Garbage Announces New North American Tour Dates

Photo Credit: Joseph Cultice

Photo Credit: Joseph Cultice

Garbage has extended the North American leg of its “Strange Little Birds Tour.”

The band announced Monday that it has added a new group of live dates to its current North American tour.  The new group of dates runs from September 9th to September 24th.  They run mainly through the Western regions of the country including Texas (Southwest), Colorado (Midwest), Oregon (Pacific Northwest), and California (West coast) among others.  The full schedule for the band’s new dates is noted below.  Tickets go on sale for the new dates this Friday, July 22nd at 10am  local time.  They can be purchased online here.

 

ADDITIONAL DATES ON STRANGE LITTLE BIRDS US TOUR

September 9 – Revention Music Center, Houston, TX

September 10 – South Side Ballroom, Dallas, TX

September 11 – Majestic Theatre, San Antonio, TX

September 14 – Belly Up, Aspen, CO

September 15 – Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO

September 16 – The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT

September 18 – Roseland Theater, Portland, OR

September 19 – Paramount Theater, Seattle, WA

September 22 – The Foundry SLS, Las Vegas, NV

September 24 – The Masonic, San Francisco, CA

 

Audiences can see the band’s full tour schedule via the band’s official website.  Details about VIP packages are available online at Adventures in Wonderland.  VIP package experiences include: early entry, sound check access, Q&A session, meet & greet, photo ops with the band, exclusive merchandise and more.

Courtesy:  STUNVOLUME Records

Courtesy: STUNVOLUME Records

Garbage’s “Strange Little Birds Tour” is in support of the band’s latest album Strange Little Birds.  The album was produced by the band and released independently via the  band’s own STUNVOLUME Records.  It debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Alternative Albums charts.  It landed at No. 14 on Billboard’s Top 200 New Albums chart, too.  And the album’s lead single ‘Empty’ debuted at No. 40 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart.  Audiences can see the song’s video online now hereStrange Little Birds is available now in stores and online.  It can be purchased online in physical form here and in digital format here.  More information on Garbage’s new tour dates, its new album, news,  and more is available online now at:

 

 

 

Website: http://garbage.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/garbageofficial

Twitter: http://twitter.com/garbage

 

 

 

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Garbage Performs Live On Jimmy Kimmel Live

For those that missed it Garbage performed live Monday night on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live.  The performance was in support of the band’s latest full-length studio recording Strange Little Birds.  Audiences can check out the band’s performance online now here. Strange Little Birds is the band’s sixth full-length studio recording.  It was released independently through the band’s own STUNVOLUME Records.

 

Courtesy:  ABC/Disney/STUNVOLUME Records

Courtesy: ABC/Disney/STUNVOLUME Records

 

Garbage will hit the road next month on the North American leg of its “Strange Little Birds Tour.”  Audiences can check out the tour’s current itinerary and get ticketing information now at http://www.garbage.com.  After checking out the band’s tour schedule audiences can also purchase Strange Little Birds online, too.  It can be purchased online in both physical and digital form.  More information on Strange Little Birds, Garbage’s tour schedule, news, and more is available online now at:

 

 

Website: http://www.garbage.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GarbageOfficial

Twitter: http://twitter.com/garbage

 

 

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Garbage To Perform Live Tonight On The Jimmy Kimmel Show

Courtesy:  STUNVOLUME Records

Courtesy: STUNVOLUME Records

Los Angeles, CA–The Jimmy Kimmel Show is going to be full of Garbage tonight.

Veteran rock band Garbage will be on ABC’s hit late-night talk show tonight.  The performance is in support of the band’s latest album Strange Little Birds, its sixth full-length recording.  The album was released Friday, June 10th.  It was released via the band’s own independent label STUNVOLUME Records.  It was also self-produced by the band—Shirley Manson, Steve Marker, Duke Erikson, and Butch Vig—in Los Angeles and can be purchased physically and digitally.  Audiences can check out the video for the album’s lead single ‘Empty’ online now here.  The video was directed by longtime collaborator Samuel Bayer.  The Jimmy Kimmel Show airs Monday – Friday on ABC at 11:35pm ET.  Audiences should check their local listings for more information.

The band’s performance on The Jimmy Kimmel Show is just one way that the band is supporting its new album.  Pandora has also partnered with Pandora to release an exclusive playlist of songs dubbed Random Tunes To Move Through Airports To.  It features songs by John Cale, Cat Power, Parquet Courts, and others.  It is streaming online now here.

Courtesy:  Pandora

Courtesy: Pandora

Along with its performance tonight and its new mixtape Garbage is also gearing up to kick off its Strange Little Birds U.S. tour.  The tour launches July 6th in Milwaukee, WI and currently runs through August 3rd in Washington, D.C.  After taking a few days off the band will head overseas to kick off the European leg of its tour beginning August 6th in Rheinfelden, Switzerland.  The band’s current tour schedule is noted below.

