Twenty years after the release of their self-titled debut album, Garbage will celebrate their lauded career with a US Anniversary tour. Christened the 20 Years Queer Tour, the band will play their debut album in its entirety for the first time. A full list of dates can be found below.
“Garbage was born out of such unusual elements and unusual circumstances, and we were shocked when the first record became such a success,” says Steve Marker. “We’re just as surprised to be here now, intact, so many years later, enthusiastically preparing to get back on the road with that album and all its attendant b-sides and lord knows what else. A big piece of our lives remains caught up in the making of that record, and we know it holds a special place for the fans that have kept us going for so long. We can’t wait. This tour is going to be a blast.”
Garbage released their genre defying, groundbreaking debut on August 15, 1995 at a time when grunge music dominated the airwaves and mainstream culture. Their distinctive approach to songwriting and production, blending elements of rock, pop and electronic music, captured the attention of critics and fans all over the world. The album spawned multiple hits including: “Vow,” “Queer,” “Stupid Girl” and “Only Happy When It Rains.” It spent more than a year on both the US and UK charts, received multi-platinum certifications around the world and was nominated for three Grammy awards including Best New Artist and Best Rock Song (“Stupid Girl”). The album went on to sell over four million copies worldwide.
Later this summer, Garbage will release a special 20th Anniversary edition of the album that will be re-mastered and feature all of the remixes and previously unreleased versions of songs from their debut.
Garbage will offer VIP experience packages for the US tour through Adventures in Wonderland. Offers will include premium seating, sound check access, meet and greets, soundboard viewing, and exclusive merch.
Tickets will go on-sale Friday, June 12th. Check Garbage.com for additional ticketing information. Torres will support on their US dates and Dutch Uncles will support in Europe.
US Tour Dates:
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 Dates:
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
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