Mould kicks off tour solo run on Oct 15th
Bob Mould begins his solo run of his Distortion and Blue Hearts tour this Friday (Oct 15th) at the Castle Theater in Bloomington, IL and will end in Iowa City, IA at the Englert Theater. Mould also announces that his show at the Stoughton Opera House in Stoughton, WI will be available to livestream.
“First, I’m thrilled that the Bob Mould Band shows had 99-100% mask compliance! We were able to complete the tour without any health incidents. Thank you so much, and let’s keep the mask on for the Solo Electric shows,” Mould shares.
“I’m really looking forward to this month’s run of Solo Electric dates. These shows were originally scheduled for March 2020 — right after recording and mixing Blue Hearts (Merge, Sep 25, 2020). I’ll be playing lots of new material, some favorites from Distortion, and a handful of early songs.
“It’s great to be back on stage, and I’m looking forward to celebrating my birthday this Saturday, October 16th. Buy a streaming ticket, have some virtual birthday cake, and enjoy the Stoughton (WI) Opera House show.”
Fred Armisen was a surprise special guest at two of Mould’s concerts earlier in October, joining bassist Jason Narducy and drummer Jon Wurster and Mould at shows in Los Angeles and Boulder. Armisen penned the introduction to Mould’s massive 24 CD Distortion box which was released last autumn by Demon. The vinyl volumes have been released periodically over the last year, with the fourth and final vinyl box Distortion: Live released by Demon on August 6th. The 8 LP set includes live recordings from Mould’s solo career as well as performances by his band, Sugar.
Mould’s tour is in support of 2020’s Blue Hearts and the Distortion sets. On tour, Mould is performing songs from his early days in the seminal band Hüsker Dü, his solo career, and his 1990’s band Sugar.