Although it was four years between albums, Guster have kept a steady stage presence. They had a surprise spring tour this year, ahead of the new disc, and have just launched an autumn tour.
Already in progress, Guster’s newest outing finds the Boston trio tackling theatres and universities all over North America through November 9. One show is scheduled for the beginning of December in Detroit.
Support is lined up as well, in the form of a couple of Canadians. Sam Roberts opens September 9-28 and Kathleen Edwards handles September 30 through October 26. Their respective bands will be joining them.
Guster also have a slot on the “Austin City Limits” show September 6. A limited number of free “space available” tickets are up for grabs. Check out their Web site, guster.com, for more information on how to get your hands on a pair.
Since hitting the East Coast music scene in the late ‘90s, Guster have been hailed as one of the great indie successes. Thanks to their quirky tunes and ceaseless gigging, the band developed a dedicated fanbase and quickly became a popular draw in the Boston area.
After releasing their second album, Goldfly, in 1997, Guster took their show on the road and began to pack out clubs nationally. One year later, they landed a major label contract with Sire Records Group and debuted Lost And Gone Forever in 1999.