Old Is New For Veruca Salt

For the first time in nearly 20 years Veruca Salt will hit America’s touring superhighway with all four original members.  The June-July run includes stops in Seattle, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York and Boston.

Photo: Gary Kordan

The last time Veruca Salt toured with the original lineup was in 1995 when DVDs had begun replacing video cassettes, “Star Trek: Voyager” made its debut on the then-fledgling UPN Network, and commercial development of the internet was only in its second year.

So it’s been a long time since Nina Gordon, Louise Post, Steve Lack and Jim Shapiro toured together under the Veruca Salt banner.  But if good things come to those who wait then Veruca Salt fans have lots of stuff to look forward to.  In addition to the tour the band will release its first new material in more than 14 years when the group issues a 10-incher on Record Store Day, April 19.  Arriving on the band’s own Minty Fresh Records, the disc includes the band’s “Seether” single plus two new tracks – “The Museum Of Broken Relationships” and “It’s Holy.”

Here’s the tour:

June 22 – Portland, Ore., Mississippi Studios
June 23 – Seattle, Wash., Tractor Tavern
June 24 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Biltmore Cabaret
June 26 – San Francisco, Calif., The Independent
June 27 – West Hollywood, Calif., The Roxy Theatre
July 9 – Minneapolis, Minn., Varsity Theater
July 10 – Milwaukee, Wis., Turner Hall Ballroom
July 11 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Sawyer Point (Bunbury Music Festival)
July 12 – Chicago, Ill., Lincoln Hall
July 13 – St. Louis, Mo., Firebird
July 21 – Washington, D,C., Black Cat
July 22 – Philadelphia, Pa., Theatre Of The Living Arts
July 24 – New York, N.Y., Bowery Ballroom
July 25 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Music Hall Of Williamsburg
July 26 – Boston, Mass., Brighton Music Hall           

Presales begin as early as April 16 with general onsales launching April 18.  Head over to VercuaSalt.com for more information.