Posted in music | tour dates on December 9, 2013

by Bill Pearis

Bob's 1989 press photo for 'Workbook'
Bob Mould

Bob Mould's solo debut, Workbook, came out in 1989 and, with its acoustic guitars and gentle production, was a bit of a surprise to Husker Du fans used to full-throttle distorted guitars. (It was kinda like Dylan Goes Electric in reverse.) After the initial shock, there was no denying the great songs on the record which, with single "See a Little Light," was a huge college/alt-rock radio hit.

Bob (who toured last year doing Sugar's Copper Blue) is celebrating the album's silver anniversary with Workbook 25, a deluxe two-CD / double-vinyl reissue. The the second disc on the CD is a live recording of Mould's complete performance from Chicago's Metro in 1989 which happened two weeks after the album's release.

Furthermore, Bob Mould will be doing a "25 Years of Workbook" tour in 2014 where Bob and bassist Jason Narducy will play selections from the album and "other songs in his catalog that sit nicely alongside this album." The short tour kicks off with a performance at San Francisco's Noise Pop Festival on February 27. The tour also includes two shows at NYC's City Winery on March 7 & 8. Tickets for those NYC shows are not on sale yet.

All tour dates are listed, along with the video for "See a Little Light," below...

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Bob Mould - "See a Little Light"

Bob Mould - 2014 'Workbook' Dates
Fri February 27 - San Francisco - Great American Music Hall (Noise Pop Festival)
Sat March 1st - Chicago - Old Town
Sun March 2nd - Chicago - City Winery
Tues March 4th - Minneapolis - The Women's Club
Wed March 5th - Washington DC - 9:30 Club
Fri March 7th - New York - City Winery
Sat March 8th - New York - City Winery

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Comments (19)

Holy young.

Posted by scooper | December 9, 2013 2:37 PM

oh man...nothing like seeing bob mould in a club with a 2 drink minimum!

rock on bro!

Posted by the new new yorker | December 9, 2013 2:39 PM

The '89 show at Bottom Line was on the same tour as the Chicago set which is being released on this box set. That Bottom Line show had Bob with Chris Stamey on bass and Anton Fier on drums. Is that the same band as the Chicago show?

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2013 2:41 PM

dood - it's two glasses of wine. Relax...go to the show, buy a ticketed seat, listen to the nice sound system, good sightlines, and surprising lack of dooshyos - and yes, two drinks. Relax. Alcohol at that level might be good for you.

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2013 2:53 PM

That first Workbook tour was Stamey on guitar, Tony Maimone on bass, and Anton Fier on drums. In the fall of '89 they toured again with a different guitarist.

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2013 3:01 PM

The soundtrack to the first semester of my first year of college.

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2013 3:14 PM

Will Mark Eitzel be on this tour?

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2013 3:16 PM

so gay

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2013 4:02 PM

does Jane Scarpantoni still live in NYC? She's all over Workbook, maybe she'll make an appearance at City Winery.

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2013 4:06 PM

city winery is a great venue. i'm there!

Posted by lm | December 9, 2013 4:22 PM

That's a nice song, thanks for posting the video.

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2013 9:44 PM

Wish I could get out of Bootfuck Nowhere to catch some of these shows. Bob can do no wrong. Will buy re-issue!

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2013 9:52 PM

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Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2013 10:04 PM

David Hyde Pierce looks pretty good there.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2013 10:30 AM

They did four shows at the Bottom Line on the Workbook tour -- two sets, two nights. I saw one of the sets and it was superb (sneaked in under age, which admittedly wasn't hard to do back in the olden times). Granted (har har), it sure wasn't the Huskers, but it was good nonetheless to have Bob back out there making intense music. Looking forward to the bonus disc with this reissue.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2013 11:13 AM

An anniversary for Workbook? Why bother? How about something worth celebrating like the 30th anniversary of Metal Circus.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2013 11:57 AM

Because that would involve sharing the limelight with Grant Hart?

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2013 12:10 PM

Not worth venerating.

Pass.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2013 12:35 PM

That first Workbook tour was amazingly, bitterly beautiful.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2013 1:03 PM

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