Bob Mould Announces Plans for New Album, Confirms Tour Dates for 2012

Musician, author, DJ and producer Bob Mould has announced that he will begin recording a new album in January 2012, his first since 2009’s acclaimed Life and Times. The announcement was made at Los Angeles’ Disney Hall during a sold-out tribute concert, dubbed “See A Little Light: A Celebration of the Music and Legacy of Bob Mould.”

The show was hosted by MTV’s Matt Pinfield and featured performances by Ryan Adams, Margaret Cho and Grant-Lee Phillips, Britt Daniel, Craig Finn and Tad Kubler, Dave Grohl, Mould and No Age.

Writing in the Los Angeles Times, August Brown observed “Monday’s show was a definitive statement that [Mould] succeeded. The range of guests showed three generations of artists…that borrowed his template to make music furious and reflective at once.”

In his review of the show, The Hollywood Reporter’s Jeff Miller noted that Mould has “one of the most revered bodies of work in music.”

It was a fitting end to an incredible year, one that saw Mould publish his critically-lauded autobiography SEE A LITTLE LIGHT: The Trail of Rage and Melody (Little, Brown) and embark on a book tour that included standing-room only musical performance and readings at venues across the US.

It was also a year that saw Mould’s career as a DJ reach new heights, both as a member of Blowoff, the DJ duo he founded with Rich Morel, and as a solo artist. Blowoff regularly performs for capacity crowds in Washington, DC, New York City, San Francisco, Provincetown, Chicago and San Diego.

Mould toured as a solo DJ with the Foo Fighters this fall. Earlier this year, he opened for them over two nights at the Milton Keynes Bowl in England and spun in front of 65,000 people per night.

OUT Magazine honored Mould with a spot on their annual list of The One Hundred Most Compelling People of 2011, which is on newsstands now:

Bob Mould first stormed onto the music scene in the ‘80s as the leader of the legendary punk trio Husker Du. After the band parted ways, Mould enjoyed tremendous critical and commercial success with alternative rock band Sugar and as a solo artist, producer and DJ. His autobiography SEE A LITTLE LIGHT: The Trail of Rage and Melody was recently chosen as one of the best books of 2011 by the Boston Globe.

Below are confirmed tour dates for January and February 2012. More dates will be announced shortly.

1.14 Washington, DC 9:30 Club Blowoff
2.4 Denver, CO The Wrangler Blowoff
2.8 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Reading & Performance
2.9 New York, NY City Winery Performance
2.10 New York, NY Highline Ballroom Blowoff
2.11 Washington, DC 9:30 Club Blowoff
2.17 Seattle, WA Triple Door Reading & Performance
2.18 Portland, OR The Center Solo DJ Set
2.19 Portland, OR Doug Fir Reading & Performance
2.25 San Francisco, CA Slim’s Blowoff

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