Shirley Manson’s Garbage announce Edinburgh and Glasgow gigs

As predicted by AAA Edinburgh last year, Shirley Manson is set to return to her native Edinburgh to mark the 20th anniversary of Garbage’s second album, Version 2.0.

It’s now been confirmed by promoters Regular Music that Garbage will play at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre on Tuesday, 4 September and Glasgow’s Barrowlands on Wednesday, 5 September.

On both dates, the band will be supported by Edinburgh’s Honeyblood.

A few years ago, Garbage played a sell-out gig at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall to celebrate 20 years since the release of their four-million-selling debut album, which was released in August 1995 and went on to sell over four million copies worldwide, buoyed by the now-classic hits Only Happy When It Rains, Stupid Girl, Vow and Queer.

Released in 1998, Version 2.0 contains the singles I Think I’m Paranoid, Push It, Special, When I Grow Up, The Trick Is To Keep Breathing and You Look So Fine.

Ticket for Garbage’s Edinburgh gig range from £35.50 -£38.50.

Tickets go on sale this Friday (16 February) and can be bought from the Festival Theatre website.

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult over 18.

As reported on AAA Edinburgh recently, Manson is to receive this year’s Icon Award at the VO5 NME Awards 2018.

She will appear in person to collect the coveted prize at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on February 14, where she’ll be “honoured for her consistently inspirational contribution to music and beyond”.

“I am quite shocked but delighted to be recognised by NME with this award,” she said. “I read it religiously as a young teen and well into adulthood, back when it was still a broadsheet, learning so much between its pages about music and the trailblazing artists who filled its pages.

“I will always be grateful for their support in being one of the first British publications to help break Garbage back in 1995 and I still use the website as an excellent resource for discovering new talent. So yeah…. I’m pretty chuffed about it.”

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