25 years after the release of her seminal feminist rock album Exile in Guyville, Liz Phair has announced a 24-stop, full-band North American tour for this fall.
Phair launched herself into stardom with Exile in Guyville back in 1993. The double album, which she wrote at 25 while unemployed and living in Wicker Park in Chicago, was Phair’s song-by-song response to The Rolling Stones’Exile on Main St.. Phair considered the Rolling Stones to be the quintessential male rock band, and as she worked to break into the indie-rock scene of the early ‘90s, she used Exile in Guyville to sing unabashedly about sex, power and desire—all while looking like the picture-perfect definition of Midwest nice.
Since then, Phair has released five more studio albums, and she recently put out a 25th anniversary boxset, Girly-Sound to Guyville, which included a reissue of Exile in Guyville itself.
Phair is currently working on new music, as well as her first book, titled Horror Stories, which will examine “heartbreak and motherhood,” per a press release.
Phair is currently wrapping up her Girly-Sound to Guyville tour. Pre-sale tickets for her fall Amps on the Lawn tour, which kicks off in September, go on sale May 16, while tickets for the public will be available on May 18.
Read Paste’s review of Phair’s Girly-Sound to Guyville boxset here and check out her tour dates below.
Liz Phair Tour Dates:
31 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Masonic Lodge – SOLD OUT
01 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Swedish American Hall – SOLD OUT
02 – Seattle, Wash. @ Crocodile – SOLD OUT
04 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Turf Club – SOLD OUT
06 – Boston, Mass. @ Sinclair – SOLD OUT
07 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ National Sawdust – SOLD OUT
08 – Wichita, Kan. @ Wichita Riverfest
09 – Chicago, Ill. @ Empty Bottle – SOLD OUT
06 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Variety Playhouse
07 – Birmingham, Ala. @ Saturn
08 – Raleigh, N.C. @ Hopscotch Music Festival
10 – Louisville, Ky. @ Headliners Music Hall
11 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
13 – Detroit, Mich. @ Majestic Theater
15 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ First Avenue
18 – Seattle, Wash. @ The Showbox
19 – Portland, Ore. @ Crystal Ballroom
20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
21 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel
24 – Solana Beach, Calif. @ Belly Up
25 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ The Crescent Ballroom
27 – Austin, Texas @ The Mohawk
28 – Dallas, Texas @ Granada Theater
29 – Dana Point, Calif. @ Ohana Music and Arts Festival
01 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Exit/In
02 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ 20th Century Theater
03 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
05 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Union Transfer
06 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Brooklyn Steel
08 – Boston, Mass. @ Royale
09 – Montreal, Que. @ Corona Theatre
10 – Toronto, Ont. @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
12 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Turner Hall Ballroom