When I was in my early 20s, there were bands that shaped the way I thought and the people I hung out with. One of the artists that were part of my college mix-tape of life – in fact, at the top of the list – was the incomparable Liz Phair.
It’s been revealed that Ms. Phair is hitting the road this fall to celebrate the 30th anniversary of her critically-acclaimed album, “Exile in Guyville.” That album captured a moment in time for many of us, and it is a full-circle moment to see this album being celebrated. For those of us who lived the life defined in the lyrics to many of the songs on the album, this tour is beyond exciting.
With that iconic album cover, fans worldwide fell in love with the real world sense of her music. Yes, we all love “Supernova,” but you have to give credit to Phair for the other songs that captured our hearts and souls: “Never Said,” “Shatter,” “Explain It to Me,” “Divorce Song,” and “Fuck and Run.” That last one still makes me smile.
The tour is appropriately named The Guyville Tour, and the 18-date trip kicks off November 7th in El Cajon, then makes stops in LA, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Boston, Nashville, and a few points in between before wrapping up in December in Dallas.
Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. local time. Presales begin today at 10 a.m. local time with code GUYVILLE, and there are limited VIP packages.
If you want to go back in time and celebrate with someone who walked the walk, check out Liz Phair when she plays near you.