Garbage unveil 20th anniversary tour for ‘Version 2.0’


A few weeks back Garbage announced a 20th anniversary re-issue of sophomore album Version 2.0, and now, to the surprise of no one, along comes word of a tour to revisit the album’s hits, deep cuts, and b-sides.

The 17-date North American tour — which follows a run of similarly-themed gigs across Europe — kicks off September 29 in Seattle and wraps October 27 in Brooklyn. Towards the tail end is an October 23 show at Boston’s House of Blues, and tickets for that date and all on this stateside run go on sale Friday (April 27) at 10 a.m. local time.

Version 2:0 is in my opinion the quintessential garbage record,” says Garbage singer Shirley Manson. “We are all very grateful to the millions of people who took it to their hearts at the time it was released and to those who continue to love on it still.”


Released May 11, 1998, the record spawned singles like “Push It”, “I Think I’m Paranoid,” and “Special”, sold more than four million copies around the world, and was nominated for a quartet of Grammy Awards, including Album Of The Year. The re-issue is out June 22 Stunvolume/PIAS, and features the whole original album and 10 b-sides, including “Lick The Pavement,” which you can hear below.

On this tour, Garbage are expected to perform Version 2:0 in its entirely, as well as b-sides from that era of the band.

Version 2.0 is the sound of a band growing up, evolving, and more than anything, gaining confidence,” says drummer and co-producer Butch Vig. “When we started recording, we made a conscious decision to not re-invent ourselves, but rather take everything we learned from our debut album and filter it through the new digital technology we were grappling with. Sonically, the album has moments of razor sharp clarity and soft beauty. Indeed, it’s possibly our best album.”


Revisit Version 2.0 below, and scan through all of Garbage’s upcoming stateside tour dates.

Featured Garbage photo by Joseph Cultice.

Garbage United States Tour Dates
September 29 – Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA
September 30 – Roseland Theatre – Portland, OR
October 3 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
October 5 – Cosmopolitan Hotel – Las Vegas, NV
October 7 – Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
October 9 – Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
October 11 – House of Blues – Dallas – Dallas, TX
October 12 – House of Blues – Houston – Houston, TX
October 13 – Paradise Cove at River Spirit Casino Resort – Tulsa, OK
October 17 – Riviera Theater – Chicago, IL
October 18 – Hard Rock Live – Northfield, OH
October 20 – Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NY
October 21 – Lincoln Theatre – Washington DC
October 23 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
October 25 – The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA
October 26 – Borgata Spa & Resort – Music Box – Atlantic City, NJ
October 27 – Kings Theatre – Brooklyn, NY