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Garbage Kicks Off Run Of U.S. Live Dates Tonight‏

After months of extensive international touring, Garbage return to the United States tonight for a run of live dates in support of their highly acclaimed album, Not Your Kind of People, which the band released on May 22, 2012 on their STUNVOLUME record label. This run will also mark the start of the band’s monthly Instagram photo stream contest. Concert goers who upload Instagram photos of the show tagged #garbagetour will be entered for a chance to win a piece of Garbage merch. For more information visit http://garbage.com/pics.


The trek kicks off tonight in Richmond, VA at The National and will wrap up on October 10th in Austin, TX at La Zona Rosa before the band heads to South America and Europe for additional dates. A full list of U.S. dates can be found below:



14th – Richmond, VA – The National
15th -Bristow, VA – DC101 Kerfuffle
16th -Charlotte, NC – 106.5 The End Weenie Roast
22nd -Atlanta, GA – Music Midtown
26th -Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
27th -Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
29th -Vancouver, BC – The Centre for Performing Arts
1st – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre
2nd – Los Angeles, CA – The Palladium
5th – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
6th – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre – SOLD OUT
9th – Houston, TX – House of Blues – SOLD OUT
10th -Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa – SOLD OUT


Garbage - Big Bright World (Official Video)
Garbage – Big Bright World (Official Video)

Since it’s release, Garbage has been touring nonstop around the world.  Fans and critics have been praising the bands return from a seven-year hiatus. “Temptress, lover, sufferer, scrapper – those have been Ms. Manson’s personae since Garbage started in 1995. In other eras she might have been a pop torch singer, a soul belter or a new-wave frontwoman: a Shirley Bassey, a Dusty Springfield, a Chrissie Hynde. There’s a little of each of them in her voice,” said a recent live review from The New York Times.  It went on to say “While pop has gone happily electronic, Garbage did the opposite onstage, where it was an unabashed hard-rock band. There were some electronic drumbeats mixed in, but Mr. Vig steamrollered over them with live muscle. The rest of the band – Duke Erikson and Steve Marker on guitars and, on this tour, Eric Avery on bass – plowed into the riffs.”  SPIN magazine declared, “Not Your Kind of People picks up from where the alt-’90s brooders left off. Sleaze. Gloom. Glam. Noise. Songs about beloved freaks and lying lovers. Grungy, trip-hop-addled pop designed to stoke the last dance at the end of days,” and Rolling Stone magazine proclaimed  “Manson and her three bandmates…create an unstable world where guitars and drums are altered and distorted until they’re otherworldly.”


Garbage is Shirley Manson, Duke Erikson, Steve Marker and Butch Vig.  After forming in Madison, WI, Garbage released their self-titled debut album in 1995 and rode a wave of visually arresting, female-fronted alternative rock bands.  The album spawned the hit singles “Stupid Girl” and “Only Happy When It Rains” and was certified double platinum in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.  The band won the Breakthrough Artist Award at the 1996 MTV Europe Music Awards, and was nominated for the Best New Artist Grammy® Award. Their second album, Version 2.0, was released in 1998 and topped the charts in the United Kingdom.  It was nominated for two Grammy Awards including Album of the Year and Best Rock Album.  2001’s Beautiful Garbage was named one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s Top 10 Albums Of The Year.  In 2005, Garbage released Bleed Like Me, earning the band its highest chart position with a No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart.  In 2007, the band released a retrospective collection called Absolute Garbage. Garbage has sold over 12 million albums worldwide. They have performed in over thirty-five countries and will tour extensively worldwide in support of this new release.



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