Liz Phair’s groundbreaking 1993 album Exile in Guyville celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, and this is no understated occasion. The album that is attributed with singlehandedly progressing women’s place in rock music forever, the album has inspired an entire generation of artists to move forward and make their voices be heard in an industry so disporportionately affected by the patriarchal society under which it exists.
Phair has already been doing a lot to promote the 25th anniversary: on top of the re-release of the album she did with Matador in early May, she has been doing another round of press regarding the album, including a song-by-song breakdown that can be found over at Rolling Stone.
For fans of the music, more Exile in Guyville-related news is incredible and well-deserved after the legacy of the album has affected so many in such positive ways.
However, even after all of this, Phair outdoes herself once again by announcing a string of fall shows to commemorate the release of the re-issue.
Below are the full dates:
September 6 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
September 7 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
September 8 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival
September 10 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
September 11 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
September 13 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theater
September 15 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
September 18 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
September 19 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
September 20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
September 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel
September 24 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up
September 25 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
September 27 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
September 28 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
September 29 – Dana Point, CA @ Ohana Music and Arts Festival
October 1 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
October 2 – Cincinnati, OH @ 20th Century Theater
October 3 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
October 5 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
October 6 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
October 8 – Boston, MA @ Royale
October 9 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
October 10 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
October 12 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom