The founder member has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A...

GARBAGE will start this evening’s European tour without drummer and founder member BUTCH VIG, who has remained in the US due to illness.

The group, who released their new album ‘beautifulgarbage’ last month (October 1), are due to start their tour this evening (November 2) at the Trondheim Student Festival in Norway, before playing across the continent and ending with a show at the London Astoria (November 14).

However, Vig has been recently diagnosed with Hepatitis A and on the advice his doctor, he has remained in the US to rest. He will be replaced on the dates by Matt Chamberlain, who worked on the most recent album sessions.


A statement on the group’s official website,, reads: “Butch Vig was diagnosed with Hepatitis A. He is on the road to a complete recovery, getting the rest he needs, and would like to thank you all for your well wishes. However, under doctor’s orders, he will be unable to play with the band during their upcoming European shows. The band do not want to disappoint their fans and after much deliberation decided not to cancel. To that end, Matt Chamberlain, who played on some songs from ‘beautifulgarbage’ will be joining the band for these shows. We look forward to seeing you all!”

The full dates are at: Trondheim Student Festival (November 2)

Oslo Spektrum (3)

Copenhagen Vega Musikkenshus (4)

Hamburg Grosse Freiheit (5)

Paris Elysee (8)


Brussels Halles De Schaerbeek (9)

London Astoria (14)

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