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Bob Mould Announces New Album and Tour, Shares Title Track “Sunshine Rock”

Sunshine Rock Due Out February 8, 2019 via Merge

Oct 24, 2018 Photography by Alicia J Rose
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Bob Mould has announced a new album, Sunshine Rock, and shared its title track. Sunshine Rock is due out February 8, 2019 via Merge. Listen to "Sunshine Rock" below. He's also announced some new tour dates, which are below too.

Sunshine Rock is the follow-up to 2016's Patch the Sky. The album features string parts written by Mould and performed remotely by The Prague TV Orchestra while he listened from his home studio in San Francisco.

The album was inspired in part by Mould's time living in Berlin. "Almost four years ago, I made plans for an extended break," Mould says in a press release. "I started spending time in Berlin in 2015, found an apartment in 2016, and became a resident in 2017. My time in Berlin has been a life changing experience. The winter days are long and dark, but when the sun comes back, all spirits lift."

Despite the darkness and chaos of the modern world, Mould was determined to be positive on the new album. He explains in the press release: "To go from [2011 autobiography] See a Little Light to the last three albums, two of which were informed by loss of each parent, respectively, at some point I had to put a Post-It note on my work station and say, 'Try to think about good things.' Otherwise I could really go down a long, dark hole. I'm trying to keep things brighter these days as a way to stay alive."

Mould sums up the album this way: "Sunshine Rock is one helluva way to wrap up the busiest decade of my career. The autobiography, the Disney Hall tribute show, reissues of several albums from my catalog, three current rock band albums, several world tours, and now this new album - I'm humbled and grateful to still be making new music while celebrating my lifetime songbook."

Bob Mould Tour Dates:

Thu Feb 14 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
Fri Feb 15 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *
Sat Feb 16 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
Mon Feb 18 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
Tue Feb 19 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls
Thu Feb 21 - New York, NY - Brooklyn Steel *
Fri Feb 22 - Chicago, IL - Metro
Sat Feb 23 - Chicago, IL - Metro
Mon Feb 25 - Ft. Collins, CO - Washington's
Tue Feb 26 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
Fri Mar 1 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
Sat Mar 2 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
Fri Mar 8 - Hamburg, Germany - Gruenspan
Sat Mar 9 - Berlin, Germany - Columbia Theater
Mon Mar 11 - Düsseldorf, Germany - Zakk
Tue Mar 12 - Leuven, Belgium - Het Depot 
Thu Mar 14 - London, UK - Electric Ballroom 
Fri Mar 15 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
Sat Mar 16 - Edinburg, UK - The Liquid Rooms
Sun Mar 17 - Manchester, UK - Academy 2 Manchester
Sat Mar 30 - Minneapolis, MN - The Palace
Sun Mar 31 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
Tue Apr 2 - Dallas, TX - Granada
Wed Apr 3 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
Fri Apr 5 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
Sat Apr 6 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
Sun Apr 7 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw

* w/ Titus Andronicus

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