Garbage tour

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Garbage tour
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Garbage performing onstage at the Bizarre Festival in Cologne, Germany on August 17th, 1996.
World tour by Garbage
Location North America, Europe, Asia, Australasia
Associated album Garbage
Start date November 5, 1995 (1995-11-05)
End date December 18, 1996 (1996-12-18)
Shows 88 headline shows
50 support shows
21 rock festivals
15 radio festivals
174 Total
Garbage concert chronology
Garbage tour
(1995–1996)
Version 2.0 tour
(1998–1999)

The Garbage tour was the first world concert tour cycle completed by American/Scottish alternative rock group Garbage, which took the band throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand in support of its self-titled debut album Garbage. For the duration of the tour, Garbage's touring line-up was augmented by Daniel Shulman, who had previously been a session musician for Run-D.M.C., on bass guitar. Despite all the members of the group having racked up years of touring experience between them prior to forming, Garbage had no initial plans to tour their debut set; they changed their mind when they found that they enjoyed themselves while filming the music video for their debut single, "Vow". Director Samuel Bayer had encouraged the group to play the song live as he filmed them, rather than playing along to a backing track.[1]

The Garbage tour started off with low-key headlining shows in late 1995, during which time the band visited a number of media cities in North America and Europe.[2] The band spent the following year on tour, performing as the main act, spending two separate runs as an opening act for the Smashing Pumpkins on their Infinite Sadness arena tour,[3] performing on TV and radio shows and performing on the bill at rock and radio festivals around the world.[4] A number of notable acts supported Garbage throughout the run of the tour, including Acetone, Ash, Bis, The Elevator Drops, Fun Lovin' Criminals, The Rentals, Placebo, Polyanna and Polara.[4] The tour was booked by Kevin Gasser of Creative Artists Agency.[1]

