The Posies experienced critical success in the early ‘90s after signing with Geffen Records in the wake of fellow Seattlites’ Nivana phenominal Nevermind. But grunge ruled the day and the power-pop tunes of The Posies couldn’t find a big commerical audience.

The band did, however, manage to build a loyal cult following which enabled them to continue to albums and tour.

After an official breakup in 1998, frontmen Auer and Stringfellow continued to work on their own projects and with other artists. Stringfellow kept busy recording with his band Saltine and R.E.M., and accompanied R.E.M. on a promo tour in 1998. Auer recently released a solo album and has a few concert dates this week with The Jon Auer Experience.

The beginning of 2001 found The Posies in Europe, touring with a full band. They then returned to the States with a few gigs in March, supported by Minus 5.

The Posies’ dates happen in July and August, and feature a two-night stand at the Double Door in Chicago as well as performances at the huge Reading and Leeds festivals in England.