The band will be hitting the road May - August
Andrew Trendell

15:20 10th March 2016

Garbage have announced details of their long-awaited new album, Strange Little Birds - as well as a UK and European tour. Full dates and ticket details are below. 

Their Butch Vig produced sixth album will arrive on 10 June, inspired by letters from fans and the albums they loved growing up - as well as calling back to their earlier material. 

“The guiding principle was keeping it fresh, and relying on instinct both lyrically and musically”, said frontwoman Shirley Manson. "Strange Little Birds is less fussed over than anything Garbage has ever made."

She continued: “To me, this record, funnily enough, has the most to do with the first record than any of the previous records. It’s getting back to that beginner’s headspace. In part, she says, that’s a result of not having anyone to answer to.”

Speaking to Gigwise about the new record last year, Manson said: "In some ways the new record, which is yet to be finished, it's sort of a romantic record in a way. I don't feel like any of our records yet are 'romantic' - I don't really think in terms of romance, ever, but this is probably the closest I'll get to being romantic."

The tracklist for Strange Little Birds is:
1. Sometimes
2. Empty
3. Blackout
4. If I Lost You
5. Night Drive Loneliness
6. Even Though Our Love Is Doomed
7. Magnetized
8. We Never Tell
9. So We Can Stay Alive
10. Teaching Little Fingers To Play
11. Amends

Their upcoming tour dates are below. Tickets are on sale from 9am on Friday 11 March, and are available here.

Garbage will play:
May 24 - La Cartonnerie ­– Reims, France
May 26 - Rock im Revier Festival – Dortmund, Germany
May 27 - Women Of The World Festival – Frankfurt, Germany
May 28 - Rockavaria Festival – Munich, Germany
May 30 - The Paradiso – Amsterdam, Holland
May 31 - Den Atelier – Luxembourg, Luxembourg
June 1 - Caribana Festival - Nyon, Switzerland
June 3 - Le Radiant – Lyon, France
June 4 - Montereau Confluence Festival - Montereau, France
June 5 - La Belle Electrique – Grenoble, France
June 7 - Center Urbane Kulture Kino Siska – Ljubljana, Slovenia
June 8 – Fabrique – Milan, Italy
June 10 – Nova Rock Festival - Nickelsdorf, Austria
June 13 – Troxy – London, UK
June 14 - Rock City – Nottingham, UK
August 8 - Lokerse Festival - Lokeren, Belgium
August 10 - A Summer's Tale - Luhmühlen, German

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