Tommy Stinson of The Replacements

When not playing bass in Guns N’ Roses or Soul Asylum, former Replacements member Tommy Stinson has found time to whittle away at a new album of his own — and that follow-up to his 2004 solo debut Village Gorilla Head is now complete and should be released later this summer.

Stinson reports on his website that he recently finished mixing the last two songs for the album, which “with some hard work and a little luck… will be released in August.” An album title, tracklist and final release date are still forthcoming, but Stinson expects to debut some of the tracks at a trio of Midwestern concerts next month.

The ex-Replacement has announced full-band solo shows in Milwaukee, Minneapolis and Chicago slated for May 19 to 21 (see details below), which he says will feature some of those new songs, plus older material from Village Gorilla Head and his short-lived, but much-loved, Bash & Pop and Perfect projects from the ’90s.

He also promises, somewhat cryptically, in an apparent bid to get ‘Mats fans all wound up: “I can’t speak of any surprises because they wouldn’t be surprises anymore, except to say that there may be a few good ones in store. HAHAHA — how ya like them apples?”

Furthermore, Stinson has been working on the forthcoming Soul Asylum record — he’s been playing with the fellow Minneapolis rockers since Karl Mueller died in 2005 — and plans to tour with them, as well as book his own solo shows once his album’s out. And, of course, there’s always GNR, which is booked for Rock in Rio in October.

See Tommy Stinson’s tour dates after the jump…

Tommy Stinson tour dates:

May 19: Club Garibaldi’s, Milwaukee, WI
May 20: First Avenue, Minneapolis, MI
May 21: Double Door, Chicago, IL

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