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Spinal Tap goes “Unwigged & Unplugged”

on March 03, 2009, 1:03pm

A new Spinal Tap album and tour…what it is it, 1984?

Some 17 years after the release of the semi-fictional outfit’s second studio album, Break Like the Wind, actors musicians Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer will resurrect Spinal Tap for another go around. As we first told you last month, the metal heads are currently putting the finishing touches on yet-to-be-titled new studio, which as we learned today, will be supported by a North American tour. Yes, beginning next month, the trio will embark on the 30-date “Unwigged & Unplugged,” or in more layman’s terms, an out-of-character, all acoustic tour. Per Rolling Stone:

“We’re doing the trio tour because it’s so easy,” McKean says from stage. “We just have these wooden instruments and we don’t have to wear these things on our heads, unless we’re playing a temple —?

Adds Shearer, “Or a mosque.”

Of course, that’s not to say  David St. Hubbins, Nigel Tufnel, and Derek Smalls won’t be making an appearance anytime soon. Rolling Stone goes on to note that the band “[plans] on some special live appearances later this year as Spinal Tap in full, wigged regalia, the first since their epic appearance at 2007’s Live Earth in London.”

Speaking of which…

Spinal Tap 2009 Tour Dates:
04/17 – Vancouver, BC @ Center for the Performing Arts
04/19 – Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium
04/20 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
04/22 – Oakland, CA @ Paramount Theatre
04/23 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara County Bowl
04/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
04/27 – Phoenix, AZ @ Dodge Theatre
04/29 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
05/01 – Houston, TX @ Jesse H Jones Hall
05/02 – Dallas, TX @ Nokia Theatre
05/04 – Jacksonville, FL @ Florida Theatre
05/05 – Miami, FL @ The Fillmore
05/06 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
05/08 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Mahaffey Theatre
05/09 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre
05/10 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
05/12 – Baltimore, MD @ Lyric Opera House
05/13 – Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre
05/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Keswick Theatre
05/17 – Columbus, OH @ Palace Theatre
05/19 – Cleveland, OH @ State Theatre
05/20 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
05/22 – Mashantucket, CT @ MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods
05/23 – Boston, MA @ The Wilbur Theatre
05/24 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Music Box at The Borgata
05/26 – New York NY @ Beacon Theatre
05/27 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
05/29 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
05/30 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
05/31 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre

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