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Old 07-15-10, 12:18 PM
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Guided By Voices Classic Lineup to Tour

After breaking up Guided By Voices in 2004, Robert Pollard is reuniting the "classic" Guided By Voices line-up for just one brief US tour. Tobin Sprout (guitar) Charles "Mitch" Mitchell (guitar), Greg Demos (bass) and Kevin Fennel (drums) will be joining Pollard on classic GBV songs from 1992-1996 from the albums Propeller, Bee Thousand, Alien Lanes and Under The Bushes, Under The Stars.

TOUR DATES
all on sale times are local

9/30 - East Side Drive, Austin, TX
On Sale 7/16 at 12pm
with Times New Viking

10/3 - Pearl Theatre @ Palms Hotel, Las Vegas NV
SOLD OUT
Matador at Twenty-One Las Vegas

10/4 - Wiltern, Los Angeles CA
On Sale TBA
with Times New Viking

10/5 - Warfield, San Francisco CA
Pre-sale FRI 7/23 10am-10pm password "bee thousand"
Regular On Sale SAT 7/25 at 10am
with Times New Viking

10/7 - Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR
On Sale 7/20 at 10am
with Times New Viking

10/9 - Showbox So Do, Seattle WA
On Sale 7/26 at 10am
with Times New Viking

10/12 - First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
On Sale 7/16 at 12pm
with Times New Viking

10/13 - The Vic, Chicago IL
On Sale 7/24 at 10am
with Times New Viking

10/15 - Southgate House, Newport KY (Cincinnati)
On Sale 7/16 at 10am

10/16 - Outlands Live, Columbus OH
On Sale 7/15

10/21 - 9:30 Club, Washington D.C.
On Sale 7/17 at 10am

10/22 - Cat's Cradle, Carrboro NC
On Sale 7/16 at 10am

10/23 - Buckhead Theater, Atlanta GA
On Sale 7/24 at 10am

11/4 - Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
On NBC at 12:35/11:45C

11/5 - Paradise, Boston MA
On Sale 7/17 at 12pm
with Blitzen Trapper

11/6 - Trocadero, Philadelphia PA
On Sale 7/17 at 12pm
with Blitzen Trapper

11/7 - Terminal 5, NYC
On Sale 7/23 at 12pm
with Blitzen Trapper
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Old 07-15-10, 02:35 PM
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Re: Guided By Voices Classic Lineup to Tour

I was able to get a ticket to the Matador anniversary show, and I haven't been this excited about a vacation in ages.
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I was able to get a ticket to the Matador anniversary show, and I haven't been this excited about a vacation in ages.
Lucky dog. Let's hope they curtail the drinking a bit this tour. They're getting little long in the tooth to be plastered on stage every night. I'm planning on the Wiltern show.
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Let's hope they curtail the drinking a bit this tour. They're getting little long in the tooth to be plastered on stage every night.
Agreed - toward the end of the Austin City Limits show, it's a bit much (Nate's chords and Bob's slurs on I Am a Scientist are a mess).
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Re: Guided By Voices Classic Lineup to Tour

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Agreed - toward the end of the Austin City Limits show, it's a bit much (Nate's chords and Bob's slurs on I Am a Scientist are a mess).
True dat -- I saw them on the 'farewell tour' in 2004 and was actually pretty disappointed -- the drunker they got, the worse they played. By the end the songs barely resembled the originals and Bob was slurring his words so badly he sounded like Kenny from South Park. It starts to look a little juvenile.
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True dat -- I saw them on the 'farewell tour' in 2004 and was actually pretty disappointed -- the drunker they got, the worse they played. By the end the songs barely resembled the originals and Bob was slurring his words so badly he sounded like Kenny from South Park. It starts to look a little juvenile.
Especially for a man in his 50's. Yes I've been there. As much as I love this band live and their records, getting so drunk you can barely perform is not what I pay to see (even if their tickets are cheap). I doubt the Wiltern will allow them to drink openly on stage anyway.
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Just got back from the GBV kickoff show in Dallas. Bob was high-kicking and definitely buzzed but not totally out of it, Demos had his striped pants, and about a two hour show. Go see this band!
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I'll be seeing them on Monday at the Wiltern. Can't wait!
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I'll be at the Wiltern. Hoping Bob makes it through the night without passing out from too many beers.
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For the rest of the day, myspace.com is streaming last night's show from Matador @ 21 (I'm the guy in the white shirt and glasses right in front of Bob): http://www.myspace.com/music/blog/category/matador-21
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About to head out to catch them at The Wiltern.
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For those of you who saw the Wiltern show, it is currently available as a free download (sounds like a pretty good audience recording): link
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