Alt-Rock Act Garbage to Play Hard Rock Live in October

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Joseph Cultice
Earlier today, the alt-rock act Garbage announced the dates for a tour in support of the  20th anniversary edition of its second album, Version 2.0. The group will perform the album in its entirety; it will also play a number of B-sides from the reissue.

The band performs at Hard Rock Live on Oct. 18. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday.

"Version 2.0 is, in my opinion, the quintessential garbage record," says singer Shirley Manson in a press release announcing the tour. "We are all very grateful to the millions of people who took it to their hearts at the time it was released and to those who continue to love on it still."

The album was nominated for a total of four Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and Best Rock Album. The single was alsonominated for Best Rock Song and for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group. The video for "Push It" received eight MTV Video Music Award nominations.

"Version 2.0 is the sound of a band growing up, evolving, and more than anything, gaining confidence,” says drummer and co-producer Butch Vig. “When we started recording, we made a conscious decision to not re-invent ourselves but rather take everything we learned from our debut album and filter it through the new digital technology we were grappling with. Sonically, the album has moments of razor sharp clarity and soft beauty. Indeed, it's possibly our best album."

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Jeff Niesel

Jeff has been covering the Cleveland music scene for more than 20 years now. And on a regular basis, he tries to talk to whatever big acts are coming through town, too. If you're in a band that he needs to hear, email him at [email protected]
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