by Andrew Sacher

photo: Bob Mould at Bowery Ballroom in 2014 (more by PSquared)
Bob Mould

Husker Du/Sugar's Bob Mould will release his next solo album Patch the Sky on March 25 via Merge (pre-order). He's been on a hot streak lately with Beauty & Ruin and Silver Age, and like those two albums, the new one has him backed by Jason Narducy on bass and Jon Wurster on drums. First single "Voices In My Head" is on the slower side compared to the rippers he'd been filling his last two albums with, but it still sounds like classic Mould and it's pretty great. Check out the Alicia J. Rose-directed video for it and the album artwork below.

Bob also announced a lengthy tour of the UK, the US and Canada, which hits NYC on April 29 at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (1/15) at 10 AM. All dates are listed below.

In less happy news, Bob Mould's recent interview with Stereogum suggests the Husker Du reunion rumors will not prove to be true:

...Mould knowingly laughs as soon as I bring it up. "You know ... Grant and I have talked. We're fine," he says. "Will we work together? No. I like to run my own ship and I think he likes to run his own ship, and that's great." What the band members interacting with one another really amounts to for now and the foreseeable future is that they're working towards "reviving the logo and the brand," for that new merchandise and maybe future projects like reissues. On Mould's end, he's too happy with where he is, and he has a specific way he looks back on that time. "I got my life over here, man. I never want to take advantage of the fact that I was in that band," he says. "Nor do I ever want to get in the way of its legacy." Otherwise, his answer's straightforward: "Nah, no reunion."

Oh well. Tour dates, video and album artwork below...


Bob Mould

Bob Mould -- 2016 Tour Dates
SAT 6 FEB Rescue RoomsNottingham, UK
SUN 7 FEB Manchester Academy 2Manchester, UK
MON 8 FEB Liquid RoomsEdinburgh, UK
WED 10 FEB The GlobeCardiff, UK
THU 11 FEB Brooklyn Bowl LondonGreenwich, UK
SUN 14 FEB Southampton Engine RoomsSouthampton, UK
WED 20 APR Majestic TheatreMadison, WI, US
FRI 22 APR First AvenueMinneapolis, MN, US
SAT 23 APR First AvenueMinneapolis, MN, US
TUE 26 APR The Underground ArtsPhiladelphia, PA, US
WED 27 APR 9:30 ClubWashington, DC, US
FRI 29 APR Webster HallNew York, NY, US
SAT 30 APR Pearl Street NightclubNorthampton, MA, US
SUN 1 MAY Paradise Rock ClubBoston, MA, US
TUE 3 MAY Horseshoe TavernToronto, ON, Canada
WED 4 MAY Horseshoe TavernToronto, ON, Canada
FRI 6 MAY MetroChicago, IL, US
SAT 7 MAY Boulder TheaterBoulder, CO, US
TUE 10 MAY The ShowboxSeattle, WA, US
WED 11 MAY Wonder BallroomPortland, OR, US
FRI 13 MAY Teragram BallroomLos Angeles, CA, US
SAT 14 MAY The IndependentSan Francisco, CA, US
SUN 15 MAY The IndependentSan Francisco, CA, US