 

GARBAGE LIVE DATES
July 6 – Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI
July 7 – Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
July 8 – SumTur Amphitheater – Omaha, NE
July 10 – Uptown Theatre – Kansas City, MO
July 12 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
July 13 – Z104.5 The Edge 21st Birthday Bash, Brady Theater – Tulsa, OK
July 15 – Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN
July 16 – The Fillmore – Detroit, MI
July 17 – PromoWest Fest – Columbus, OH
July 19 – The Mill & Mine – Knoxville, TN
July 20 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
July 22 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
July 23 – Fillmore Charlotte – Charlotte, NC
July 25 – The National – Richmond, VA
July 27 – Starland Ballroom – Sayerville, NJ
July 28 – House Of Blues Boston – Boston, MA
July 30 – The Fillmore Philly- Philadelphia, PA
July 31 – Rams Head Live! – Baltimore, MD
August 1 – Summerstage – New York, NY
August 3 – The Lincoln Theater – Washington, DC
August 6 – River Nights – Rheinfelden, Switzerland
August 8 – Lokerse Festival – Lokeren, Belgium
August 10 – A Summer’s Tale – Luhmühlen, Germany
August 12 – Fête du Bruit, Landerneau, France
August 14 – Kubana Festival, Riga, Latvia
August 16 – Live Park Zappa, Tel Aviv, Israel

 

More information on Garbage’s performance tonight on The Jimmy Kimmel Show is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

 

Website: http://www.garbage.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GarbageOfficial

Twitter: http://twitter.com/garbage

 

 

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Garbage Announces “20 Years Queer Tour” To Celebrate Debut Album’s Anniversary

Photo Credit: Joseph Cultice

Photo Credit: Joseph Cultice

Veteran rock act Garbage has a special announcement for its fans.

Twenty years ago this year (August 15th to be exact), Garbage released its self-titled debut album. In honor of that anniversary, the band has announed that it will hit the road this summer for what it has deemed the “20 Years Queer Tour.” The tour will be split up into two legs with the U.S. leg kicking off October 6th in San Diego, California. The U.S. leg runs through ctober 29th in Washington, D.C. The European leg of the tour begins October 31st in Cologne, Germany and runs through November 14th in Edinburgh, UK. Torres will act as support act on the U.S. leg of the tour. Dutch Uncles will take over supporting duties for the European leg of the tour.

Along with the tour, a special 20th anniverary edition of Garbage’s debut album will also be released later this summer to celebrate its original release two decades ago. Tickets for the “20 Years Queer Tour” will go on sale this Friday, June 12th. More information regarding tickets for the band’s tour is available online via the band’s official website at http://www.Garbage.com. The current schedule for Garbage’s “20 Years Queer Tour” is listed below.

US TOUR
October 6, 2015 San Diego, CA Humphrey’s Concerts By the Bay

October 7, 2015 Oakland, CA Fox Theater

October 8, 2015 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre

October 10, 2015 Las Vegas, NV Blvd Pool @ Cosmopolitan Hotel

October 13, 2015 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center

October 14, 2015 Austin, TX Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater

October 15, 2015 Dallas, TX South Side Ballroom

October 17, 2015 Chicago, IL The Riviera Theatre

October 18, 2015 Madison, WI Orpheum

October 19, 2015 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Theater

October 21, 2015 Boston, MA Orpheum

October 23, 2015 Westbury, NY The Space @ Westbury

October 24, 2015 Brooklyn, NY Kings Theater

October 26, 2015 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre

October 28, 2015 Washington, DC 9:30 Club

October 29, 2015 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
EUROPEAN TOUR
October 31, 2015 Cologne, Germany Palladium

November 2, 2015 Copenhagen, Denmark Store Vega

November 4, 2015 Tillburg, Holland 013

November 5, 2015 Brussels, Belgium Forest National

November 7, 2015 Paris, France Zenith

November 8, 2015 London, UK Brixton Academy

November 9, 2015 London, UK Brixton Academy

November 11, 2015 Moscow, Russia Crocus City Hall*

November 13, 2015 Manchester, UK Academy

November 14, 2015 Edinburgh, UK Usher Hall

*Support TBC

More information on Garbage’s upcoming tour is available online now at:

Website: http://www.Garbage.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GarbageOfficial

Twitter: http://twitter.com/garbage

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Garbage Premieres Video For Record Store Day Release

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Record Store Day 2015 is this Saturday, April 18th. In honor of the annual celebration of all things vinyl, Garbage has released the video for a song that will be included on its own Record Store Day release.

Garbage has debuted the video for its song ‘The Chemicals’ online via YouTube. The video, directed by Sophie Muller, places the song over footage of a small punk rock club. In its own way, the homage to the punk rock clubs of days past is a link to the small indie record shops that are still peppered (albeit seemingly less and less) across America. As Garbage front woman Shirley Manson explains of the reason for the footage, “”We’ve always been talking about the beauty of small punk clubs. We were sort of rueing with the loss of a lot of those clubs that Sophie and I grew up in – that sort of sweaty excitement and the sensuality that comes when you cram people in such a tiny space.”

