Opening Night | Neutral Milk Hotel Returns After 15 Years

The influential indie rock band Neutral Milk Hotel returned to the stage last night for the first time in 15 years as they begin a busy eight months of touring that is currently scheduled to run through early June 2014. NMH mixed material from both of their full-lengths and one EP in front of about 500 fans at the 2640 Space at St. John’s Church in Baltimore.

[Stage Setlist Image via @mikeyish]

Photography and video wasn't allowed, so there hasn't been many images of the band's return that have surfaced thus far. But we do know what they played:

The 19-song performance included a whopping nine songs from NMH's landmark 1998 album In The Aeroplane Over The Sea. Check out a Vine showing off the scene in Baltimore:

Neutral Milk Hotel continues their tour at The National in Richmond, VA tonight.

Here's what's left of the tour:

10/12 Richmond, VA @ The National *
10/14 Covington, KY @ Madison Theater *
10/15 Urbana, IL @ The Canopy Club *
10/16 Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note *
10/18 Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall *
10/19 Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29 *
10/20 Birmingham, AL @ Iron City *
10/22 Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club *
10/23 Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club #
10/24 Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club ^
10/25 Asheville, NC @ Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit # &
10/26 Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle #
10/27 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernalce *$
11/12 Brisbane, AU @ The Tivoli !@
11/14 Sydney, AU @ Enmore Theatre !@
11/15 Melbourne, AU @ The Forum !@
11/20 Dunedin, NZ @ Sammy’s
11/22 Wellington, NZ @ James Cabaret
11/23 Auckland, NZ @ The Kings Arms Tavern
11/24 Auckland, NZ @ The Kings Arms Tavern
11/28 Taipei, TW @ Hostess Club Festival
11/30 Tokyo, JP @ Hostess Club Festival
01/16 Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
01/17 Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
01/18 Montreal, QC @ Olympia
01/19 Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
01/20 Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
01/22 Port Chester, NY @ The Capitol Theatre
01/24 Brooklyn, NY @ BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
01/25 Brooklyn, NY @ BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
01/27 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
01/28 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
01/29 Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre
01/30 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
01/31 Washington, DC @ DAR Constitution Hall
02/01 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
02/02 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
02/04 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
02/05 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
02/06 Chicago, IL @ The Riviera
02/07 Chicago, IL @ The Riviera
02/08 Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theater
02/10 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
02/11 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
02/13 Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre
02/14 Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
02/15 Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theatre
02/17 Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater
02/18 Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater
02/19 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
02/20 New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre
02/21 New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre
05/16 Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street
05/18 Manchester, UK @ Manchester Albert Hall
05/19 Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland
05/21 London, UK @ Roundhouse
05/25 Paris, FR @ Le Trianon
05/27 Toulouse, FR @ Metronum
05/29-31 Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
06/05-07 Porto, PT @ Optimus Primavera Sound

* = w/ Elf Power
# = w/ Half Japanese
^ = w/ Circulatory System
& = w/ Daniel Johnston
$ = w/ Robert Scneider
! = w/ Superchunk
@ = w/ M. Ward

[Published on: 10/12/13]

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