After recently announcing that a deluxe edition of Version 2.0 would be heading our way, Garbage announced dates for a brief U.S. tour in support of the 20th anniversary of their sophomore album.
Kicking off in Seattle, Wash. on Sept. 29th, the tour will showcase the band playing the album in its entirety (similar to what they did in 2015 when they celebrated the 20th anniversary of their debut album Garbage) in addition to B-sides featured in the reissue.
In a statement, lead singer Shirley Manson said “Version 2:0 is, in my opinion, the quintessential Garbage record. We are all very grateful to the millions of people who took it to their hearts at the time it was released and to those who continue to love on it still.”
The album, which features the now-classic songs “I Think I’m Paranoid,” “Special” and “Push It,” went on to be included in many critical year-end best album lists in 1998 and was nominated for a Grammy for Album of the Year.
Garbage 20 Years Paranoid Tour:
Sept. 29 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo (click here for tickets)
Sept. 30 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
Oct. 3 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
Oct. 5 – Las Vegas, NV – Cosmopolitan Hotel
Oct. 7 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
Oct. 9 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre (click here for tickets)
Oct. 11 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Oct. 12 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Oct. 13 – Tulsa, OK – Paradise Cover at River Spirit Casino Retreat
Oct. 17 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theater
Oct. 18 – Northfield, OH – Hard Rock Live
Oct. 20 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre (click here for tickets)
Oct. 21 – Washington, D.C. – Lincoln Theatre
Oct. 23 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Oct. 25 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
Oct. 26 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Spa and Resort – Music Box
Oct. 27 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre
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. The band’s unique sound and provocative visual aesthetic, inspired massive worldwide attention and success. Their follow up album, Version 2.0, released in 1998, topped charts all over the world and garnered multiple Grammy Award nominations including Album Of The Year. Garbage went on to release two more albums: 2001’s Beautiful Garbage and 2005’s Bleed Like Me, the latter of which earned the band its highest chart position with a No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. After a 7-year hiatus, the band released their fifth studio album Not Your Kind of People in 2012 on their independent record label, STUNVOLUME. The album was named one of Rolling Stone magazine’s Top 50 Albums of 2012 and was hailed as the “alternative to everything,” by Pitchfork. Garbage has sold over 15 million albums worldwide and performed in over thirty-five countries. In 2015, the band celebrated its 20th anniversary with their SOLD OUT ’20 Years Queer’ world tour and the release of a special 20th anniversary edition of their debut album, re-mastered and featuring previously unreleased material. In 2016, Garbage released Strange Little Birds, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Alternative Albums chart, and arrived at No. 14 overall on the Billboard 200 chart.