Guster Keeps Making Moves

Guster is looking to give back with its fall tour by offering its opening spot to local college or high school bands. After all, that’s how the alternative rock band got its start back in the early ‘90s.

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White River Amphitheatre, Auburn, Wash.

“Opening for national acts was a huge deal for us back when we were a college band named Gus. We were lucky enough to grab gigs supporting Jackopierce, Rusted Root, and Live before we even graduated from Tufts.

“Getting in front of these audiences helped us gain the confidence to give ‘being in a band’ a real shot. And we’d like to spread that karma, so we’re inviting college and high school bands to open for us on our upcoming November tour.  Maybe we can even join your band for a song and vice versa?”

Submissions are accepted through Sept. 21 at 10 p.m. EDT. Tour openers will be announced the week of Sept. 28.

Since the band members met at Tufts University outside of Boston, Guster has released seven studio albums. Its latest is Evermotion, which came out in January on Nettwerk Records and the band’s Ocho Mule label.

The fall tour follows a handful of upcoming festival appearances, including Montreal’s Osheaga July 31. Here’s the itinerary, including a trio of Thanksgiving shows in Port Chester, N.Y.       

Nov. 5 – Providence, R.I., Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel            
Nov. 6 – Northampton, Mass., Calvin Theater
Nov. 7 – Baltimore, Md., Rams Head Live!
Nov. 9 – Richmond, Va., The National
Nov. 10 – Asheville, N.C., The Orange Peel
Nov. 11 – Athens, Ga., Georgia Theatre                   
Nov. 13 – Indianapolis, Ind., Egyptian Room                      
Nov. 14 – Milwaukee, Wis., Pabst Theater   
Nov. 15 – Grand Rapids, Mich., The Intersection                
Nov. 18 – Ann Arbor, Mich., Michigan Theater       
Nov. 19 – Toronto, Ontario, The Danforth Music Hall        
Nov. 20 – Ithaca, N.Y., State Theatre           
Nov. 21 – Montclair, N.J., The Wellmont Theater    
Nov. 27 – Port Chester, N.Y., The Capitol Theatre
Nov. 28 – Port Chester, N.Y., Garcia’s (acoustic set)           
Nov. 28 – Port Chester, N.Y., The Capitol Theatre

The Garcia’s show is a family-friendly matinee.

A fan presale is ongoing. Additional presales begin Thursday. The general onsale starts Friday, July 31 at 12 p.m. local venue time. Three-day passes to the Thanksgiving weekend are also available.

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