Indie band extraordinaire, The Shins will celebrate the 21st anniversary of their landmark album “Oh, Inverted World.” Their 2001 debut album with celebrate its 21st birthday with a tour that includes a stop at the Orpheum in Los Angeles on July 18th and one on July 23rd at the San Diego Civic Theatre.
The originally New Mexico, but now Oregon rockers will perform “Oh, Inverted World” from start to finish with founding member and front-man James Mercer, plus guitarists Mark Watrous, bassist Yuuki Matthews, keyboardist Patti King (keyboards), and drummer Jon Sortland.
The Shins did pretty well back in their beginnings with “Oh, Inverted World” and “Chutes Too Narrow” performing well for them. They went mainstream when their single “New Slang” was included in the cult-classic flick, “Garden State.”
That attention helped their third album, 2007’s “Wincing the Night Away,” land at number two on the Billboard 200, plus scored them a Grammy nomination.
After lineup changes and a hiatus of five years, The Shins came back with “Port of Morrow” in 2012, followed by “Heartworms” in 2017. The last new music we received was the single “The Great Divide” in 2020.
But back to the debut album; last year they did an anniversary reissue of “Oh, Inverted World” and now they want to celebrate with us in person.
Their North American tour will run July through September, so there are plenty of cities to find them. With the album played in full, you will definitely catch “New Slang” and “Know Your Onion!” so grab your tickets today!