Dears, darklings and little bones
It’s coming up to the 14th of February. Being that we have a new song called “I Hate Love” and having been blown away with the artistic efforts made by you all for the Garbage Cover Contest we decided we would like to see your love-hating artistic creations - paintings, drawings, photos inspired by this event. However, unlike the Garbage Cover Contest which was not run by Garbage, this is an official request by us.
Please submit your lovely works of art to email@example.com by 10pm PST Friday, February 10th and we’ll incorporate them into something special that we’ll reveal on the dreaded day itself….. Valentine’s Day.
*Please keep file size to 2MB and under.
UPDATE: Submission deadline has passed, stay tuned tomorrow for the finished project!
We’ve added a second live show in Los Angeles at the El Rey for the evening of April 9.
Tickets will go on sale Saturday, February 11 at 10am PST on Ticketmaster. There will be a 2 ticket limit per person and the entire show will be forced will call–meaning you will need to present your credit card and ID to pick up your tickets the night of the show, then you and your guest will immediately enter the venue.
We have put these ticket buying measures into place so as to protect as many real garbage fans as possible. We want our fans be able to get tickets for as reasonable a price as possible. NOT the scalpers. Unfortunately we don’t have a solution to the scalper problem but these measures should help protect our fans.
But remember……….these measures don’t guarantee you a ticket! We have not played in 7 years and as a result our shows are selling very fast.
Good luck. Thanks for everything.
UPDATE: Here is the ticket link for Saturday morning: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/2C00483FF159518E
Tickets for our London and Paris gigs are officially SOLD OUT.
Los Angeles pre-sale tickets have sold out, but general sale will recommence at 10am PST tomorrow.
Some of you have expressed concerns about how quickly the Los Angeles pre-sale tickets disappeared. Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do about the scalpers right now. We are so sad and sorry that this goes on and we’re working with our touring partners on how to fix this problem going forward and to make sure this and future gigs can be filled with as many fans as possible.
We are adding more live dates over the coming weeks and months, so keep a eye here for more opportunities to see us this summer.
NOT YOUR KIND OF PEOPLE TO BE RELEASED ON BAND’S OWN LABEL ON MAY 15, 2012
GARBAGE ANNOUNCE FIRST ROUND OF TOUR DATES
Los Angeles, CA - January 30, 2012 - Garbage has announced that their fifth studio album, Not Your Kind Of People, will be released in the United States on May 15, 2012, on the band’s label STUNVOLUME. As V Magazine recently put it: “The poster girl for ’90s alternative rock is ready to reclaim her reign - and the radio - with a new record from her iconic band, Garbage.”
"Working with Garbage again was very instinctual," said Duke Erikson. "Like getting on a bicycle…with three other people." He adds "We haven’t felt this good about a Garbage record since the last one!"
Garbage - Shirley Manson (vocals), Steve Marker (guitars, keyboards), Duke Erikson (guitars, keyboards) and Butch Vig (drums, loops) - will hit the road this spring in support of the album by performing several headlining shows as well as various festivals throughout Europe and the U.S. with more dates to be confirmed.
"Thinking about going back on the road is both thrilling and terrifying in equal measure," said Shirley Manson. "………but we’ve always enjoyed a little pain mixed in with our pleasure."
See below for full list of dates confirmed so far.
Garbage 2012 Tour Dates*
Headlining Tour Dates
9th London, England Troxy
11th St. Petersburg, Russia Jubilenyi Hall
12th Moscow, Russia Crocus City Hall
16th Paris, France Olympia
Festival Tour Dates
16th Hultsfred, Sweden Hultsfred Festival
17th Aarhus, Denmark Northside Festival
22nd Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany Southside Festival
23rd Scheessel, Germany Hurricane Festival, Red Stage
28th Werchter, Belgium Rock Werchter, Pyramid Marquee
* More dates to be announced
After forming in Madison, WI, Garbage released their self-titled debut album in 1995 and rode a wave of visually arresting, female-fronted alternative rock bands. The album spawned the hit singles “Stupid Girl” and “Only Happy When It Rains” and was certified double platinum in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The band won the Breakthrough Artist Award at the 1996 MTV Europe Music Awards, and was nominated for the Best New Artist Grammy® Award. Their second album, Version 2.0, was released in 1998 and topped the charts in the United Kingdom. It was nominated for two Grammy Awards including Album of the Year and Best Rock Album. 2001’s Beautiful Garbage was named one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s Top 10 Albums Of The Year. In 2005, Garbage released Bleed Like Me, earning the band it’s highest chart position with a No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. In 2007, the band released a retrospective collection called Absolute Garbage. Garbage has sold over 12 million albums worldwide. They have performed in over thirty-five countries and will tour extensively worldwide in support of this new release.
Due to overwhelming response, we are having technical issues and have to take down the scramble contest.
Thanks so much to everyone that entered!
Dearest Darklings and Little Bones….
Thank you for visiting us here on our newly launched official website/tumblr.
This will be the main “go to Garbage hub” for up to the minute information relating to any Garbage record releases, press statements, video releases, live shows, TV appearances etc etc.
If you are interested, please follow us here and drop by regularly to keep yourself up to date with what’s going on in our world.
We haven’t put out a record in a very long time. 7 long years to be precise. We will endeavor to keep this page accurate and honest.
That is our pledge to you.
Meanwhile this is a lightning in a bottle moment for us. We know it.
Hope you feel it too.