Look up “successful reunion” in the dictionary and you won’t find anything because it’s two words, stupid. But if it were in the dictionary, you’d see a picture of Meat Puppets right next to the definition. It’s been five years since they’ve gotten back together, and they’ve just released their third album in that time, Lollipop. In support of the occasion, the band will hit the road throughout the spring and early summer.
They’ll open things off with help from Slightly Stoopid in Lexington, KY. From there the two bands will travel around to Knoxville, TN, Tulsa, OK, Lawrence, KS, Des Moines, IA, Fargo, MN, Minneapolis, MN, and St. Louis, MO. Meat Puppets will then continue on in Lubbock, TX and head off west through Sante Fe, NM, Phoenix, AZ, and a slew of Cali dates. Washington state, Portland, OR, and Salt Lake City, UT all get some rock before the band hooks back up through Omaha, NE to end their trek at Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI.
Meat Puppets are also set to play the Animal Collective-curated All Tomorrow’s Parties May 13-15, where they’ll perform their Up On The Sun record. Check out their full tour schedule below, and pickup Lollipop today.
Meat Puppets 2011 Tour Dates:
04/27 – Lexington, KY @ Busters *
04/28 – Knoxville, TN @ The Valarium *
04/30 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom *
05/01 – Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall *
05/03 – Des Moines, IA @ Simon Estes Amphitheater *
05/05 – Fargo, ND @ The Venus *
05/06 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *
05/07 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant *
06/08 – Lubbock, TX @ The Blue Light
06/09 – Santa Fe, NM @ Santa Fe Brewing Co.
06/10 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
06/11 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Clubhouse
06/14 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
06/15 – Costa Mesa, CA @ Detroit Bar
06/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echo
06/17 – San Francisco, CA @ Independent
06/18 – Arcata, CA @ Humboldt Brews
06/20 – Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo
06/21 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
06/22 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
06/23 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
06/25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
06/26 – Durango, CA @ Abbey Theater
06/29 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird
06/30 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
07/01 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
07/09 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
* = w/ Slightly Stoopid