Garbage Announces US Tour in Support of ‘Version 2.0’ 20th Anniversary

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Garbage has announced a U.S. tour in support of the recently announced 20th anniversary edition of their legendary second album Version 2.0. The tour, which kicks off on September 29th in Seattle, Wash. and wraps on October 27th in Brooklyn, N.Y., will see them perform the classic album in full, as well as a number of B-sides from the reissue. Tickets will be on sale at 10:00 a.m. local time on April 27th at this link. A complete list of dates is below.

The band announced the 20th anniversary edition of Version 2.0 last month. Due for release on Stunvolume/PIAS on June 22, the package will feature the whole original album, as well as 10 B-sides from the era. Garbage.com has full details on standard and deluxe Vinyl formats in addition to combo merch packs. The reissue’s first release is a B-side called “Lick The Pavement” which is now available for streaming and digital purchase.

Version 2:0 is, in my opinion, the quintessential garbage record,” said Shirley Manson in a release. “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.”

Initially released in May 1998, Version 2.0 spawned fan-favorites such as “Push It,” “I Think I’m Paranoid” and “Special.” Shortly after its release, the Recording Industry Association of America honored the album with a platinum certification for exceeding 1 million units sold. The album went on to sell over 4 million copies worldwide. It was nominated for a total of four Grammy Awards, including Album Of The Year and Best Rock Album. The album’s third single “Special” was nominated the following year for Best Rock Song and for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group. The video for “Push It” was nominated for eight MTV Video Music Awards.

Speaking about the enduring legacy of the record, the band’s drummer and co-producer Butch Vig explained: “Version 2.0 is the sound of a band growing up, evolving, and more than anything, gaining confidence. When we started recording, we made a conscious decision to not re-invent ourselves, but rather take everything we learned from our debut album and filter it through the new digital technology we were grappling with. Sonically, the album has moments of razor sharp clarity and soft beauty. Indeed, it’s possibly our best album.”

US Tour Dates:
9/29/18 – Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA
9/30/18 – Roseland Theatre – Portland, OR
10/3/18 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
10/5/18 – Cosmopolitan Hotel – Las Vegas, NV
10/7/18 – Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
10/9/18 – Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
10/11/18 – House of Blues – Dallas – Dallas, TX
10/12/18 – House of Blues – Houston – Houston, TX
10/13/18 – Paradise Cove at River Spirit Casino Resort – Tulsa, OK
10/17/18 – Riviera Theater – Chicago, IL
10/18/18 – Hard Rock Live – Northfield, OH
10/20/18 – Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NY
10/21/18 – Lincoln Theatre – Washington DC
10/23/18 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
10/25/18 – The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA
10/26/18 – Borgata Spa & Resort – Music Box – Atlantic City, NJ
10/27/18 – Kings Theatre – Brooklyn, NY

Album Tracklist:
1. Temptation Waits
2. I Think I’m Paranoid
3. When I Grow Up
4. Medication
5. Special
6. Hammering in My Head
7. Push It
8. The Trick Is to Keep Breathing
9. Dumb
10. Sleep Together
11. Wicked Ways
12. You Look So Fine

B-Sides:
1. Can’t Seem To Make You Mine
2. 13x Forever
3. Deadwood
4. Get Busy With The Fizzy
5. Soldier Through This
6. Thirteen
7. Lick The Pavement
8. Medication (Acoustic)
9. Tornado
10. Afterglow

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