Garbage Announce Strange Little Birds Summer Tour

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No need to take the Garbage out—they’re doing it themselves. The band is hitting the road for a summer tour in support of their forthcoming sixth album, Strange Little Birds. The new dates, sandwiched between previously announced European dates, will take the American-Scottish alt-rock veterans to the Midwest and East Coast.

By the time the tour kicks off at Milwaukee’s Summerfest on July 7, Garbage’s new album—their first since 2012’s Not Your Kind of People—will already be out. The band released the album’s lead single, “Empty,” last month—you can listen to it here.

“To me, this record, funnily enough, has the most to do with the first record than any of the previous records,” said frontwoman Shirley Manson. “It’s getting back to that beginner’s headspace. In part, that’s a result of not having anyone to answer to.”

Strange Little Birds is due out on June 10 via the band’s own label, STUNVOLUME. Tickets for the US leg of the tour go on sale May 6. See Garbage’s US tour dates below, and their European dates via the band’s website here.

Garbage Tour Dates:


6 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Summerfest
7 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Skyway Theatre
8 – Omaha, Neb. @ SumTur Amphitheater
10 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Uptown Theatre
12 – St. Louis, Mo. @ The Pageant
13 – Tulsa, Okla. @ Z104.5 The Edge 21st Birthday Bash, Brady Theater
15 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ Egyptian Room
16 – Detroit, Mich. @ The Fillmore
17 – Columbus, Ohio @ PromoWest Fest
19 – Knoxville, Tenn. @ The Mill & Mine
20 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Ryman Auditorium
22 – Atlanta, Ga. @ The Tabernacle
23 – Charlotte, N.C. @ Fillmore Charlotte
25 – Richmond, Va. @ The National
27 – Sayerville, N.J. @ Starland Ballroom
28 – Boston, Mass. @ House Of Blues Boston
30 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ The Fillmore Philly
31 – Baltimore, Md. @ Rams Head Live!

1 – New York, N.Y. @ Summerstage
3 – Washington, D.C. @ The Lincoln Theater

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