Video camera footage shot by Garbage during the early 1996 tour dates was incorporated into both that year's opening titles of the band's first long-form VHS and VCD compilation, Garbage Video, and the band's hour-long retrospective documentary, Thanks For Your Uhhh, Support, which featured on the group's 2007 greatest hits DVD Absolute Garbage.[5]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North American club tour
Support Act: Acetone[6]
November 5, 1995 Minneapolis United States 7th Street Entry
November 6, 1995 Milwaukee Shank Hall
November 7, 1995 Chicago Cabaret Metro
November 9, 1995 Detroit St. Andrews Hall
November 10, 1995 Toronto Canada Opera House
November 11, 1995 Montreal Cafe Campus
November 13, 1995 New York City United States Irving Plaza
November 14, 1995 Boston Axis
November 15, 1995 Philadelphia Theater of Living Arts
November 16, 1995 Washington, D.C. Black Cat
November 17, 1995 Cleveland Peabody's Down Under
November 19, 1995 Nashville Exit/In
November 20, 1995 Atlanta
European club tour
November 23, 1995 London United Kingdom Kentish Town Forum
November 25, 1995 Amsterdam Netherlands Melkweg
November 27, 1995 Hamburg Germany Grosse Freiheit
November 28, 1995 Copenhagen Denmark Pumphuset
November 30, 1995 Brussels Belgium VK Club
December 1, 1995 Rennes France Transmusicales Festival
December 3, 1995 Munich Germany Wappensaal
North American club & radio shows
December 5, 1995 Cambridge United States WBCN Xmas Rave,
Middle East
December 6, 1995 New Britain Radio 104's Jingle Bell Jam,
The Sting
December 7, 1995 Fairfax HFSMas Nutcracker,
Patriot Center
December 9, 1995 Minneapolis KEGE Holiday Festival,
Target Center
December 11, 1995 Portland KNRK Snow Ball,
Memorial Coliseum
December 12, 1995 Seattle Moe's Mo' Rockin' Cafe
December 14, 1995 San Francisco Slim's
December 15, 1995 Berkeley Live 105 Green Christmas,
Berkeley Community Theatre
December 16, 1995 San Jose KOME Almost Acoustic Christmas,
SJSU Event Center
December 17, 1995 Universal City KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas
Universal Amphitheater
December 18, 1995 Los Angeles The Roxy
December 19, 1995 Viper Room
North American clubs
Support Act: The Elevator Drops
February 24, 1996 Dallas United States Deep Ellum Live
February 26, 1996 Austin Liberty Lunch
February 27, 1996 Houston Numbers
February 28, 1996 New Orleans Howling Wolf
March 1, 1996 St. Petersburg State Theater
March 2, 1996 Fort Lauderdale The Edge
March 3, 1996 Orlando Renaissance
March 4, 1996 Pensacola
March 6, 1996 Chapel Hill Cat's Cradle
March 7, 1996 Norfolk The Bait Shack
March 8, 1996 Pittsburgh Metropol
March 9, 1996 Vernon Z100 SNOasis,
Vernon Valley Ski Area
March 11, 1996 Columbus Newport Music Hall
March 12, 1996 Cincinnati Bogart's
March 13, 1996 Indianapolis Vogue Nightclub
March 14, 1996 Madison Barrymore Theatre
UK & Europe
Support Acts: Bis, The Rentals
March 19, 1996 Wolverhampton United Kingdom Civic Hall
March 21, 1996 Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom
March 22, 1996 Manchester The Apollo
March 24, 1996 London Brixton Academy
March 25, 1996 Cambridge The Corn Exchange
March 26, 1996 Leeds Town and Country
March 27, 1996 Nottingham Rock City
March 30, 1996 Ghent Belgium Vooruit
April 1, 1996 Berlin Germany Metropol
April 3, 1996 Paris France Élysée Montmartre
April 4, 1996 Frankfurt Germany Batshkapp
April 6, 1996 Luxembourg Luxembourg Den Atelier
April 7, 1996 Düsseldorf Germany Philips Halle
UK Radio Concert
Support Act: Placebo
April 9, 1996 Leeds United Kingdom BBC Sound City,
Leeds Metropolitan University
North America
Support Act: Polara
April 16, 1996 Toronto Canada Phoenix
April 17, 1996 Montreal Spectrum
April 18, 1996 Boston United States Avalon
April 19, 1996 New York City Roseland Ballroom
April 21, 1996 Richmond Classic Amphitheatre
April 22, 1996 Washington, D.C. 9:30 Club
April 23, 1996 Philadelphia Theater of Living Arts
April 24, 1996 Toronto Canada Opera House
April 25, 1996 Rochester United States New York Nites
April 27, 1996 Milwaukee The Rave
April 28, 1996 Chicago Cabaret Metro
April 29, 1996 Minneapolis First Avenue
April 30, 1996 Denver Ogden Theatre
May 1, 1996 Salt Lake City Club DV8
May 3, 1996 Seattle Club DV8
May 4, 1996 Vancouver Canada Vogue Theatre
May 5, 1996 Portland United States La Luna
May 7, 1996 San Francisco The Fillmore
May 9, 1996 Pomona Glass House
May 10, 1996 San Diego SOMA
May 11, 1996 Hollywood Hollywood Palace
May 12, 1996 Phoenix Electric Ballroom
May 13, 1996 Albuquerque
May 15, 1996 Lawrence
May 16, 1996 Columbia
May 17, 1996 Madison
May 18, 1996
North American radio festivals
May 25, 1996 Somerset United States 93.7 EdgeFest,
Float Rite Park Amphitheater
May 26, 1996 Chicago Q101 Jamboree,
The New World Music Theatre
May 27, 1996 St. Louis KPNT Pointfest 5,
Riverport Amphitheater
May 29, 1996 Lawrence
June 1, 1996 Washington, D.C. HFStival,
