Liz Phair has announced a limited number of dates to honor the 25th anniversary her album Exile in Guyville. Phair will kick off the eight-stop tour on May 31 at the Masonic Lodge in Los Angeles and hit cities such as San Francisco, Seattle, Brooklyn, and close out on June 9 at the Empty Bottle in Chicago.
Phair will only perform songs from the her legendary Girly-Sound Tapes. In 1991, she made a series of three tapes of her songs under the name Girly-Sound, and sent them to friends. Copies were dubbed and passed around, eventually leading to her signing with Matador. Dave Cooley at Elysian Masters in LA restored an original set of cassettes and Emily Lazar at The Lodge mastered it, and this is the first official restored release of those songs.
The dates will support the anniversary box set being released for the album and tapes. Released on May 4 via Matador Records, Girly-Sound To Guyville: The 25th Anniversary Box Set is a limited edition 7-LP or 3-CD box set containing the first official restored audio of all three 1991 Girly-Sound tapes from the original cassettes. It will also include the 1993 Exile In Guyville album remastered by Emily Lazar at The Lodge, a lavish, thick book, which contains an extensive oral history by Jason Cohen, plus essays by Liz Phair and journalist Ann Powers. The vinyl version of the book also contains never before published photos, unseen artwork, and ephemera.
A solo reissue of Exile In Guyville will also be released on May 4 on CD or double LP.
For more information on the box set and where to buy it, head here.
The Girly-Sound to Guyville Tour Dates:
5/31 – Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Lodge
6/1 – San Francisco, CA – Swedish American Hall
6/2 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile
6/4 – Minneapolis, MN – Turf Club
6/6 – Boston, MA – Sinclair
6/7 – Brooklyn, NY – National Sawdust
6/8 – Wichita, KS – Wichita Riverfest
6/9 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle