Tommy Stinson’s resurrected Bash & Pop headed to London for two shows.
The group, featuring The Replacements bassist on guitar and vocals alongside new recruits Steve Selvidge (lead guitar), Justin Perkins (bass), and Joe Sirois (drums), play a headline gig at The Garage on 29 June.
On 1 July they support Green Day at British Summer Time in Hyde Park.
Stinson first formed Bash & Pop following The Replacements’ original breakup in 1991 and the group went on to release the album ‘Friday Night Is Killing Me’ two years later.
But by 1994, the band had split.
“It just never turned into the band I envisioned it to be,” Stinson said in a 1996 interview. “When The Replacements broke up, my original idea was to form a group that was basically the same thing the Mats were early on, which was a spirited band with a good chemistry, and which shared the same vision. We tried that with Bash & Pop with two different lineups, but I never really found four people who shared that camaraderie. I got along okay with both lineups, but the chemistry was never there.”
Following the end of The Replacements’ 2015 reunion tour, Stinson began performing solo shows with a new group of musicians – including Selvidge, Perkins, and Sirois – who, as a band, began piecing together a new LP. ‘Anything Could Happen’ will be released on 23 June.