Bob Mould announces projects, tour dates

Mould will perform at Foo Fighters’ Cal Jam 17 on Oct 7th

The ever tireless Bob Mould has added a handful of Pacific Northwest headline dates and an appearance at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival to his October touring calendar.

That same weekend will see Mould and band heading to Golden Gate Park for an October 8th set at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2017. Mould will round out October with a trio of solo shows in the Pacific Northwest: October 20th at Doug Fir in Portland, October 21st at The Crocodile in Seattle, and October 22nd at the Rickshaw Theater in Vancouver, BC.

The newly announced October dates are the last scheduled appearances on a marathon run touched off with the March 2016 release of Patch The Sky on Merge Records. Hailed upon its release as “conjuring the ecstatic rage of his earlier bands for a grim new era” in a four-star Rolling Stone review and as “tight, sharp musings on aging, fizzled relationships and death that are melodic enough to sound like songs of victory” by The New York Times, Patch The Sky completed a trilogy including its 2014 predecessor Beauty & Ruin and 2012’s Silver Age. Mould and the band commemorated Patch The Sky’s release with an April 25th debut performance on Late Show with Stephen Colbert, offering up not only a fiery rendition of “The End Of Things” but also a gratis session of backstage guitar lessons.

A month to the day before Cal Jam kicks off the October dates, Mould’s classic 1989 solo debut Workbook will be the subject of the latest in the prestigious 33 1/13 book series. Written by Walter Biggins and Daniel Couch, 33 1/3: Workbook will be published September 7th by Bloomsbury and will see Workbook added to the storied 33 1/13 bibliography alongside the likes of The Smiths’ Meat Is Murder, The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s Electric Ladyland, The Beatles’ Let It Be, The Velvet Underground & Nico, Radiohead’s OK Computer, Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures and The Rolling Stones’ Exile On Main Street, to name but a few.

Finally, Mould has signed on to produce the new album for Fury Things, the Minneapolis rock trio who supported Mould’s live shows in 2014 and 2016. Sessions have been slated at Tiny Telephone in Oakland and Different Fur in San Francisco in October, marking the first time Mould has served as a producer for a fellow artist since his work with Vic Chesnutt and Verbow more than 20 years ago.

10/7/17 – San Bernardino, CA – Cal Jam 17
10/8/17 – San Francisco, CA – Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2017
10/20/17 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
10/21/17 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
10/22/17 – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Rickshaw Theatre

Author: Buddy Iahn

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