Monday, March 19, 2012

Garbage Unveil “Blood For Poppies


Garbage unveiled "Blood For Poppies," on as a free download.  "We decided to give the track to our fans first," said the members of Garbage.  "We've always had the most amazingly loyal fans, and we wanted to show them just how much they mean to us by setting it free to them first." "Blood For Poppies" is the first single from the bands highly anticipated album Not Your Kind Of People, which is due out on May 15th on the bands very own STUNVOLUME record label.  On April 21st for Record Store Day, Garbage will release "Blood For Poppies" on a limited edition, white vinyl 7-inch that will feature the track and an exclusive remix by drummer Butch Vig.
Garbage front-woman Shirley Manson said, "'Blood For Poppies' is meant to feel sort of like an abstract dream.  The inspiration came from a story I had read in The Los Angeles Times about the opium trade and also from watching the documentary Restrepo.  It's not literal in any sense whatsoever but it's a song about disorientation and delusion and the human struggle to stay sane in the face of insanity."
Not Your Kind Of People will be released in both a standard and a deluxe configuration.  Fans can preorder either version here:  Standard Edition Preorder and Deluxe Edition Preorder.
Garbage will hit the road this spring in support of the album by performing several headlining shows in the United States as well as various festivals throughout Europe with more dates to be announced over the coming weeks.  Full list of dates can be found below.

Garbage 2012 Tour Dates
9th                  Los Angeles, CA                      El Rey Theatre - SOLD OUT
10th                Los Angeles, CA                      El Rey Theatre - SOLD OUT
14th                Las Vegas, NV                          Pearl at the Palms Hotel*
16th                Tucson, AZ                              Rialto Theatre*
17th                Tempe, AZ                               The Marquee*
20th                Houston, TX                            House of Blues - SOLD OUT
21st                 Austin, TX                               La Zona Rosa - SOLD OUT
22nd               Dallas, TX                                KDGE Edge Fest - FC Dallas Stadium
24th                Aspen, CO                              Belly Up*
25th                Denver, CO                            Ogden Theater*
27th                Salt Lake City, UT                   In The Venue*

9th                 London, England                     Troxy - SOLD OUT
11th               St. Petersburg, Russia            Jubilenyi Hall
12th               Moscow, Russia                      Crocus City Hall
16th               Paris, France                           Olympia - SOLD OUT
22nd              New York, NY                          Webster Hall - SOLD OUT
23rd               Washington, DC                     930 Club - SOLD OUT
25th               Atlantic City, NJ                       House of Blues*
26th               Boston, MA                             Paradise Rock Club - SOLD OUT
28th               Toronto, ONT                          Phoenix Concert Theatre - SOLD OUT

1st                  Santa Barbara, CA                   KJEE Radio Show - Santa Barbara Bowl
16th               Hultsfred, Sweden                   Hultsfred Festival
17th               Aarhus, Denmark                    Northside Festival
19th               Amsterdamn, Holland            Melkweg Max
22nd              Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany Southside Festival
23rd               Scheessel, Germany                 Hurricane Festival, Red Stage
24th               Paris, France                             Solidays Festival
27th               Luxemburg                                Rockhal
28th               Werchter, Belgium                   Rock Werchter, Pyramid Marquee
29th               Arras, France                            Main Square Festival

6th                 Bucharest, Romania                 B'Estfest
11th               Vigevano, Italy                         10 Giorni Suoanti Festival
14th               Bilbao, Spain                            BBK Live Festival
15th               Aix-les-Bains, France               Musilac Festival
19th               Oporto, Portugal                     Mares Vivas Festival


After forming in Madison, WI, Garbage released their self-titled debut album in 1995 and rode a wave of visually arresting, female-fronted alternative rock bands.  The album spawned the hit singles "Stupid Girl" and "Only Happy When It Rains" and was certified double platinum in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.  The band won the Breakthrough Artist Award at the 1996 MTV Europe Music Awards, and was nominated for the Best New Artist Grammy® Award. Their second album, Version 2.0, was released in 1998 and topped the charts in the United Kingdom.  It was nominated for two Grammy Awards including Album of the Year and Best Rock Album.  2001's Beautiful Garbage was named one of Rolling Stone Magazine's Top 10 Albums Of The Year.  In 2005, Garbage released Bleed Like Me, earning the band its highest chart position with a No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart.  In 2007, the band released a retrospective collection called Absolute Garbage. Garbage has sold over 12 million albums worldwide. They have performed in over thirty-five countries and will tour extensively worldwide in support of this new release.

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