DAN MANGAN announces October UK tour dates including Union Chapel + Shares Neutral Milk Hotel cover

August 20, 2019
Vanessa Heins


– October UK live dates incl. Union Chapel headline
– Shares cover of Neutral Milk Hotel’s “In The Aeroplane Over the Sea”
 Album ‘More or Less’ out now on City Slang

Following the release of his newest LP, More or Less’ via City Slang late last year, Dan Mangan will return to the UK this Autumn, playing solo shows across the country including London’s Union Chapel.

In the interim, Mangan has lent his unmistakably evocative vocals to a paired back cover of Neutral Milk Hotel’s track “In An Aeroplane Over The Sea”. Commenting on the track he said: “I love this song. I wish I wrote this song. I don’t know if this song actually was written or if it always existed. This song was the first dance at my wedding. This song is life and death and beauty and fear and love and anger and celebration. I made this recording to be played at my wife’s Aunt Lauri’s funeral. I couldn’t be there. She was an incredible sculptor. She lived in Tucson and the first time I met her, I had just driven from El Paso with no air conditioning. My south-facing left arm out the window- absorbing a day’s worth of hot southern sun. I was young and inexperienced and hadn’t applied any sun screen. She spent the evening hacking at her aloe vera plants, wrapping my arm in fresh leaves. She was a kind, creative and talented artist, and was a life-long inspiration to my wife Kirsten, who learned from Lauri that she could forge a life in artistry if that’s what her heart desired. This recording is for Lauri Slenning.”

Dan Mangan’s European live dates are:
Thu Sep 19, 2019: Copenhagen, DK/ Ideal Bar
Fri Sep 20, 2019: Stockholm, SE / Bar Brooklyn
Sun Sep 22, 2019: Helsinki, FI / On The Rocks
Tue Sep 24, 2019: Erlangen, DE / E-Werk
Wed Sep 25, 2019: Oberhausen, DE / Druckluft
Thu Sep 26, 2019: Salzburg, AT / Rockhouse
Fri Sep 27, 2019: Vienna, AT / Waves Festival
Sat Sep 28, 2019: Steyr, AT / Roeda
Mon Sep 30, 2019: Winchester, UK / The Railway Inn
Tue Oct 01, 2019: London , UK / Union Chapel
Wed Oct 02, 2019: Guildford, UK / The Boileroom
Thu Oct 03, 2019: Bristol, UK / Southbank Club
Fri Oct 04, 2019: Sheffield, UK / Picture House Social
Sat Oct 05, 2019: Halifax, UK / The Lantern
Sun Oct 06, 2019: Glasgow, UK / The Hug and Pint

‘More Or Less’ was released in November 2018 via City Slang and is an album that Mangan claims “feels more like ‘me’ than ever. More sparse. Less meticulous. More kids. Less time. More direct. Less metaphor. More discovery. Less youth. More warmth. Less chaos.” It sees him telling of having a family and the changes and challenges that has brought to his life with touching honesty and warmth.

Buy or stream ‘More or Less’ here: 

More or Less’ track list:
01 Lynchpin
02 Peaks & Valleys
03 Just Fear
04 Lay Low
05 Cold In The Summer
06 Troubled Mind
07 Fool For Waiting
08 Can’t Not
09 Never Quiet
10 Which Is It

You Might Also Like

No Comments

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.