News: Garbage Announce 20th anniversary Queer tour

Apparently, it happened on August 15th 1995, although I can hardly believe its 20 year ago. Through all the grunnge and associated alt rock, something cut through. Something that was smart and sassy, but could also be dark and ambitious. Something that was like a shard of colour across a landscape of grey and black. That something was Queer, the debut album from Madison, WI quartet Shirley Manson, Duke Erikson, Steve Marker and Butch Vig, aka Garbage.

Queer spawned multiple hits, and songs that define an era, including Vow, Queer, Stupid Girl and Only Happy When It Rains. It spent more than a year on both the US and UK charts, went multi-platinum around the world and was nominated for three Grammy awards including Best New Artist and Best Rock Song (Stupid Girl), selling over 4 million copies worldwide.

Steve Marker recalls, “Garbage was born out of such unusual elements and unusual circumstances, and we were shocked when the first record became such a success. 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.”

As a 20th celebration of the album, Garbage are releasing a special Anniversary edition of the album, re-mastered and featuring all of the remixes and previously unreleased versions of songs from their debut. They’re also heading out on a big world tour, where they will play the album in its entirety. Torres will support on their US dates and Dutch Uncles will support in Europe.


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


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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