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The Replacements Will Reissue All Their Studio Albums in a New Box Set

Does this band ever really take time off?

The reunited Replacements have been playing shows and discussing new material for the past couple of years, but to tide fans over before that rumored new album, it’ll soon be possible to purchase a box set containing the Minnesota band’s entire existing discography. Come April 16, Rhino will release the eight-disc The Complete Studio Albums 1981-1990, which will contain the 2008 remasters of all seven Replacements albums, from 1981’s Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash to 1990’s All Shook Down, as well as the gloriously snotty 1982 EP The Replacements Stink. It will sadly not include the wonderfully titled 1985 bootleg-turned-semiofficial live document, The Shit Hits the Fans, which has never been released on CD.

The box set announcement includes a press release supposedly marked up in red pen by the band themselves (“CLAYMATION!!”), which you can read below with their upcoming tour dates. We can’t hardly wait.

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The Replacements’ 2015 tour dates:
April 9 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
April 10 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
April 13 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
April 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
April 19 – Denver, CO @ The Fillmore
April 29 – Chicago, IL @ The Riviera Theatre
April 30 – Chicago, IL @ The Riviera Theatre
May 2 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
May 3 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
May 5 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
May 6 – Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion
May 8 – Washington, DC @ Echostage
May 9 – Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier
May 28 – Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound Festival
May 30 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ Paradiso
June 2 – London, UK @ Roundhouse