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GARBAGE Unveil New Album “Blood for Poppies”

DEBUT SINGLE FROM FORTHCOMING
“NOT YOUR KIND OF PEOPLE” AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD FOR ONE WEEK ON WWW.GARBAGE.COM

BLOOD FOR POPPIES TO BE RELEASED ON LIMITED EDITION, WHITE VINYL 7-INCH FOR RECORD STORE DAY
LOS ANGELES, CA – March 19, 2012 – Garbage unveiled “Blood For Poppies,” on http://www.garbage.com as a free download. “We decided to give the track to our fans first,” said the members of Garbage. “We’ve always had the most amazingly loyal fans, and we wanted to show them just how much they mean to us by setting it free to them first.” “Blood For Poppies” is the first single from the bands highly anticipated album Not Your Kind Of People, which is due out on May 15th on the bands very own STUNVOLUME record label. On April 21st for Record Store Day, Garbage will release “Blood For Poppies” on a limited edition, white vinyl 7-inch that will feature the track and an exclusive remix by drummer Butch Vig.

Garbage front-woman Shirley Manson said, “‘Blood For Poppies’ is meant to feel sort of like an abstract dream. The inspiration came from a story I had read in The Los Angeles Times about the opium trade and also from watching the documentary Restrepo. It’s not literal in any sense whatsoever but it’s a song about disorientation and delusion and the human struggle to stay sane in the face of insanity.”

Not Your Kind Of People will be released in both a standard and a deluxe configuration. Fans can preorder either version here: Standard Edition Preorder and Deluxe Edition Preorder.

Garbage will hit the road this spring in support of the album by performing several headlining shows in the United States as well as various festivals throughout Europe with more dates to be announced over the coming weeks. Full list of dates can be found below.

Garbage 2012 Tour Dates

APRIL
9th Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre – SOLD OUT
10th Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre – SOLD OUT
14th Las Vegas, NV Pearl at the Palms Hotel*
16th Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre*
17th Tempe, AZ The Marquee*
20th Houston, TX House of Blues – SOLD OUT
21st Austin, TX La Zona Rosa – SOLD OUT
22nd Dallas, TX KDGE Edge Fest – FC Dallas Stadium
24th Aspen, CO Belly Up*
25th Denver, CO Ogden Theater*
27th Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue*

MAY
9th London, England Troxy – SOLD OUT
11th St. Petersburg, Russia Jubilenyi Hall
12th Moscow, Russia Crocus City Hall
16th Paris, France Olympia – SOLD OUT
22nd New York, NY Webster Hall – SOLD OUT
23rd Washington, DC 930 Club – SOLD OUT
25th Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues*
26th Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club – SOLD OUT
28th Toronto, ONT Phoenix Concert Theatre – SOLD OUT

JUNE
1st Santa Barbara, CA KJEE Radio Show – Santa Barbara Bowl
16th Hultsfred, Sweden Hultsfred Festival
17th Aarhus, Denmark Northside Festival
19th Amsterdamn, Holland Melkweg Max
22nd Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany Southside Festival
23rd Scheessel, Germany Hurricane Festival, Red Stage
24th Paris, France Solidays Festival
27th Luxemburg Rockhal
28th Werchter, Belgium Rock Werchter, Pyramid Marquee
29th Arras, France Main Square Festival

JULY
6th Bucharest, Romania B’Estfest
11th Vigevano, Italy 10 Giorni Suoanti Festival
14th Bilbao, Spain BBK Live Festival
15th Aix-les-Bains, France Musilac Festival
19th Oporto, Portugal Mares Vivas Festival

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ABOUT GARBAGE
After forming in Madison, WI, Garbage released their self-titled debut album in 1995 and rode a wave of visually arresting, female-fronted alternative rock bands. The album spawned the hit singles “Stupid Girl” and “Only Happy When It Rains” and was certified double platinum in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The band won the Breakthrough Artist Award at the 1996 MTV Europe Music Awards, and was nominated for the Best New Artist Grammy® Award. Their second album, Version 2.0, was released in 1998 and topped the charts in the United Kingdom. It was nominated for two Grammy Awards including Album of the Year and Best Rock Album. 2001’s Beautiful Garbage was named one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s Top 10 Albums Of The Year. In 2005, Garbage released Bleed Like Me, earning the band its highest chart position with a No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. In 2007, the band released a retrospective collection called Absolute Garbage. Garbage has sold over 12 million albums worldwide. They have performed in over thirty-five countries and will tour extensively worldwide in support of this new release.