Replacements Announce Month-Long ‘Back By Unpopular Demand’ Tour
The Replacements’ unlikely reunion will stretch into 2015 as Paul Westerberg, Tommy Stinson and company have plotted a 13-date month-long Back By Unpopular Demand tour kicking off April 9th at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre.
The jaunt also features an April 13th gig at San Francisco’s Masonic and an April 16th stop at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Palladium that are scheduled between the two Coachella festival weekends; however, as the band says in a press release, “The ‘Mats are eschewing festival stages for the more intimate vibes of clubs and theaters throughout the United States.”
The band will also spend two nights at Chicago’s Rivera Theatre at the end of April before continuing towards their leg-ending concert at Philadelphia’s Festival Pier on May 9th. So far, the Replacements have not announced a New York date or any gigs south of Washington, D.C.
In December, the Replacements released their first original song since their 2012 reunion, a 24-minute jazz improvisation called “Poke Me in My Cage.” While the track was light years away from the ‘Mats’ classics Let It Be and Tim, it still showcased their unbridled energy and inimitable approach to rock.
While the Replacements told Rolling Stone that they were considering recording a new album – Westerberg even said that one song was titled “Are You In It for the Money?,” a nod to the reason behind the out-of-nowhere reunion – the band haven’t revealed any further details about their first LP since 1990′s All Shook Down.
April 9 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
April 10 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
April 13 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
April 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
April 19 – Denver, CO @ The Fillmore
April 29 & 30 – Chicago, IL @ The Riviera Theatre
May 2 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
May 3 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
May 5 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
May 6 – Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion
May 8 – Washington, DC @ Echostage
May 9 – Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier