The Hüsker Dü frontman has announced his first European dates for 2022, for which he will bring the solo electric version of his Distortion and Blue Hearts tour across the pond.
The shows are set to span more than 40 years of his career to date, including songs from the recent Distortion boxset, which collected his solo and band work from 1989 to 2019. The live dates will also feature tunes from his landmark band Hüsker Dü and his most recent album, 2020’s Blue Hearts!
Ahead of that the Distortion and Blue Hearts! tour hits the US for solo electric and full band runs, starting in Boston on 16 September. Support for Mould’s full band shows will come from Kestrels, Moaning, Slow Caves and Gentlemen Rogues, while the solo dates will feature Jason Narducy – bassist with Mould’s current band and whose Split Single project just released its latest album Amplificado.
Mould also shared an ‘unboxing’ video for his Distortion box with the actor, comedian and avid fan Fred Armisen, who penned the introduction to the 24-CD iteration of the release.
“I’m a long-time fan of Fred’s work, especially the Portlandia series,” Mould said. “Fred and I have made music together in the past – with my band, with [Armisen’s UK punk alter ego] Ian Rubbish, on Late Night with Seth Meyers and at the occasional birthday party. So, it was a thrill for me to ‘unbox’ the various configurations, geek out on the packaging and share a handful of fun stories.”
Released by Demon, the last of the Distortion boxes will be the fourth vinyl collection. Due out on 6 August, that eight LP set includes live recordings from Mould’s solo career as well as performances by his band Sugar.
Meanwhile, there are plans for a new Hüsker Dü live album. The Longhorn Tonight two-disc set is due to be released later this year and will capture early recordings by the Minneapolis punk pioneers.
Bob Mould 2021/2022 Tour Dates
Bob Mould Band: Distortion and Blue Hearts! (2021)
Thu Sep 16 Boston MA Paradise Rock Club @?
Fri Sep 17 New York NY Webster Hall @?
Sat Sep 18 Washington DC 9:30 Club @?
Sun Sep 19 Philadelphia PA Union Transfer @?
Tue Sep 21 Pittsburgh PA Mr. Small’s Theatre @?
Wed Sep 22 Detroit MI St. Andrew’s Hall @?
Fri Sep 24 Chicago IL Vic Theatre @?
Sat Sep 25 Minneapolis MN First Avenue @?
Tue Sep 28 Seattle WA Neumos #?
Wed Sep 29 Portland OR Wonder Ballroom #?
Fri Oct 01 San Francisco CA August Hall #?
Sat Oct 02 Los Angeles CA Teragram Ballroom #?
Mon Oct 04 Boulder CO Boulder Theater %?
Tue Oct 05 Dallas TX Granada Theater >?
Wed Oct 06 Austin TX The Mohawk >
@ Support: Kestrels?# Support: Moaning?% Support: Slow Caves??> Support: Gentlemen Rogues
Bob Mould Solo Electric: Distortion and Blue Hearts! (2021)
Fri Oct 15 Bloomington IL Castle Theatre?
Sat Oct 16 Stoughton WI Stoughton Opera House?
Sun Oct 17 Kalamazoo MI Bell’s Eccentric Cafe (Back Room)?
Tue Oct 19 Kent OH Kent Stage?
Wed Oct 20 Nelsonville OH Stuart’s Opera House?
Fri Oct 22 Cincinnati OH Memorial Hall?
Sat Oct 23 St. Louis MO Off Broadway Nightclub?
Sun Oct 24 Iowa City IA Englert Theatre??
Support: Jason Narducy
Bob Mould Solo Electric: Distortion and Blue Hearts! (2022)
Wed Jan 19 Dublin IE Whelan’s?
Fri Jan 21 Liverpool UK Arts Club?
Sun Jan 23 Cardiff UK The Globe?
Mon Jan 24 Chester UK The Live Rooms?
Tue Jan 25 Birmingham UK The Mill?
Thu Jan 27 Stoke-on-Trent UK The Sugarmill?
Fri Jan 28 Bristol UK Thekla?
Sat Jan 29 Nottingham UK Rescue Rooms?
Mon Jan 31 Glasgow UK Oran Mor?
Tue Feb 01 Newcastle UK Riverside?
Thu Feb 03 Southampton UK Engine Rooms?
Fri Feb 04 Brighton UK Concorde 2?
Sat Feb 05 Oxford UK Oxford O2 Academy 2?
Mon Feb 07 Leeds UK Brudenell Social Club
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