Daniel Johnston to Open for The Breeders and Neutral Milk Hotel at The Hollywood Bowl, 9/18
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, gaining considerable notoriety as an outsider and indie music genius. The bulk of his considerable acclaim snowballed from a series of homemade, lo-fi cassettes which Daniel started recording and handing out on the streets of Austin in the early 80s. Daniel has produced hundreds of songs and art pieces, compulsively expressing a frank, painful, and heart-rending account of love, life, and loss that strikes a chord in the heart of thousands who hear him. He has a remarkable following of fans, most notably the late Kurt Cobain who often wore Daniel's "Hi How Are You" T-Shirt. Daniel has produced over twenty albums, as many singles, and his music is included on numerous compilations, movie soundtracks, and television commercials. His art has been exhibited around the world including the Whitney Museum of American Art. Throughout his career, Daniel's songs and drawings have been informed to some degree by his ongoing struggle with manic depression - lending an added poignancy to his soul-searching times. The Devil and Daniel Johnston is a 2005 documentary film that chronicles Johnston's life from childhood up to the present, with an emphasis on his experiences with bipolar disorder, and how it manifested itself in demonic self-obsession. The film won the Documentary Directing Award at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.
Neutral Milk Hotel, The Breeders and Daniel Johnston will perform on Thursday, September 18, 2014, at 8 PM at THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL, located at 2301 N Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90068. Tickets for the Hollywood Bowl 2014 summer season are available now at HollywoodBowl.com or via credit card phone order at 323.850.2000.