When the Replacements announced their first tour in 24 years back in February, one thing jumped out to us here in the Northeast: No shows in Boston or New York. Most of the other major North American markets were covered, and although the reunited rock band hit our region in 2014 — playing Forest Hills Stadium in New York and Boston Calling Music Festival — it was a disappointment to not get the ‘Mats in a smaller setting a second time around.
This morning, the band revealed an eight-disc box set spanning the Replacements’ seven-album discography, including 1982’s Stink EP. It’s called The Complete Studio Albums 1981-1990, it’s out April 1 (very funny) via Rhino, and the news arrived with a marked-up press release from the band itself. Word is that Rhino sent the presser for the gents to review, and they edited the piss out of it with a teacher’s red pen.
Now maybe we’re looking too much into this, but the band does cross out “13” and adds “14” when the upcoming tour is cited. Is another Replacements date on the way? Will it be in Boston? We’re hearing things. We’ll find out soon.
Read the presser below. And check out the original run of dates after the text jump.