplary of Johnston’s intimate, lo-fi sound. An expansive roster of musicians like Beck, Tom Waits, Bright Eyes, TV on the Radio, Eddie Vedder, Death Cab for Cutie, and The Flaming Lips have covered songs from Johnston’s 20+ year career. Kurt Cobain considered Johnston a hero, and the Nirvana frontman was often photographed in his “Hi, How Are You” t-shirt. 


Prior to the performance, The Joy Theater will screen Jeff Feuerzeig’s award-winning documentary The Devil and Daniel Johnston, which chronicles the artist’s life and experiences with mental illness. 


Presale tickets will be available July 27th at 10AM. General tickets will go on sale July 28th at 10AM. Tickets available at

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