Garbage announce extended UK and European summer 2019 tour

"Our small exclusive Summer Tour 2019 just got seriously elongated"

Garbage have announced an extension to their UK and European 2019 tour this summer, adding a string of new dates.

Announcing the news on social media this morning, the band said: “So our small exclusive Summer Tour 2019 got seriously elongated.”

They added: “We are very excited. Really hope you will come out to see us.”  You can see the full post here:

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So our small exclusive Summer Tour 2019 just got seriously elongated. We are very excited. Really hope you will come out to see us. Tickets on sale Monday! June 14 – The Junction – Cambridge, UK June 17 – Ancienne Belgigue – Brussels, Belgium June 18 – Garage Saarbrücken – Saarbrücken, Germany June 20 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands June 21 – De Oosterpoort – Groningen, Netherlands June 22 – Muffathalle – München, Germany June 24 – Krizikova Fontana – Prague, Czech Republic June 25 – INmusic Festival – Zagreb, Croatia * June 26 – Sered Amphitheater – Sered, Slovakia * June 28 – Plateua Bazeni 11. Aprilla – Belgrade, Serbia June 29 – Arenele Romane – Bucharest, Romania June 30 – Plovdiv Music Festival Hills of Rock – Plovdiv, Bulgaria * July 4 – Festival Pause Guitare – Albi, France * July 5 – Cruilla Barcelona Festival – Barcelona, Spain * July 6 – Cognac Blues Passions – Cognac, France * July 9 – Vittoriale degli Italiani – Gardone Riviera, Italy July 11 – Musilac Festival – Aix-les-Bains, France * July 13 – Kew The Music – London, UK * July 14 – Cardiff University, Great Hall – Cardiff, UK July 15 – O2 Academy Leeds – Leeds, UK July 17 – Alhambra Theatre – Dunfermline, UK July 18 – Iveagh Gardens – Dublin, Ireland * * note on sale now

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The full tour dates are listed below; tickets for the gigs go on sale on Monday March 11. Tickets for shows in Croatia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, France, Spain, London and Dublin are on sale now.

June 14 – The Junction – Cambridge, UK
June 17 – Ancienne Belgigue – Brussels, Belgium
June 18 – Garage Saarbrücken – Saarbrücken, Germany
June 20 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands
June 21 – De Oosterpoort – Groningen, Netherlands
June 22 – Muffathalle – München, Germany
June 24 – Krizikova Fontana – Prague, Czech Republic
June 25 – INmusic Festival – Zagreb, Croatia 
June 26 – Sered Amphitheater – Sered, Slovakia
June 28 – Plateua Bazeni 11. Aprilla – Belgrade, Serbia
June 29 – Arenele Romane – Bucharest, Romania
June 30 – Plovdiv Music Festival Hills of Rock – Plovdiv, Bulgaria
July 4 – Festival Pause Guitare – Albi, France 
July 5 – Cruilla Barcelona Festival – Barcelona, Spain
July 6 – Cognac Blues Passions – Cognac, France 
July 9 – Vittoriale degli Italiani – Gardone Riviera, Italy
July 11 – Musilac Festival – Aix-les-Bains, France
July 13 – Kew The Music – London, UK
July 14 – Cardiff University, Great Hall – Cardiff, UK
July 15 – O2 Academy Leeds – Leeds, UK
July 17 – Alhambra Theatre – Dunfermline, UK
July 18 – Iveagh Gardens – Dublin, Ireland

After singer Shirley Manson was named as the inaugural NME Icon at the 2018 NME Awards, the band spent the last year touring in celebration of their seminal 1998 album ‘Version 2.0’ as well as working on a ‘Roxy Music’ inspired new album.

“[The new songs] just have that sort of darkness that Roxy Music did so well… I’ve always been obsessed with Roxy Music – it’s all I listen to actually. I don’t know why they’ve always been a favourite,” Manson told NME about work on their next album.

“Of course Butch was once the president of the Roxy Music fan club in Madison, Wisconsin – so he’s also got this love and understanding of that kind of mood. It’s really the mood I’m after. We’ll see.”

She continued: “I always thought they were a very sort of modern-sounding band. Even now, you listen to these records and they’re really interesting sounds, there’s a sort of dangerous darkness about the sound that I really, really am aching for.”

Meanwhile, back in January, Garbage digitally released their collaboration with legendary punk band X, ‘Destroying Angels’, after the single had a limited run on vinyl.