Throwing Muses

The Throwing Muses have announced a select number of U.S. dates on both the East and West coasts in late February and early March in support of the band’s newly released book/album combo Purgatory/Paradise — including a pair of shows that will feature opening sets by band co-founder and former member Tanya Donelly.

So far, the band has announced dates in Seattle, Portland, Ore., and San Francisco in February, followed by shows in March in Cambridge, Mass., and New York City.

The latter two date find the Muses supported by Donelly, who co-founded the band with stepsister Kristin Hersh in 1983, but left in 1991 to play with The Breeders and later pursue a solo career. She returned to the fold, briefly, to provide backing vocals on 2003’s Throwing Muses album.

Hersh, on her website, addresses fans who are requesting shows in their cities, noting there are not currently plans for a Los Angeles concert “during this run of dates.”

She adds:

just a quick word on requests for us to play places…please know that we want to play everywhere, always. it’s just that promoters have to invite us…and to invite us, they have to believe that they’ll make money on our show. if we’re not playing in some town, that’s why. we don’t say “no” to any city.

See full dates below:


Throwing Muses tour dates:

Feb. 26: Triple Door, Seattle, WA
Feb. 27: TBA, Portland, OR
Feb. 28: Jewish Community Center, San Francisco, CA
March 7: The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA (w/ Tanya Donelly)
March 8: Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY (w/ Tanya Donelly)