Happy 25th Anniversary, Guster!

Guster sets the date for its 25th anniversary show, promising “an awesome celebration of our shocking tenure as a band.” 

If there’s any time to use all-caps, it’s a silver anniversary.

“WE HAVE BEEN A BAND FOR TWENTY FIVE YEARS, GUSTERRHOIDS,” Guster declared in a post on its website this week. “We vaguely remember that our first time on stage together was at Lewis Hall, Tufts University, in December 1991. We were a trio named ‘Ryan, Adam, and Brian’ and we played six cover songs at double speed.”

The Boston-based alternative rock band still features guitarist/vocalist Ryan Miller, guitarist/vocalist Adam Gardner and percussionist/drummer Brian Rosenworcel. Multi-instrumentalist Luke Reynolds joined the band in 2010.

During the past 25 years, Guster has toured the world, released seven full-length albums and landed on the cover of Pollstar.

The guys will celebrate 25 years with a Nov. 25 gig at New York’s Beacon Theatre, featuring an opening performance from the Old 97’s. Guster is bringing along some memorabilia and perhaps even “a new song or two.”

Photo: David Conger / DavidConger.com
White River Amphitheatre, Auburn, Wash.

Along with the anniversary show, the band announced a handful of additional gigs.

Here’s the remaining 2016 routing, with the new dates bolded:

Sept. 16 – Concord, N.H., Capitol Center for the Arts – Chubb Theatre      
Sept. 17 – Burlington, Vt., Waterfront Park (Grand Point North Festival)  
Sept. 18 – Philadelphia, Pa., Eakins Oval (Rock N’ Roll Marathon)
Oct. 2 – Indianapolis, Ind., American Legion Mall (Rock N’ Roll Marathon)
Nov. 18 – Portsmouth, N.H., The Music Hall                    
Nov. 19 – Providence, R.I., Columbus Theater
Nov. 25 – New York, N.Y., Beacon Theatre         
Dec. 2 – Dallas, Texas, Granada Theater  
Dec. 3 – Houston, Texas, White Oak Music Hall – Downstairs    

Dec. 4 – San Antonio, Texas, Hemisfair Park (Rock N’ Roll Marathon)

A presale for the new dates is ongoing. The band is offering a discount of $5 per ticket, though some shows have a limited number of discount tix. The general public onsale begins Sept. 16.

Visit Guster.com for more information. For a blast from the past, check out Guster’s 1998 cover story and click here for Pollstar’s 2014 Q&A with drummer/percussionist Brian Rosenworcel.