All hail the mighty Glow Cloud... the Twin Cities will welcome Night Vale into town this summer.
The Welcome to Night Vale crew just announced a summer 2014 tour throughout the U.S. and Canada, and Minneapolis made it onto the shortlist.[jump]
The popular podcast, dreamed up by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor in 2012, has amassed a huge following over the past couple years. Part Garrison Keillor, part Stephen King, and a whole lot of weird, Night Vale is presented as a radio show for the eponymous town. From strange weather reports to curious happenings around town, narrator Cecil Gershwin Palmer (played by Cecil Baldwin) takes listeners on a bizarre journey with the citizens of the fictional city.
So far there have been 47 episodes of the half hour(ish)-long podcast, so you have ample time to catch up on the news-of-the-really-weird before Baldwin comes to Minneapolis to perform "The Librarian" live onstage.
Tickets have yet to go on sale, but you can save the date now: The show will be on July 15 at the Pantages Theatre at 8 p.m.
For more information and dates for other tour stops, visit the Welcome to Night Vale website.