In 2015, Garbage celebrated the 20th anniversary of their eponymous debut album with a massive reissue and their 20 Years Queer tour. In addition to a remastered version of Garbage, the reissue also included all of the era’s b-sides as well as tons of remixes. Now, with the 20th anniversary of their second album, 1998’s Version 2.0, looming on the horizon, the band is figuring out how to celebrate it.
In a new interview with The Current, drummer Butch Vig confirmed that they will do a tour to honor Version 2.0. They’ll play the full record front to back in addition to performing the b-sides. They’re planning to tour from summer through fall. However, they did not confirm if there will be a reissue of Version 2.0 the way there was for Garbage. Let’s hope that there will be one!
But that’s not all we’re getting in 2018! Garbage is also working on brand new material for their 7th album. Although they just released Strange Little Birds last year, the band is already working on new songs. They just released their new single, “No Horses,” in conjunction with their tour with Blondie and the publication of their new book. Earlier this year, they confirmed that they have about five songs in the works.
Yesterday, Butch Vig told The Current that they hope to get the new album out next summer. He admitted, “We’re still early on in the record, but we’ve got some sparks for some songs”. He promises next year will be busy but cool.
“No Horses” is our first taste of the new music, and may be a good indication of what we can expect to hear on album #7. You can buy “No Horses” on iTunes or stream the song on Spotify now. All profits from sales and streaming of this song will be donated to the International Committee of the Red Cross through the end of 2018.
The band also just released an incredible biography. Be sure to pick up their book, This Is The Noise That Keeps Me Awake.
2018 is set to be an exciting year for Garbage fans. With a celebration of Version 2.0 and a brand new album in the works, we have plenty to look forward to! Keep checking back here for all the latest Garbage news.