The Throwing Muses’ appearance at The Cure’s Pasadena Daydream Festival this summer won’t be a one-off, as the band has announced additional performances — their first in five years — in Boston and San Diego, as well as plans to record a new studio album.
The Muses — Kristin Hersh, David Narcizo and Bernard George — will precede their appearance at the Robert Smith-curated Labor Day weekend festival with concerts in their hometown of Boston and in San Diego. More dates “may or may not be” added this summer, according to the band’s publicist.
The band currently is recording the follow-up to 2013’s 32-song epic Purgatory/Paradise. There’s been no announcement as to when the new record might be released.
Hersh is also out on the road at the moment, touring with an electric three-piece in support of her 2018 solo album Possible Dust Clouds. That run continues tonight in New York City through June 20 in Charlotte, N.C. Fred Abong, the Muses’ bassist in 1990-91 and a founding member of Belly, will open all of the Hersh and Muses shows, except for the festival date.
Below, see the full touring itinerary for Hersh and the Throwing Muses.
Kirstin Hersh tour dates
June 22: Mercury Lounge, New York, NY
June 23: Union Stage, Washington, D.C.
June 24: Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia, PA
June 25: Golden Pony, Harrisonburg VA
June 26: Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC
June 27: Terminal West, Atlanta, GA
June 28: 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA
June 30: Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte, NC
Throwing Muses tour dates
Aug. 23: City Winery, Boston, MA
Aug. 30: Soda Bar, San Diego, CA
Aug. 31: Pasadena Daydream Festival, Pasadena, CA
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- The Cure enlists Pixies, Deftones, Mogwai, Throwing Muses for Pasadena Daydream Festival
- Listen: Kristin Hersh, ‘No Shade In Shadow’ — off forthcoming album ‘Possible Dust Clouds’
- Listen: Kristin Hersh debuts ‘LAX’ — first taste of forthcoming album ‘Possible Dust Clouds’
- Watch: Kristin Hersh and Tanya Donelly reunite onstage for a little ‘Two Step’ in Boston
- Watch a 9-song Throwing Muses performance filmed at Seattle’s Triple Door last year
Please someone tell me what’s the meaning behind the name Throwing Muses and what is its origin. That’s been quite an enigma for me for years now. Long-time Bulgarian fan here. Thanks in advance!
So nobody knows? That’s odd.
Well, do ya know about the 9 muses in Greek mythology? The muses inspired different aspects of human creativity. It’s about throwing out inspiration and forging new territory beyond the norm. Hence, throwing the muses out of the way to look beyond the norm.
Thank you, Nivek! What is your source on that? Did the band say it in an interview or is it your interepretation? Just curious.