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Plans for Hi, How Are You Day 2019 announced, as Daniel Johnston releases 35th anniversary vinyl

By | Published on Friday 23 November 2018

Daniel Johnston

The Flaming Lips are set to headline an event that celebrates the release back in 1983 of Daniel Johnston’s debut album, ‘Hi, How Are You’. The performance in Austin, Texas will be part of a series of celebrations around the world in January.

‘Hi, How Are You Day’ was first staged earlier this year to mark the 35th anniversary of the album. Also held in Austin, it was “a celebration of music, art and mental wellness”, and featured live music performances and an art exhibition of work by various artists, including Johnston himself. The second edition of ‘Hi, How Are You Day’, taking place on 22 Jan next year, aims to feature other events elsewhere in the world, with stuff happening in Limerick in Ireland and Auckland in New Zealand already announced.

Back in Austin, as well as The Flaming Lips, the second edition will also feature Black Angels and Built To Spill who will play lo-fi performances, in keeping with Johnston’s own style. Those who cannot attend are invited to share messages and performances in video form through the event’s website, which will be shared online.

As well as all this, Johnston has today released a 35th anniversary vinyl set featuring ‘Hi, How Are You’ and also his ‘Yip/Jump Music’ album, which was originally released at the same time.



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