Bob Mould returns to the road with a trio of special appearances in August and September followed by a 16-date solo-electric tour of the United States, focusing on the Northeast and Midwest.
First up is a solo festival appearance at San Francisco’s Stern Grove Festival, where he’ll open for Patti Smith. Then he’ll play with his eponymous band — featuring Jason Narducy and Jon Wurster — at the WMSE Backyard BBQ in Milwaukee and the Minnesota State Fair, on a bill with The Hold Steady, in Minneapolis.
After that, the former Hüsker Dü frontman will embark on a 16-date solo-electric tour, which opens Oct. 6 in Washington, D.C., and runs through an Oct. 27 show in Stoughton, Wisconsin, with Narducy opening.
Mould says of the tour:
“I’m excited to be back in the Northeast and Midwest, especially during peak fall colors. I’m happy to have Jason supporting the tour — it’s been a while since we’ve done solo shows together. I’m nervous, too: I’ve got a handful of new songs to share with you.”
The tour announcement follows the release of a new two-disc collection of early Hüsker Dü live material. The just-released Tonite Longhorn is assembled from the “historical Hüsker Dü recording archives” of Minneapolis punk scene mainstay Terry Katzman. It features songs recorded across three different shows in 1979 and 1980 at the Longhorn Bar in Minneapolis.
See Bob Mould’s new tour dates below.
Bob Mould tour dates 2023
Solo Festival Show
Aug. 13: San Francisco, CA – Stern Grove Festival (opening for Patti Smith)
Aug. 26: Milwaukee, WI – WMSE Backyard BBQ
Sept. 2: Minneapolis, MN – Minnesota State Fair (on bill with The Hold Steady)
Solo Electric Tour
Oct. 6: Washington, D.C.—The Atlantis
Oct. 7: Wilmington, DE – The Baby Grand
Oct. 8: Jersey City, NJ — The White Eagle Hall
Oct. 10: Providence, RI – Columbus Theatre
Oct. 11: Portland, ME – SPACE
Oct. 13: Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
Oct. 14: Fairfield, CT – The Warehouse
Oct. 15: Amherst, MA – The Drake
Oct. 17: Albany, NY –Lark Hall
Oct. 18: Lancaster, PA – Tellus360
Oct. 20: Cleveland, OH – The Grog Shop
Oct. 21: Kalamazoo, MI – Bell’s Eccentric Café
Oct. 22: Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century Theatre
Oct. 24: Indianapolis, IN – HIFI
Oct. 25: Chicago, IL – Old Town School Of Folk
Oct. 27: Stoughton, WI – Stoughton Opera House
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