The Replacements Back By Unpopular Demand
Are you ready? The Replacements are getting ready to embark on their Back By Unpopular Demand tour on April 9th, but before they do they have a not-so-secret surprise for fans.
Just days after Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson hit the road, Rhino will reissue the band's entire officially released catalog as an eight-disc boxed set it's calling "The Complete Studio Albums 1981-1990." The collection, which will be made available on April 14, includes the "Mats" seven LPs and one EP.
According to a press release, the box set will sport the same remastered sound on Rhino's 2008 deluxe reissuing of the Replacements' discography. "The Complete Studio Albums 1981-1990" will include 1981's "Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash," 1982's "Stink EP", 1983's "Hootenanny," the band's classic duo of 1984's "Let It Be" and 1985's "Tim," 1987's "Pleased to Meet Me," 1989's "Don't Tell a Soul" and their final LP, 1990's "All Shook Down."
The Replacements' upcoming 14-date trek will kick off April 9th at Seattle's Paramount Theatre. While the band will be in the L.A. area during Coachella is, they said in a press release, "the 'Mats are eschewing festival stages for the more intimate vibes of clubs and theaters throughout the United States."
The Back By Unpopular Demand tour will be The Replacements' first extended tour in 24 years.
About The Replacements
When creating a band, start with this checklist: 1. Call yourself something strange like 'The Impediments.' 2. Immediately get banned from a club for disorderly behavior 3. Change your band name and become notorious for drunken antics and chaotic concerts. 4. Name first album "Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash."
The above 'to do' list proved to be the recipe to success for The Replacements, whose 1983 album "Hootenanny" helped to spur the band's breakthrough on the national scene. Their growing fanbase embraced the sounds of rock & roll, country and folk, and by the time their 1984 project "Let It Be" was released, critics and fellow musicians were quick to heap praise on what had been (to that point) a band with mostly a large underground following.
Considered pioneers of alternative rock, The Replacements survived several line-up changes until the group disbanded in 1991, with the members each pursing various other projects. It would be more than two decades until a reunion was announced on October 3, 2012. The current incarnation is singer Paul Westerberg and bassist Tommy Stinson, who joined with a pair of backing musicians to play a series of dates in 2013, including headline sets at festivals in Toronto, Chicago and Denver.
Though some believed The Replacements' reunion would be brief, they're slated to play the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival , along with stops at the Shaky Knees Festival, The Forecastle Festival and an appearance at Mount Moriah in July at Waterfront Park Great Lawn.
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