RFK Stadium
June 11, 1996 Mexico City Mexico Teatro Metropolitan
June 14, 1996 Mountain View United States Live 105 BFD,
Shoreline Amphitheatre
June 15, 1996 Laguna Hills KROQ Weenie Roast,
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
June 16, 1996 Santa Barbara Backstage
North America arenas
Supporting The Smashing Pumpkins on the The Infinite Sadness tour
June 25, 1996 Saginaw United States Wendler Arena
June 27, 1996 Indianapolis Market Square Arena
June 29, 1996 Auburn Hills Palace of Auburn Hills
June 30, 1996 Detroit State Theater
July 2, 1996 Buffalo Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
July 3, 1996 Cleveland Gund Arena
July 5, 1996 Philadelphia CoreStates Spectrum
July 6, 1996
July 7, 1996 Hampton Hampton Coliseum
July 9, 1996 Washington, D.C. USAir Arena
July 10, 1996
July 12, 1996 New York City Madison Square Garden (Cancelled)[7]
July 13, 1996
July 14, 1996 East Rutherford Continental Airlines Arena (Cancelled)[8]
July 16, 1996 Pittsburgh Civic Arena (Cancelled)
July 17, 1996 Fort Wayne Allen County Arena (Rescheduled)
July 19, 1996 Moline The MARK of the Quad Cities (Rescheduled)
July 20, 1996 Kansas City Kemper Arena (Cancelled)
July 21, 1996 Saint Louis Kiel Center (Cancelled)
July 22, 1996 San Antonio Freeman Coliseum (Rescheduled)
July 23, 1996 Oklahoma City Myriad Arena (Rescheduled)
July 24, 1996 Dallas Reunion Arena (Rescheduled)
July 26, 1996 Austin Frank Erwin Center (Rescheduled)
July 27, 1996 Lafayette Cajundome (Rescheduled)
European concerts & festivals
Support: Fun Lovin' Criminals
August 3, 1996 Benicàssim Spain Benicàssim Festival
August 5, 1996 Stockholm Sweden Water Festival
August 6, 1996 Oslo Norway Rockefeller Music Hall
August 8, 1996 Copenhagen Denmark Grayhalle
August 10, 1996 Osnabrück Germany Rock am Schloss Festival
August 12, 1996 Leipzig Buhne Auensee
August 13, 1996 Bremen Modernes
August 14, 1996 Hamburg Docks Konzerte
August 16, 1996 Annecy France Festival D'Annecy
August 17, 1996 Cologne Germany Bizarre Festival
August 18, 1996 Saint-Malo France La Route du Rock Festival
August 20, 1996 Munich Germany Nachtwerk
August 21, 1996 Stuttgart Longhorn
August 23, 1996 Leopoldsburg Belgium Pukkelpop Festival
August 24, 1996 Reading United Kingdom Reading Festival
August 25, 1996 Biddinghuizen Netherlands Lowlands Festival
Asia and Australasia
Support Acts: Pollyanna (Australia) and Ash (New Zealand)
September 28, 1996 Singapore Singapore Harbour Pavilion
October 1, 1996 Wan Chai Hong Kong Queen Elizabeth Stadium
October 3, 1996 Adelaide Australia Adelaide Entertainment Centre
October 5, 1996 Brisbane Livid Festival
October 7, 1996 Sydney Hordern Pavilion
October 8, 1996 Melbourne Festival Hall
October 11, 1996 Auckland New Zealand North Shore Events Centre
October 12, 1996 Wellington Queens Wharf
October 15, 1996 Tokyo Japan Shibuya Club Quattro
October 16, 1996
October 17, 1996 Nagoya Naka-ku Club Quattro
October 18, 1996 Osaka Chuo-Ku Club Quattro
North America arenas
Supporting The Smashing Pumpkins on the The Infinite Sadness tour
October 23, 1996 Ames United States Hilton Coliseum
October 25, 1996 Champaign Assembly Hall
October 26, 1996 Moline The MARK of the Quad Cities
October 29, 1996 Louisville Freedom Hall
October 30, 1996 Fort Wayne Memorial Coliseum
November 1, 1996 Hartford Hartford Civic Center
November 2, 1996 Albany Knickerbocker Arena
November 4, 1996 Portland Cumberland County Civic Center
November 5, 1996 Boston Fleet Center
November 6, 1996 Worcester Worcester Centrum
November 7, 1996 New York City Beacon Theater (Headline show)[9]
November 8, 1996 University Park Bryce Jordan Center (Cancelled)
November 9, 1996 Richmond Richmond Coliseum (Cancelled)
November 11, 1996 Columbia Carolina Coliseum
November 12, 1996 Chapel Hill Dean Smith Center
November 15, 1996 Tampa The Ice Palace
November 16, 1996 Lakeland Lakeland Center
November 17, 1996 Miami Miami Arena
November 19, 1996 Atlanta The Omni
November 22, 1996 Memphis Pyramid Arena
November 23, 1996 Oklahoma City Myriad Arena
November 24, 1996 Little Rock Barton Coliseum
November 26, 1996 Lafayette Cajundome
November 27, 1996 Biloxi Mississippi Coast Coliseum
November 29, 1996 San Antonio Freeman Coliseum
November 30, 1996 Austin Frank Erwin Center
December 1, 1996 Dallas Reunion Arena
December 3, 1996 Houston The Summit
December 4, 1996 Las Cruces Pan American Center
December 5, 1996 Albuquerque Tingley Coliseum
December 7, 1996 Phoenix America West Arena
December 9, 1996 Anaheim Arrowhead Pond
December 10, 1996
December 11, 1996 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena
December 13, 1996 Los Angeles Universal Amphitheatre
December 14, 1996 San Francisco Cow Palace
December 16, 1996 San Jose KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas,
San Jose Arena
December 17, 1996 Sacramento ARCO Arena
December 18, 1996 Inglewood Great Western Forum

