Album News, Reunions, Tour Dates — September 10, 2013 at 7:03 am

Mazzy Star announces North American tour in support of first new album in 17 years

Mazzy Star

Mazzy Star — the reunited dream-pop duo that David Roback of Rain Parade and Opal formed in the late ’80s with then-future Jesus and Mary Chain collaborator Hope Sandoval — this week announced a 14-date North American tour this fall in support of Seasons of Your Day, the group’s first new album in 17 years, which arrives later this month.

The tour opens Nov. 3 in Portland, Ore., and continues through Nov. 23 in Silver Spring, Md., hitting 10 more U.S. cities and two in Canada along the way (see full dates below).

The new album, Mazzy Star’s fourth, is co=produced by Roback and Sandoval, and will be released Sept. 24 on the group’s own label, Rhymes Of An Hour Records. The album features appearances by My Bloody Valentine drummer Colm Ó Cíosóig and late folk legend Bert Jansch, who died in 2011.

Below, you can also stream “California,” the first track released off the new album.


Mazzy Star tour dates:

Nov. 3: Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
Nov. 4: Neptune, Seattle, WA
Nov. 6: Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA
Nov. 7: The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 10: Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO
Nov. 12: Mill City Nights, Minneapolis, MN
Nov. 13: Vic Theatre, Chicago, IL
Nov. 15: Majestic Theatre, Detroit, MI
Nov. 16: Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON
Nov. 17: Club Soda, Montreal, QC
Nov. 19: Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA
Nov. 20: Terminal 5, New York, NY
Nov. 22: Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
Nov. 23: The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD


Mazzy Star, “California”




  1. They formed in 1989, their first album was out in 1990… no one cared until their 1993 album – and the only thing people paid attention to on that was “fade into you” which didn’t blow up until 94-95. Mazy Star IS NOT an 80s band.

    • I think our host went out of his way to point out David Roback’s solid ’80s lineage with Rain Parade and Opal.

      This site also sometimes mentions the Baseball Project, who didn’t form until 2007, and I bet you can figure out why that is.

    • Who said they were an 80’s band? All it says is they formed in the late 80’s.

  2. What’s the point in posting comments if you have to wait hours for them to appear? If you can’t moderate in real time, perhaps….

    • Hey, notan80sband, I was going to ask you something about Rain Parade and Opal, but first, I’m dying to know if you’re that old-timer on my block whose highlight of the day–besides writing posts like the ones above–is screaming at the neighborhood kids who walk “too close” to your lawn. Just curious!

  3. I saw Mazzy Star at a KROQ Acoustic Christmas some years ago. Hope Sandoval was somewhat mesmerizing on stage.

  4. Saw ’em in Seattle around 1998 or so. Amazing band, excellent show. Looking forward to this new record!

    When’s the last time something as brilliantly left-field as “Fade Into You” dented the public consciousness, anyway?

    • Well put, Lotus. That’s a very good question.
      I’m kinda surprised to hear this style of music translates to a good live performance. Musically sure, but emotionally… I’d love to see them and find out. Alls I know is despite being one of my 5 favorite all-time bands, the Cocteau Twins show I saw has to be one of the most dreadfully boring experiences I endured and paid money for the pleasure of doing so. So…having two people post so boldly that Mazzy Star is a ‘great’ live band makes me twitch a bit.

      • Viewed from a certain angle, a Mazzy show might be boring too; I guess it depends on what you go in hoping for. I just wanted to sit still and let the sound wash over me, and that’s what happened. It was a chill-out experience. And the music was very well played. And Hope, c’mon…

    • “When’s the last time something as brilliantly left-field as “Fade Into You” dented the public consciousness, anyway?”

      How about Lana del Ray’s “Video Games”? Somewhat similar and got even more popular.

      I saw Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions (with Colm Ó Cíosóig) live in 2002, a brilliant performance. You weren’t distracted by Hope’s georgeous looks as she performed completely in the dark, without any spotlight headed towards her – which added to the magic atmosphere of the show.

  5. We got a lot of great things in Louisiana and I love living in the South since moving from Detroit, but every band’s tour dates look precisely like this one, nothing south of St. Louis. WTF?!???! I guess it’s the one thing I wish I lived back up north, bands like to tour in the snow.

  6. I will be buying a ticket for the Seattle show as soon as possible. Great news and an incredible band.

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