The Shins’ ‘Oh, Inverted World’ Turns 21 With A Party In Vegas And Tour

The Shins announced today their plans to bring their classic 2001 debut album Oh, Inverted World to life in its entirety with a 21st birthday tour, including a one-night-only performance at The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas on Friday, July 22 with special guest Joseph.

The Shins tour

Tickets for the performance will go on sale to the public on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 10 a.m. PDT.

“James Mercer’s injection of emotional sincerity and melodic ambition redefined the indie rock paradigm at the dawn of the 21st century, and Oh, Inverted World sounds every bit as fresh, honest and expansive as it did then,” according to the announcement.

“Everything was so tongue-in-cheek in the indie world of the ’90s,” Mercer says today. “I remember feeling a longing for some sort of romance in music again, something earnest, like a real attempt at some emotional language.”

Oh, Inverted World was reissued last year in a 20th anniversary edition remastered by Bob Ludwig, and includes among its 11 tracks highlights such as “New Slang,” “Caring Is Creepy,” and “Girl Inform Me.”

The tour marks the first full outing for The Shins since 2016-17, and the second in nearly a decade, aside from several festival plays.

For more information please visit The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas website.

Oh, Inverted World 21st Birthday Tour”

Jul 12 San Francisco, CA The Warfield Theatre

Jul 15 Sacramento, CA Sacramento Memorial Auditorium

Jul 22 Las Vegas, NV The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas

Jul 23 San Diego, CA San Diego Civic Theatre

Jul 24 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre

Jul 26 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Jul 27 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland

Jul 29 Austin, TX ACL Live at The Moody Theater

Aug 1 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall

Aug 2 Dallas, TX The Factory in Deep Ellum

Aug 4 Albuquerque, NM Kiva Auditorium

Aug 16 Atlanta, GA The Eastern

Aug 17 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium

Aug 20 Richmond, VA The National

Aug 23 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall

Aug 26 Philadelphia, PA Skyline Stage at The Mann

Aug 27 Boston, MA Roadrunner

Aug 29 Montreal, QC L’Olympia

Aug 30 Toronto, ON Massey Hall