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Meat Puppets’ original lineup announce first tour in 20+ years, share new song

Meat Puppets
photo by Joseph Cultice

Meat Puppets‘ original lineup (Curt Kirkwood, Cris Kirkwood, and the newly-welcomed-back drummer Derrick Bostrom) recently announced their first album together since 1995, Dusty Notes, and they promised they’d be touring in 2019 too. Now those dates — their first together in over 20 years — have been announced.

The tour begins on the West Coast (with Neil Hamburger joining them for two shows), and then it makes its way East for shows with Sumo Princess (aka Abby Travis [who’s worked with The Go-Go’s, The Bangles, Eagles of Death Metal, and more] and Gene Trautmann [who’s worked with Queens of the Stone Age, Eagles of Death Metal, and more]) and Stephen Maglio.

The East Coast shows include Manhattan’s Mercury Lounge on May 8, Brooklyn’s Brooklyn Bowl on May 9, Asbury Park’s Asbury Lanes on May 11, and Jersey City’s Monty Hall on May 18, as well as stops in Woodstock, Philly, Hamden, Boston, and more. Tickets for all dates go on sale Friday, January 18. Tickets for Merc, BK Bowl, and Monty Hall will be available here; tickets for Asbury Lanes will be available here. All dates are listed below.

Meat Puppets have also shared a second single from the new album, “Nine Pins.” This one really shows off the band’s long-held love of bluegrass, with that trademark Meat Puppets psychedelic punk twist. Check it out below. Dusty Notes comes out in March via Megaforce, and the vinyl LP will be available in three versions:

• An early “bootleg” black vinyl in a white jacket, limited and numbered to 300 units (March 1)

Zia Records exclusive swamp / olive splatter, and the standard vinyl is swamp / olive (March 8)

• ‘Standard’ swamp / olive vinyl (March 8) available for preorder here.

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Meat Puppets — 2019 Tour Dates
April 4 Mill Valley, CA Sweetwater Music Hall +
April 5 San Francisco, CA The Independent +
April 6 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour ^
April 7 San Diego, CA Soda Bar ^
May 8 New York, NY Mercury Lounge #
May 9 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl #
May 10 Philadelphia, PA #
May 11 Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Lanes #
May 13 Woodstock, NY Colony #
May 14 Hamden, CT Space Ballroom #
May 15 Portland, ME Port City Music Hall #
May 16 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall #
May 17 Portsmouth, NH 3S Artspace #
May 18 Jersey City, NJ Monty Music Hall #

+ Neil Hamburger
^ All Souls
# Sumo Princess, Stephen Maglio

Update: The Jersey City show was initially announced as happening at White Eagle Hall, but it is actually at Monty Hall.

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