Press Release: Blood For Poppies

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“BLOOD FOR POPPIES” TO BE THE FIRST SINGLE FROM GARBAGE’S NOT YOUR KIND OF PEOPLE

NEW ALBUM TO BE RELEASED IN TWO CONFIGURATIONS ON MAY 15, 2012

BAND UNVEILS TRACKLISTING, ALBUM ART AND MORE TOUR DATES

LOS ANGELES, CA – March 8, 2012 – Garbage – Shirley Manson (vocals), Steve Marker (guitars, keyboards), Duke Erikson (guitars, keyboards) and Butch Vig (drums, loops) – announced that “Blood For Poppies” would be the first single from their upcoming studio album, Not Your Kind Of People, due out on May 15, 2012 on the band’s STUNVOLUME record label.

“The song is meant to feel sort of like an abstract dream,” said Shirley Manson. “The inspiration came from a story I had read in The Los Angeles Times about the opium trade and also from watching the documentary ‘Restrepo.’ It’s not literal in any sense whatsoever but it’s a song about disorientation and delusion and the human struggle to stay sane in the face of insanity.”

The video for “Blood For Poppies” was recently shot in Los Angeles by renowned fashion photographer and filmmaker Matt Irwin. Additionally, the band filmed a video that they posted to their social media revealing the tracklisting for Not Your Kind Of People:

Not Your Kind Of People will be released in both a standard and a deluxe configuration. Fans can preorder either version on Amazon now: Standard and Deluxe.

Garbage: Not Your Kind Of People – Standard Album

Tracklisting
1. Automatic Systematic Habit
2. Big Bright World
3. Blood For Poppies
4. Control
5. Not Your Kind Of People
6. Felt
7. I Hate Love
8. Sugar
9. Battle In Me
10. Man On A Wire
11. Beloved Freak

Garbage: Not Your Kind Of People – Deluxe Album

Tracklisting
1. Automatic Systematic Habit
2. Big Bright World
3. Blood For Poppies
4. Control
5. Not Your Kind Of People
6. Felt
7. I Hate Love
8. Sugar
9. Battle In Me
10. Man On A Wire
11. Beloved Freak
12. The One
13. What Girls Are Made Of
14. Bright Tonight
15. Show Me

Garbage will hit the road this Spring in support of the album by performing several headlining shows in the United States as well as various festivals throughout Europe with more dates to be announced over the coming weeks.

Garbage 2012 Tour Dates
APRIL
9th Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre – SOLD OUT
10th Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre – SOLD OUT
14th Las Vegas, NV Pearl at the Palms Hotel*
16th Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre*
17th Tempe, AZ The Marquee*
20th Houston, TX House of Blues*
21st Austin, TX La Zona Rosa*
22nd Dallas, TX KDGE Edge Fest – FC Dallas Stadium
24th Aspen, CO Belly Up*
25th Denver, CO Ogden Theater*
27th Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue*

MAY
9th London, England Troxy – SOLD OUT
11th St. Petersburg, Russia Jubilenyi Hall
12th Moscow, Russia Crocus City Hall
16th Paris, France Olympia – SOLD OUT

JUNE
16th Hultsfred, Sweden Hultsfred Festival
17th Aarhus, Denmark Northside Festival
22nd Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany Southside Festival
23rd Scheessel, Germany Hurricane Festival, Red Stage
24th Paris, France Solidays Festival
28th Werchter, Belgium Rock Werchter, Pyramid Marquee
29th Arras, France Main Square Festival

JULY
6th Bucharest, Romania B’Estfest
14th Bilbao, Spain BBK Live Festival
19th Oporto, Portugal Mares Vivas Festival

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ABOUT GARBAGE
After forming in Madison, WI, Garbage released their self-titled debut album in 1995 and rode a wave of visually arresting, female-fronted alternative rock bands. The album spawned the hit singles “Stupid Girl” and “Only Happy When It Rains” and was certified double platinum in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The band won the Breakthrough Artist Award at the 1996 MTV Europe Music Awards, and was nominated for the Best New Artist Grammy® Award. Their second album, Version 2.0, was released in 1998 and topped the charts in the United Kingdom. It was nominated for two Grammy Awards including Album of the Year and Best Rock Album. 2001′s Beautiful Garbage was named one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s Top 10 Albums Of The Year. In 2005, Garbage released Bleed Like Me, earning the band its highest chart position with a No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. In 2007, the band released a retrospective collection called Absolute Garbage. Garbage has sold over 12 million albums worldwide. They have performed in over thirty-five countries and will tour extensively worldwide in support of this new release.

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