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Frank Turner reveals self as Mineral special guest (and super fan); Mineral share unreleased track (listen)

Frank Turner & Mineral’s Chris Simpson (10 months ago)
Mineral and Frank

Frank Turner announced on Twitter today that he will in fact be flying in to NYC to be the secret guest opening for Mineral at Saint Vitus, as part of a trip where he’ll also see Mineral three times. That’s one way to guarantee yourself a ticket!

Also today: Mineral premiered “Parking Lot (Alternate Version)” over at Stereogum

This alternate recording, captured during the album’s 1995 studio sessions, can be found on the band’s upcoming double CD compilation Mineral – 1994-1998. This double CD features remastered editions of both The Power Of Failing and 1998’s EndSerenading, as well as previously unreleased songs and bonus tracks. Each remastered album will also be re-released on double DMM 180 gram vinyl, and both the LPs and Mineral – 1994-1998 will arrive in stores on October 21, 2014 via Arena Rock Recording Co.

Listen to that alternate version below.

Speaking of “Parking Lot” and not-secrets, The Parking Lot was Mineral’s secret band name in Austin last week.

All upcoming Mineral tour dates and the new track, below…


Mineral — 2014 Tour Dates
SEPT. 4 BROOKLYN, NY SAINT VITUS* (SOLD OUT)
SEPT. 5 NEW YORK, NY BOWERY BALLROOM* (SOLD OUT)
SEPT. 6 NEW YORK, NY BOWERY BALLROOM* (SOLD OUT)
SEPT. 7 NEW YORK, NY BOWERY BALLROOM* (SOLD OUT)
SEPT. 8 NEW HAVEN, CT CENTER CHURCH ON THE GREEN*
SEPT. 9 WASHINGTON, DC BLACK CAT*
SEPT. 10 BOSTON, MA PARADISE ROCK CLUB*
SEPT. 11 PHILADELPHIA, PA UNION TRANSFER*
SEPT. 12 CLEVELAND, OH THE GROG SHOP* (early show – SOLD OUT)
SEPT. 12 CLEVELAND, OH THE GROG SHOP* (late show)
SEPT. 13 CHICAGO, IL DOUBLE DOOR (Official Riot Fest Aftershow)
SEPT. 14 CHICAGO, IL RIOT FEST
SEPT. 15 COLUMBUS, OH SKULLY’S*
SEPT. 16 ST. LOUIS, MO FIREBIRD*
SEPT. 17 KANSAS CITY, MO THE RECORD BAR*
SEPT. 19 DENVER, CO RIOT FEST
SEPT. 19 DENVER, CO MARQUIS THEATRE
OCT. 22 SAN FRANCISCO, CA THE INDEPENDENT*
OCT. 23 SAN FRANCISCO, CA BOTTOM OF THE HILL*
OCT. 24 WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA THE ROXY*
OCT. 25 WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA THE ROXY*
OCT. 26 POMONA, CA THE GLASS HOUSE*
OCT. 27 PHOENIX, AZ THE CRESCENT BALLROOM*
NOV. 2 GAINESVILLE, FL THE FEST 13 (8 SECONDS)
NOV. 3 ATLANTA, GA MASQUERADE (HELL STAGE)*
NOV. 4 GREENSBORO, NC THE BLIND TIGER*
NOV. 7 AUSTIN, TX FUN FUN FUN FEST
JAN. 31 MILAN, IT LIVE FORUM
FEB. 1 RIMINI, IT VELVET CLUB
FEB. 3 BERLIN, DE BI NUU
FEB. 4 COLOGNE, DE GERBAUDE
FEB. 6 SOUTHAMPTON, UK JOINERS
FEB. 7 BRISTOL, UK THE EXCHANGE
FEB. 9 NOTTINGHAM, UK BODEGA
FEB. 10 LEEDS, UK BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB
FEB. 11 GLASGOW, UK STEREO
FEB. 12 MANCHESTER, UK RUBY LOUNGE
FEB. 13 LONDON, UK THE UNDERWORLD
* Into It Over It supports

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