Bob Mould has confirmed June 3 as the U.S. release date for his all-new studio album, Beauty & Ruin (Merge).
Described as “a compact epic,” Beauty & Ruin packs a staggering lifetime’s worth of emotion and experience into a 36-minute package sure to be hailed as a landmark addition to Bob’s formidable body of work.
As with 2012’s Silver Age, Beauty & Ruin finds Bob joined by his stalwart band of bassist Jason Narducy and drummer Jon Wurster, who will be backing Bob at this year’s SXSW as he debuts Beauty & Ruin material at the March 13 Merge showcase at the Parish and the March 14 AV Club day party.
Prior to that, Bob will wrap up the intimate 25 Years of Workbook mini-tour with a March 6 return to The Late Show with David Letterman and two final sold out shows March 7 and 8 at New York’s City Winery, both featuring Narducy and cellist Alison Chesley.
03/07/14 – New York, NY – City Winery* SOLD OUT
03/08/14 – New York, NY – City Winery* SOLD OUT
03/13/14 – Austin, TX – SXSW Merge Records Showcase @ The Parish
03/14/14 – Austin, TX – SXSW A.V. Club Day Party @ Blackheart Bar
03/31/14 – New York, NY – Tribute to Paul Simon w/Antibalas @ Carnegie Hall
05/23/14 – George, WA – Sasquatch! Music Festival
06/18-22/14 – Calgary, AB – Sled Island Festival
* performing Workbook 25