Legendary alt-rock outfit Garbage have announced details of a special one-off show at Manchester Academy to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their influential second album ‘Version 2.0’. Following news of twin nights in London, Shirley Manson & Co. will be returning to the Academy on September 9th, having packed out the venue back in 2015, then celebrating 20 years since the release of their self-titled debut. The Wisconsin four-piece have just released politically-charged new single ‘No Horses’. Listen below.
Marking a huge peak in Garbage’s career, ‘Version 2.0‘ was met with wide commercial and critical acclaim worldwide when first released in May 1998. Lead singles such as ‘Push It’, ‘I Think I’m Paranoid’ and ‘The Trick Is to Keep Breathing’ helped propel the album to number 1 in the UK charts.
Frontwoman Shirley Manson recently collected the NME’s Icon Award in recognition of her work, not just in music, but for her activism thoughout animal rights campaigning, LGBTQ organisations as well as AIDs and cancer charities. NME Editor-in-chief Mike Williams praised her as a “fearless straight-talker that has influenced countless acts and millions of fans“.
Garbage perform at the Manchester Academy on Sunday 9th September. Tickets are available here.