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Garbage Tour for ‘Version 2.0’ 20th Anniversary

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Garbage Tour for ‘Version 2.0’ 20th Anniversary
Garbage (l to r: Duke Erikson, Butch Vig, Shirley Manson, Steve Marker) is set to tour the U.S. in support the 20th anniversary reissue of their second album, ‘Version 2.0’. (Photo: Joseph Cultice)

Garbage is set for a 17-date U.S. tour in support of the release of the 20th anniversary edition of their second album, Version 2.0. The band will perform the 1998 album in its entirety, in addition to several B-sides from the reissue.

The tour, which will kick off September 29 in Seattle and close in Brooklyn, NY at King’s Theatre on October 27, also includes earlier stops in the U.K., starting in Edinburgh on Sept. 4 and closing with two nights at London’s 02 Academy Brixton on Sept. 14 and 15.

The 20th anniversary reissue,  released on June 22, will include the entire album and 10 B-sides from the era.

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

Garbage drummer and co-producer Butch Vig added, “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.”

Garbage US Tour Dates

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

Version 2.0 reissue is out June 22

Version 2.0 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


  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

Check out Royal Flush review Garbage’s return to Chicago after 20 years here.