Promotional performances[edit]

Date Show Set
Sept 1995 Top of The Pops "Only Happy When it Rains"
Nov 22, 1995 Most Wanted "Queer", "Only Happy When it Rains"
Nov 1995 Top of The Pops "Queer"
March 20, 1996 Top of The Pops "Stupid Girl"
March 28, 1996 TFI Friday "Stupid Girl", "Only Happy When it Rains"
April 2, 1996 Nulle Part Ailleurs "Queer"
April 13, 1996 Saturday Night Special "Only Happy When it Rains"
April 14, 1996 Modern Rock Live "Queer", "Trip My Wire", "Stupid Girl", "Kick My Ass",
"Only Happy When it Rains", "Milk", "Girl Don't Come"
June 8, 1996 MTV Movie Awrds "Only Happy When it Rains"
July 1, 1996 Beach House "Stupid Girl"
July 11, 1996 Late Show with David Letterman "Stupid Girl"
July 14, 1996 An Evening of Sweet Relief "Kick My Ass", "Supernatural"
Aug 1996 MTV Europe "Queer"
Oct 1996 Hey Hey It's Saturday "Milk"
Oct 24, 1996 VH1 Fashion Awards "Stupid Girl"
Nov 14, 1996 MTV Europe Music Awards "Milk"
Nov 18, 1996 Top of The Pops "Milk"

Setlists[edit]

The first full concert in Minneapolis saw Garbage debut a fourteen-song set, launching with "Supervixen". The initial set included eleven songs from their debut album and three b-sides: "Subhuman", "Girl Don't Come" and "Trip My Wire". For radio festivals, Garbage performed around five tracks, usually starting with "Stupid Girl".[2]

Garbage launched their 1996 tour in Dallas, Texas by reordering the set, swapping "Subhuman" and "Milk" around and moving "Queer" to the start of the night. The arrangement of "Queer" is based upon a Danny Saber remix of the song. Garbage debuted an electronica version of "Dog New Tricks" and a cover version of Vic Chesnutt's "Kick My Ass" at the start of the run, while also dropping both "As Heaven is Wide" and "A Stroke of Luck". This setlist remains largely unchainged for over six months, although "Subhuman" is dropped following a performance in Boston's Avalon, although both the song and "As Heaven is Wide" are intermittently played as an encore towards the end of the run.[4]

The end of 1996 and Garbage's support slot for the Smashing Pumpkins meant that the band finished the year performing an abbreviated set. Apart from at one final headline show in New York's Beacon Theater, "Supervixen", "Dog New Tricks", "Kick My Ass" and "Girl Don't Come" are retired. Garbage perform a new guitar-heavy arrangement of "Milk" a number of times before it is dropped. The run of shows also saw Garbage debut two songs live: a second Vic Chesnutt cover version ("Supernatural") and their early b-side "#1 Crush", which later replaces it.[2]

Box office score data[edit]

Date Show Venue City Tickets sold / available Gross revenue
June 1, 1996 HFStival Robert. F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium Washington D.C. 64,252 / 64,252 (100%) N/A[10]
November 1, 1996 Smashing Pumpkins/Garbage Hartford Civic Center Hartford, Connecticut 11,840 / 11,840 (100%) $296,000[11]
November 2, 1996 Knickerbocker Arena Albany, New York 12, 434 / 12, 434 (100%) $310,850[11]
November 26, 1996 Cajundome Lafayette, Louisiana 10,682 / 10,682 (100%) $267,050[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Borzillo, Carrie (1996). Garbage's Serendipitous Success. Los Angeles: Billboard. pp. 9, 97. 
  2. ^ a b c "Garbage 1995 Setlists". Garbagebase.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-09. Retrieved 2011-07-10. 
  3. ^ "Smashing Pumpkins Tour History - Dates". SPFC.org. Retrieved 2010-04-04. 
  4. ^ a b c "Garbage 1996 Setlists". Garbagebase.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-09. Retrieved 2011-07-10. 
  5. ^ "New Best Of Album". Garbage.com. Retrieved 2007-05-22. 
  6. ^ O'Connell, Shannon (1995-12-02). Trash On Delivery. UK: Melody Maker. 
  7. ^ "Canceled Shows". Smashing Pumpkins Live Recording Association. Retrieved 2011-07-10. 
  8. ^ Nightlife; Concerts. New York magazine. 1996. p. 76. 
  9. ^ Concerts. New York magazine. 1996. p. 115. 
  10. ^ Box Score Concert Gross. Billboard (Google Books). 1996-06-22. Retrieved 2011-07-07. 
  11. ^ a b Box Score Concert Gross. Billboard (Google Books). 1996-12-07. Retrieved 2011-07-07. 
  12. ^ Box Score Concert Gross. Billboard (Google Books). 1996-12-14. Retrieved 2011-07-07. 

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