In late June, indie rock pioneers Guided by Voices announced that their classic, 1993-'96 lineup was reuniting to play the Matador Records 21st Birthday in Las Vegas this October. Not a big winner at the blackjack tables? Well, luckily for you, the lo-fi legends just announced a nationwide tour!
Frontman Robert Pollard, guitarists Tobin Sprout and Mitch Mitchell, drummer Kevin Fennell, and bassist Greg Demos -- the lineup behind albums like Bee Thousand, Alien Lanes, and Under the Bushes Under the Stars -- will kick off a 17-city trek on September 30 in Austin, TX. (Columbus, OH, lo-fi outfit Times New Viking and Portland, OR, folk rockers Blitzen Trapper -- both clearly influenced by GBV -- will open select dates.) For ticket info visit GBV's website.
In related news, Pollard recently chatted with SPIN about 4,192, a documentary about baseball legend Pete Rose, which the rock vet scored. Read more here.
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Guided by Voices tour dates:
9/30, Austin, TX (East Side Drive) *
10/3, Palms Hotel, Las Vegas NV (Pearl Theatre / Matador at Twenty-One Las Vegas)
10/4, Los Angeles, CA (Wiltern) *
10/5, San Francisco, CA (Warfield) *
10/7, Portland, OR (Crystal Ballroom) *
10/9, Seattle WA (Showbox So Do) *
10/12, Minneapolis MN (First Avenue) *
10/13, Chicago IL (The Vic) *
10/15, Newport KY (Cincinnati / Southgate House)
10/16, Columbus OH (Outlands Live)
10/21, Washington D.C. (9:30 Club)
10/22, Carrboro NC (Cat's Cradle)
10/23, Atlanta GA (Buckhead Theater)
11/4, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
11/5, Boston MA (Paradise) &
11/6, Philadelphia PA (Trocadero) &
11/7, New York City (Terminal 5) &
* w/ Times New Viking
& w/ Blitzen Trapper