Garbage's new album, Not Your Kind Of People, due May 2012

Garbage take Joe Jackson's album title Look Sharp! seriously
Garbage take Joe Jackson's album title Look Sharp! seriously

One of our favorite bands, the impeccably attired Garbage have announced that their first album in seven years, Not Your Kind Of People, will be released on their own label, STUNVOLUME, on 15 May 2012 in the US (international release date is 14 May).

"It's been a lot of fun going to the studio," Garbage producer and drummer Butch Vig told MusicRadar last fall. "It's like our own little clubhouse." Describing the direction of the new album, Vig said, "We went more for more of a big guitar sound. We didn't want to layer too much this time. On some things we did, but for the most part we tried to keep things direct."

Garbage, which also includes Shirley Manson (vocals), Steve Marker (guitars, keyboards) and Duke Erikson (guitars, keyboards), will hit the road this spring in support of the album by performing several headlining shows as well as various festivals throughout Europe and the US, with more dates to be confirmed.

Here are the dates we have for Garbage so far:

Headlining Tour Dates


9 London, England - Troxy
11 St. Petersburg, Russia - Jubilenyi Hall
12 Moscow, Russia - Crocus City Hall
16 Paris, France - Olympia

Festival Tour Dates


16 Hultsfred, Sweden - Hultsfred Festival
17 Aarhus, Denmark - Northside Festival
22 Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany - Southside Festival
23 Scheessel, Germany Hurricane Festival -Red Stage
28 Werchter, Belgium Rock Werchter - Pyramid Marquee

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.