Garbage Behind the Scenes: See a 'Blood for Poppies' Rehearsal

Shirley Manson
Shirley Manson
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Onstage, Garbage are a glossy, pro outfit with an eye-popping light show anchored by frontwoman Shirley Manson's extreme magnetism. In rehearsal, without all the whiz-bang visuals, they're just as arresting to watch. Proof: the following footage of the quartet perfecting "Blood for Poppies," a track off Not Your Kind Of People, their first album in seven years. "I knew we weren't done," Manson told SPIN recently. "I'm surprised it took us this long to want to make a record again. For me, the spark came when I went to Coachella a couple of years ago. I felt like a lion in a cage. I wanted to chew through my bars." There's no chewing in the clip below, but they might as well have thrown on suits and called the clip an art noir. Check it out, as well as the band's remaining tour dates, because it's worth it.


June 9 - Warsaw, Poland @ Orange Warsaw Festival
June 11 - Samara, Russia @ Rock on Volga Festival
June 12 - Odessa, Ukraine @ Prosto Rock Festival
June 16 - Hultsfred, Sweden @ Hultsfred Festival
June 17 - Aarhus, Denmark @ Northside Festival
June 19 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg Max
June 22 - Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany @ Southside Festival
June 23 - Scheessel, Germany @ Hurricane Festival
June 24 - Paris, France @ Solidays Festival
June 27 - Luxembourg @ Rockhal
June 28 - Werchter, Belgium @ Rock Werchter
June 29 - Arras, France @ Main Square Festival
July 1 - London, UK @ Brixton Academy
July 2 - Wolverhampton, UK @ Civic Hall
July 3 - Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy
July 4 - Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands
July 6 - Bucharest, Romania @ B’Estfest
July 8 - Herouville St Clair, France @ Festival Beauregard
July 11 - Vigevano, Italy @ 10 Giorni Suoanti Festival
July 12 - Rome, Italy @ Fiesta Capannelle Roma Rock
July 14 - Bilbao, Spain @ BBK
July 15 - Aix-les-Bains, France @ Musilac
July 17 - Arles, France @ Les Escales du Cargo Festival
July 19 - Oporto, Portugal @ Mares Viva Festival
July 21 - Nyon, Switzerland @ Paleo Festival
July 22 - Carhaix, France @ Festival Vieilles Charrues
August 4 - Montreal, QUE @ Osheaga Festival
August 7 - Chicago, IL @ Metro - SOLD OUT
August 8 - Kansas City, MO @ Buzz Under the Stars
August 9 - Madison, WI @ Pondamonium, Warner Park
August 11 - Omaha, NE @ Maha Festival, Stinson Park
August 18 - Osaka, Japan @ Summer Sonic Festival
August 19 - Tokyo, Japan @ Summer Sonic Festival
August 21 - Singapore @ Fort Canning Park
September 16 - Charlotte, NC @ 106.5 The End Weenie Roast
November 22 - Paris, France @ Zenith de Paris
November 25 - Brussels, Belgium @ AB
November 26 - Cologne, Germany @ E-Werk
November 27 - Berlin, Germany @ Astra

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