‘The Chemicals’ is one of two songs that Garbage will release on a special fluorescent orange 10” vinyl this Saturday. The disc will be released via the band’s own label Stunvolume at select independent record stores across the country. Fans can see a full list of independent record stores in their area online at http://www.recordstoreday.com/Venues. More information on Garbage’s new Record Store Day release is available online now along with all of the latest news from the band at:

Website: http://garbage.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GarbageOfficial

Twitter: http://twitter.com/garbage

Instagram: http://instgram.com/garbage

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Garbage One Mile High Live Anything But Garbage

Courtesy:  Eagle Rock Entertainment/Eagle Vision

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment/Eagle Vision

Seven years passed between the release of Garbage’s 2012 album, Not Your Kind of People and its 2005 release, Bleed Like Me.  Seventeen years have passed in the time the post-grunge band released its 1995 self-titled debut record.  A lot has changed in the music industry in that time.  But one thing that hasn’t changed is fans’ love for the band as is proven in its brand new live Blu-ray and DVD, One Mile High…Live.  The performance is a career spanning performance that proves that while the band’s members—Shirley Manson (vocals), Butch Vig (drums), Duke Erikson (guitars), Steve Marker (guitars) and ex-Janes Addition bassist Eric Avery (touring bassist)—are much older now, none of them has lost a step along the way.

Even for what seems like a smaller venue in comparison to others (at least on film), the Ogden Theater in Denver, Colorado is a fitting setting for this performance.  The show was recorded on October 6th, 2012.  Considering that this was in the “Mile-High City”, that means that the weather had likely already turned pretty seasonal.  But even as cold as it might have gotten outside, things were pretty warm inside the theater thanks to the energy exuded by the band and the audience’s reaction to the band’s performance.  Right from the show’s opening number, ‘Automatic Systematic Habit’, the band engages the audience with its mix of vocal tricks, bombastic beats and solid guitars.  From there, the band launches into a full set of songs that spans the mass of its catalogue.  This includes the massive radio hits, ‘Queer’, ‘Stupid Girl’, ‘Special’ and ‘Only happy When It Rains’, just to name a handful.

The full-on set list is just one part of what will make this performance enjoyable for any fan of Garbage.  Audiences will especially appreciate what can only be called an unexpected moment late in the show when Manson has to get security into the crowd.  This is such an interesting moment as she gets security into the crowd without missing a single beat through the band’s performance.  IN an age when so many singers are accused of lip synching, this single moment proves without a shadow of a doubt, that Manson was not lip synching.  One might ask why this is important.  This is important in that it proves just how solid her vocals are even almost two decades of performing.  What’s more, it’s just one of many moments that prove that the band as a whole is just as solid a unit as ever.  This, even as the band had taken a seven-year break between albums.  And this in itself goes back to the show’s set list.  Through the course of the near two-hour long concert, the band proves exactly why its fans have been so loyal.

The band’s solid performance from start to finish will impress fans especially considering that its last tour in 2005 was canceled due to what was then called burnout.  There is more to consider in this recording than just the band’s performance.  Also to be taken into account with this show is the recording itself.  The audio and video mixes prove once more why Eagle Rock Entertainment remains as one of the leaders in releasing live recordings.  This is especially the case with the Blu-ray presentation.  So often, it is thrown around that some recordings make viewers feel like they are really there in person.  This is especially the case with this new recording from Garbage.  The footage is crystal clear to the point that viewers will feel like they are looking less at a TV monitor than a window.  And as has been noted with previous releases, those with a surround sound home theater system will especially appreciate the solid audio mix.  The audio was expertly balanced throughout the performance.  And combined with the audio, the pair adds to the show’s enjoyment with each viewing.  One Mile High…Live is available now on DVD and Blu-ray.  It can be ordered online direct via the Eagle Rock Entertainment website at http://www.eagle-rock.com/product/ERBRD5190/One+Mile+High.

While waiting on the DVD and Blu-ray to come in, fans can keep up with the latest news and more from Garbage online at http://www.facebook.com/GarbageOfficial and http://www.garbage.com.

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Garbage To perform On The Tonight Show Tonight

Courtesy:  stunvolume/BBGun Press

Courtesy: stunvolume/BBGun Press

Shirley Monson and her band of brothers in garbage—Butch Vig, Duke Erikson, and Steve Marker—will be performing tonight on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.  The band will be performing its new single, ‘I Hate Love’ from its most recent album, Not Your Kind of People.  That LP was released earlier this year.  It will follow up tonight’s performance with its last concert of the year tomorrow, December 8th at KROQ’s annual “Almost Acoustic Christmas” in Los Angeles, California.

The band’s latest album comes roughly seven years after the release of its last album, Bleed Like Me (2005).  Fans can pick up a copy of the band’s latest album now online via iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/not-your-kind-of-people/id510742733, and via Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Not-Your-Kind-Of-People/dp/B0081TZUAW/ref=ntt_mus_ep_dpi_7.

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