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Shirley Manson from Garbage Talks to NYLON Magazine – PLUS 2012 Tour Dates **UPDATE** ‘Not Your Kind of People’ Now on iTunes!

Those of you who have known my for-bloody-ever know that I kneel at the alter that IS Shirley Manson.  My Goddess is gracing the cover of Nylon Magazine…



On embracing who she is:
“I used to torture myself because I thought I wasn’t pretty enough, that I wasn’t young enough, I wasn’t this or that enough. Now I’m like, F**k it.”

On the youth:
“I love youth culture. But I also want some wisdom and I want some experience and I want some knowledge. I think we put far too much responsibility on young people’s shoulders.”

On deciding to take a break in 2005:
“When we first came off the road, I felt that we had worn out our welcome as a band. We had enjoyed such a zeitgeist moment with our first two records – people were excited by us – and then the music scene shifted so completely. Garage bands like The Strokes and White Stripes came in and put us out of business, for lack of a better term. And I knew it: Oof, we are f**ked. And I don’t think we were quick enough to adapt. I just didn’t know how to fix it. Nobody in the band did. We’d been on the road for so long in our little microcosm, and we had no idea what was happening in the rest of the world, and I think that affects your ability to be an effective artist.”

On reuniting with her band in the summer of 2010:
“We were all nervous, but the second we saw each other’s faces, we literally just started laughing because it seemed so ridiculous that we hadn’t seen each other in so long, and it felt really familiar.”

2012 Tour Dates


22: New York, NY, Webster Hall – SOLD OUT

This show will be streamed live at MTVHive.com, 9 pm ET

23: Washington, DC, 9:30 Club – SOLD OUT

25: Atlantic City, NJ, House of Blues

26: Boston, MA, Paradise Rock Club – SOLD OUT

28: Toronto, ONT, Phoenix Concert Theater – SOLD OUT


1: Santa Barbara, CA, KJEE Summer Round Up, Santa Barbara Bowl

2: Mountain View, CA, Live 105 BFD, Shoreline Amphitheater

3: San Diego, CA, 91x X-Fest, Cricket Wireless Amphitheater

9: Warsaw, Poland, Orange Warsaw Festival

11: Samara, Russia, Rock on Volga Festival

12: Odessa, Ukraine, Prosto Rock Festival

16: Hultsfred, Sweden, Hultsfred Festival

17: Aarhus, Denmark, Northside Festival

19: Amsterdam, Netherlands, Melkweg Max

22: Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany, Southside Festival

23: Scheessel, Germany, Hurricane Festival

24: Paris, France, Solidays Festival

27: Luxembourg, Rockhal

28: Werchter, Belgium, Rock Werchter

29: Arras, France, Main Square Festival


1: London, UK, Brixton Academy

2: Wolverhampton, UK, Civic Hall

3: Manchester, UK, Manchester Academy

4: Glasgow, UK, Barrowlands

6: Bucharest, Romania, B’Estfest

8: Herouville St Clair, France, Festival Beauregard

11: Vigevano, Italy, 10 Giorni Suoanti Festival

12: Rome, Italy, Fiesta Capannelle Roma Rock

14: Bilbao, Spain BBK

15: Aix-les-Bains, France, Musilac

17: Arles, France, Les Escales du Cargo Festival

19: Oporto, Portugal, Mares Viva Festival

21: Nyon, Switzerland, Paleo Festival

22: Carhaix, France, Festival Vieilles Charrues


4: Montreal, QUE, Osheaga Festival

7: Chicago, IL, Metro – SOLD OUT

8: Kansas City, MO, Buzz Under the Stars

11: Omaha, NE, Maha Festival, Stinson Park

18: Osaka, Japan, Summer Sonic Festival

19: Tokyo, Japan, Summer Sonic Festival


22: Paris, France, Zenith de Paris

25: Brussels, Belgium, AB

26: Cologne, Germany, E-Werk

27: Berlin, Germany, Astra

Uhhh…is it just me, or is SEATTLE missing from this tour schedule??? Shirley. I won’t be ignored.

**UPDATE** Garbage’s new cd,Not Your Kind of People’ DELUXE Version available here on iTunes!