Alt-pop icons Guster have announced that their first bout of touring for 2012 will have an interesting twist. The band will be undertaking a 17 date tour kicking off March 10th in Salt Lake City, the majority of which will find them accompanied by comedian Jeff Garlin of Curb Your Enthusiasm. These dates will feature not only an acoustic Guster set and stand-up routine from Jeff Garlin, but also collaborative moments between the two, making each a unique experience for those in attendance. While this concept might come as unexpected there is actually a history between the band and comedian, including a joint podcast series which can be streamed here.
Guster will be touring in support of their latest EP On The Ocean, while Jeff will be renewing his legendary stand-up act for the tour. The band has been building a cult-like following over the past 15 years, and have displayed remarkable artistic growth over their past few releases. In fact, the band views the release of On The Ocean’s predecessor ‘Easy Wonderful’ as a turning point in their career, from which they have emerged as “stronger players, writers and record makers”.
This tour will serve as yet another unique fan experience from the notoriously innovative Guster. The full dates can be found below. For more information on the tour and ticket buy links, visit the tour section of the band’s website.
03/10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
03/12 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune
03/13 – Portland, OR @ Alladin
03/14 – San Francisco, CA @ Palace of the Fine Arts
03/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Largo*
03/28 – Albany, NY @ The Egg Center
03/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Keswick
04/03 – Kent, OH @ Kent Stage*
04/05 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theater*
04/06 – Minneapolis, MN @ Pantages*
04/07 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater*
04/16 – State College, PA @ State Theater*
04/17 – Huntington, NY @ Paramount Theater*
04/18 – Washington DC @ Lincoln Theater*
04/19 – Tarrytown, NY @ Music Hall*
04/20 – Boston MA @ Paramount Theater*
04/21 – Boston, MA @ Paramount Theater*
* – indicated date with Jeff Garlin