The LP Tour: Big Head Todd, Matthew Sweet, Soul Asylum & The Wailers

Get out your record collection because it’s time to take a closer look at a few LPs dating between 1984 to 1993. Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Matthew Sweet, Soul Asylum and The Wailers are teaming up for a summer tour in which each act will play one of its albums in its entirety.   

The LP Tour’s slogan sums up the excursion: “Four great bands playing four great records front to back.” Can you guess which records the tour is celebrating?

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Verizon Wireless Amph. At Encore Park, Alpharetta, Ga.

Big Head Todd and the Monsters will show off the rock band’s third album, 1993’s Sister Sweetly, which features the songs “Broken Hearted Savior,” “Bittersweet” and “Circle.”

Sweet will also play his third full-length album, 1991’s Girlfriend. The AV Club calls the album the best power-pop record of the ‘90s, noting that it “helped introduce the grunge generation to sparkle and coo.”

As for Soul Asylum, the alternative rock band is going with its sixth studio album, the triple-platinum Grave Dancers Union. Released in 1992, the LP includes the tracks “Somebody to Shove,” “Black Gold” and “Runaway Train.”

The Wailers’ set will be packed to the brim with hits because they are performing the best-selling reggae album of all time – Bob Marley & The Wailers’ greatest hits collection of singles, Legend. The 1984 release features “Is This Love,” “No Woman, No Cry,” “Get Up, Stand Up” and “I Shot The Sheriff.”

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Union County MusicFest, Oak Ridge Park, Clark, N.J.

Here is the routing for the LP Tour so far:

July 18 – Saratoga, Calif., The Mountain Winery     
July 19 – Las Vegas, Nev., Mandalay Bay Beach     
July 20 – Universal City, Calif., Gibson Amph. At Univ. CityWalk     
Aug. 21 – Atlanta, Ga., Chastain Park Amphitheatre

If your city isn’t on the routing, don’t fret because more stops will be announced soon.
A presale for members of the Big Head Todd and the Monsters fan club began today. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, May 10.

For a chance to win tickets to the show of your choice, visit The LP Tour’s Facebook page by clicking here.