Last month, Robert Pollard sent the indie universe into a state of frothing anticipation when he announced that Guided By Voices, the heroic lo-fi power-pop band he led throughout the 90s, would reunite (in its mid-90s “classic lineup” form) to play Matador’s 21st anniversary festival in Las Vegas.
But that’s not all. As Pollard announced on his website today, that same GBV lineup will head out on a full U.S. tour this fall. Back in the day, the GBV drunken-marathon live show was truly a marvel to behold, so yes, we’re excited.
The band will actually play one show before the Vegas fest; the first scheduled GBV reunion show will now happen September 30 in Austin. The band will play some dates with fellow Ohioans Times New Viking, and a few more with Blitzen Trapper. They’ll also hit “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” on November 4, so there’s at least a remote chance that we’ll see ?uestlove play drums on “Game of Pricks”. Dates below.
Guided By Voices:
09-30 Austin, TX – East Side Drive *
10-03 Las Vegas, NV – Matador 21
10-04 Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern *
10-05 San Francisco, CA – Warfield *
10-07 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom *
10-09 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo *
10-12 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue *
10-13 Chicago, IL – The Vic *
10-15 Newport, KY – Southgate House
10-16 Columbus, OH – Outlands Live
10-21 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
10-22 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
10-23 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theater
11-05 Boston, MA – Paradise ^
11-06 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero ^
11-07 New York, NY – Terminal 5 ^
* with Times New Viking
^ with Blitzen Trapper