Bob Mould returns to London for a one-off show next year.
The founder of the seminal bands Husker Du and Sugar plays Brooklyn Bowl with his solo band — Jason Narducy and Jon Wurster — on 11 February 2016.
Mould’s journey as singer-songwriter, guitarist, author, and DJ began in 1979 with the formation of Hüsker Dü. In 1988, Mould began the first part of a solo career producing the acoustic ‘Workbook’ and the heavy ‘Black Sheets of Rain’. In 1992, he gave the world Sugar, a reimagined power trio that toured the globe and produced two albums and an EP: ‘Copper Blue’, ‘Beaster’, and ‘File Under: Easy Listening’. From these releases came a cache of songs — ’Helpless’, ‘Hoover Dam’, ‘If I Can’t Change Your Mind’, ‘Your Favorite Thing’ — that remain staples of Mould’s live shows.
He last played London in November 2014 in support of his most recent album ‘Beauty & Ruin’.
“It’s a song cycle. A narrative. It’s nobody’s story but my own… I ran so fast from my past that I caught up with myself. This album is acknowledging that and dealing with every year getting a little tougher,” Mould said of the follow-up to 2012’s return to form ‘Silver Age’.
“The new album plays to our strengths as a three-piece. Jon, Jason, and I have been making music together for six years. During that time, we’ve identified and built upon the band’s strong suits.”
See the band in action at Brooklyn Bowl on 11 February 2016. Tickets go on sale on 27 November 2015.