*US SHOWS POSTPONED!
We absolutely will be rescheduling. If you already have tickets, you can either hold onto them or get a refund. Ticket holders should have received an email via Eventbrite with the option to receive a refund. Still have questions? Go to the Eventbrite page (the ticket links are still up) and click “contact organizer” to reach us. Thanks!
TBD – Fire Hall No 2 – Athens, GA
TBD – Private Home – Savannah, GA
TBD – Ronan School of Music – Jacksonville, FL
TBD – Imperial Wine Bar – Orlando, FL
TBD – A Private Home – Miami, FL
TBD – VFW Post 39 – St Petersburg, FL
TBD – Bunny & Pirates Bazaar – Cortez, FL
TBD – Private Home – Pensacola, FL
TBD – Private Home – Mobile, AL
Tommy Stinson (The Replacements) Australian Tour Announced.
Joining what would become one of the most revered American bands of all time at the tender age of 11 would be an impressive enough feat, let alone dropping out of high school to go on tour with the band in support of their third album Let It Be, now considered one of the greatest albums of all time. Most people would consider those more than enough rock n’ roll laurels to rest on, but Tommy Stinson’s storied career has seen his iconic part in the DNA of The Replacements just one chapter in a career that has seen him form the bands Bash & Pop and Perfect, join fellow Minneapolis legends Soul Asylum and also spend many years as the highwire bassist in Guns n’ Roses.
Joining his brother Bob and drummer Chris Mars in the proto-Replacements outfit Dogbreath before he’d started high school, the arrival of Paul Westerberg sealed the classic line-up of The Replacements as they started gaining notoriety in the Minneapolis music scene, a town that truly punches above its weight in the number of iconic bands and artists it has contributed to the rock n’ roll pantheon.
The story of The Replacements and their career gives true meaning to the expression ‘snatching defeat from the jaws of victory’ as they went from indie heroes on their local label Twin Tone to a troubled relationship with the corporate values of major labels. While often remembered for incidents ranging from their legendary drunken performance seeing them banned from Saturday Night Live, tours opening for the likes of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and The Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards, The Replacements recorded output grew from strength to strength as they chronicled the often broken American dream; from teenage angst to coming of age, to shining a torch on the alienated, marginalised and downtrodden of the world. After imploding on the cusp of the 1990s, celebrity fans such as Lorde (who covered the band’s ‘Swinging Party’) and The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn and Miley Cyrus (who covered ‘Androgynous’ with Joan Jett and Against Me’s Laura Jane Grace) have kept their flame burning brightly for a whole new generation of fans.
In addition to his work playing bass in iconic bands, Stinson’s songwriting output became a focus over the last few decades with his groups Bash & Pop and Perfect, and critically acclaimed solo albums Village Gorilla Head and One Man Mutiny.
A lauded reunion of The Replacements from 2012-15 saw the band playing to enraptured fans at sold out gigs across Europe and America, and while sadly not making it to Australian shores, Stinson’s love of Australian music saw You Am I invited to be The Replacements special guests at two now legendary shows at The Roundhouse in London. With many fans in the local music community, Tommy is set to treat Australian fans to his first ever solo tour Down Under with a set full of solo tracks, fan favourites and tales of his extraordinary career., with You Am I’s Davey Lane his special guest at all shows.
Bash & Pop featuring Nicole Atkins limited edition 7″ of “Too Late” and “Saturday” on Fat Possum Records
Written by Tommy Stinson / Nicole Atkins
Produced & Arranged by Nicole Atkins
Recorded and mixed at the Glass Onion, Nashville TN by JD Tiner
Masted by Justin Perkins at Mystery Room Mastering, Milwaukee, WI
Tommy Stinson – Guitar, Vocals and percussion
Nicole Atkins – Vocals
Steve Selvidge – Guitars, Vocals
Justin Perkins – Bass, Vocals
Joe Sirois – Drums, Percussion
Robbie Crowell – keys
Laura Epling – violin
Maggie Chafee – cello
Bash & Pop “Friday Night Is Killing Me” – Two CD Expanded Reissue on Omnivore Records
While many are discovering Bash & Pop for the first time on their current tour, and via their new release, the time is right to reintroduce the record that started it all—Friday Night Is Killing Me.
New Bash & Pop Album “Anything Could Happen” on Fat Possum Records
I’m happy to announce my partnerships with Fat Possum Records and PledgeMusic to help bring new Bash & Pop music to you!
By ordering the record via PledgeMusic, you’ll become a part of the process of making of this record. Not only will you have the opportunity to buy the new record in whichever format is best suited for your listening pleasure, but you can also purchase one-of-a-kind items, merchandise and experiences only available here for a limited time! You’ll be able to purchase everything from high quality vinyl, cassettes, CD’s and MP3’s to instruments, lyric sheets, posters, framed photographs, and so much more. You can see our first show as Bash & Pop at the historic 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis, and I could even crash your wedding and flaunt my ordained status to officiate it!
As an added bonus, a portion of the proceeds of this campaign will benefit the Timkatec trade schools in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. As you may know, there is still a dire need for us to help these great young people learn how to rebuild their fractured nation. They desperately need any help that any of us can give, no matter the monetary amount. I chose this school after visiting their graduation in 2011 and seeing for myself what a big part of the long-term solution it is for the people and infrastructure of Haiti.
With that I leave you with a little taste of what’s to come.
Sign up! Play along! Be a part of the fun! And stay tuned for upcoming tour dates in a city near you!
The Replacements – ‘For Sale: Live at Maxwell’s 1986’ on Rhino Records
In February 1986, The Replacements performed a classic live show at Maxwell’s in Hoboken, NJ. That night, a 24-track mobile studio was on hand to record the quartet as they careened through a 29-song marathon that mixed tracks from all of the band’s albums to date with B-sides and covers. Until now, that pristine recording of the legendary performance has only been available in low-quality bootleg form. Even so, Pitchfork has called the show “a fiery, focused set that would make a true believer out of any skeptic.”