Garbage Tops The Charts

Garbage Tops The Charts




Credit: Joseph Cultice

LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 23, 2016 – Garbage’s critically acclaimed sixth studio album Strange Little Birds debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Alternative Albums charts this week. The album arrived at No. 14 overall on the Billboard 200 chart. Additionally, lead single “Empty” debuted at No. 40 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart. Earlier this week the band returned to late night television to perform the song on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Watch the cli

p below.

Strange Little Birds was released on Friday, June 10, via the band’s own STUNVOLUME Records.  Recorded and produced by the band (Shirley Manson, Steve Marker, Duke Erikson, and Butch Vig) in Los Angeles, the album is available for purchase both physically HERE and digitally HERE. Watch their music video for the album’s single “Empty”, directed by longtime collaborator Samuel Bayer.

Working initially in Vig’s basement and then at Red Razor Sounds in Los Angeles, Garbage drew on a variety of sources for Strange Little Birds, including the albums they loved growing up. Some will hear echoes of Garbage’s 1995 debut album in Strange Little Birds.

Next month, Garbage will embark on their ‘Strange Little Birds’ U.S. tour in support of the new album. The dates will kick off on July 6th at Summerfest in Milwaukee and follow a run of European dates. Tickets are now available for purchase. Check for additional details and details on VIP experience packages, including: early entry, soundcheck access, Q&As, meet and greets, photo opps with the band, exclusive merch, and more.


July 6 – Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI

July 7 – Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis, MN

July 8 – SumTur Amphitheater – Omaha, NE

July 10 – Uptown Theatre – Kansas City, MO

July 12 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO

July 13 – Z104.5 The Edge 21st Birthday Bash, Brady Theater – Tulsa, OK

July 15 – Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN

July 16 – The Fillmore – Detroit, MI

July 17 – PromoWest Fest – Columbus, OH

July 19 – The Mill & Mine – Knoxville, TN

July 20 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN

July 22 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA

July 23 – Fillmore Charlotte – Charlotte, NC

July 25 – The National – Richmond, VA

July 27 – Starland Ballroom – Sayerville, NJ

July 28 – House Of Blues Boston – Boston, MA

July 30 – The Fillmore Philly- Philadelphia, PA

July 31 – Rams Head Live! – Baltimore, MD

August 1 – Summerstage – New York, NY

August 3 – The Lincoln Theater – Washington, DC

August 6 – River Nights – Rheinfelden, Switzerland

August 8 – Lokerse Festival – Lokeren, Belgium

August 10 – A Summer’s Tale – Luhmühlen, Germany

August 12 – Fête du Bruit, Landerneau, France

August 14 – Kubana Festival, Riga, Latvia

August 16 – Live Park Zappa, Tel Aviv, Israel

September 5 – Arena Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico

September 7 – Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico

November 15 – A2 Club, St. Petersburg, Russia

November 17 – Yotaspace, Moscow, Russia

November 18 – Yotaspace, Moscow, Russia

November 19 – Tele-Club Yekaterinburg, Russia


“Their darkest, most intimate LP and the band’s strongest effort in 15 years.”


“The electronic rockers return with a sixth studio album as cool and caustic as their 1995 debut.”NME

“In 2016, Garbage are a bloody triumph.” Consequence of Sound

“20-plus years after forming, each band member is still fired up to mine new sounds and approaches for inspiration. That willingness to be uncomfortable and look beneath the surface makes Strange Little Birds a rousing success.” A.V. Club

“Fearlessness has driven their creative renaissance.”



Garbage is Shirley Manson, Duke Erikson, Steve Marker and Butch Vig. After forming in Madison, WI, Garbage released their self-titled debut album in 1995. The band’s unique sound and provocative visual aesthetic, inspired massive worldwide attention and success. Their follow up album, Version 2.0, released in 1998, topped charts all over the world and garnered multiple Grammy Award nominations including Album Of The Year. Garbage went on to release two more albums: 2001’s Beautiful Garbage and 2005’s Bleed Like Me, the latter of which earned the band its highest chart position with a No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. After a 7-year hiatus, the band released their fifth studio album Not Your Kind of People in 2012 on their independent record label, STUNVOLUME. The album was named one of Rolling Stone magazine’s Top 50 Albums of 2012 and was hailed as the “alternative to everything,” by Pitchfork. Garbage has sold over 12 million albums worldwide and performed in over thirty-five countries. Last year the band celebrated its 20th anniversary with their SOLD OUT ’20 Years Queer’ world tour and the release of a special 20th anniversary edition of their debut album, re-mastered and featuring previously unreleased material.

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