Garbage is an American rock band that formed in Madison, Wisconsin in the early 1990’s. Drummer Butch Vig was already an established producer at the time, having produced albums for many notable bands including Nirvana, Sonic Youth, and The Smashing Pumpkins. After working with so many guitar-based rock bands the past few years, Butch had become burned out and wanted a change of pace. Butch began working on remixes of popular songs in his free time with bassist Duke Erikson and guitarist Steve Marker. Before long, they started a band and reached out to vocalist Shirley Manson from the band Angelfish to be their vocalist after seeing the band perform on MTV.
In 1994, Garbage began working on their first album and in August of 1995, their self-titled debut was released. The album was a critical success, with reviewers praising the band for their intricately crafted rock songs with multiple layers of sound. The album was also a commercial success, staying in the Billboard 200 for almost two whole years, finally falling out in May of 1997. The album had five singles, with “Only Happy When It Rains” and “Stupid Girl” being the most popular singles.
Since releasing their debut album in 1995, Garbage has released four more studio albums with a world tour to promote each of their releases. Although each of Garbage’s subsequent releases have been critical and commercial successes, their self-titled debut is still the considered to be their best album and it is still their highest selling album with two and a half million copies sold in the United States as of 2008. Score with TicketCity – the place to go for Garbage Not Your Kind of People Tour Tickets.
One Lost Day Tour
In May of 2012, Garbage released their fifth studio album, Not Your Kind of People. To promote their first album since 2005, Garbage spent a year touring, beginning in April of 2012 and ending in April of 2013. Overall, Garbage played 120 shows total, with appearances in Asia, Europe, North America, South America, and Oceania. The tour featured many opening acts, most namely Laura Escude, The Jezabels, and Screaming Females.
Bleed Like Me Tour
In April of 2005, Garbage released their fourth studio album, Bleed Like Me. Garbage went on a world tour, playing 78 shows with appearances in Australia, Europe, and the United States. The tour had five different legs and spanned from March-October of 2005. Opening acts for Garbage on this tour included, The Dead 60’s, Los Abandoned, TheStart, and Silo and Red Jezabel.