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Bob Mould Books 2022 UK and Ireland Live Tour Dates

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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