music preview: Grammy-winner Soul Asylum at Middle East Club in Cambridge, Mass. tonight

Soul Asylum 2015

Soul Asylum 2015

Dave Pirner [vocals/guitar], Dan Murphy [guitar], Karl Mueller [bass], Grant Young [drums] formed alt-rock band Soul Asylum in Minneapolis, Minn. in 1883. After three album releases, Soul Asylum scored with triple-platinum album Grave Dancers Union in 1992 with the Grammy-winning song “Runaway Train.” The next year the band played the Bill Clinton inauguration.

Karl Mueller died of cancer a decade ago in 2015. Only Dave Pirner remains in the original line-up. There aren’t many bands who stay together from formation to retirement are there?

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discography:

Say What You Will, Clarence . . . Karl Sold the Truck [1984]
Made to Be Broken [1986]
Hang Time [1988]
And the Horse They Rode in On [1990]
Grave Dancers Union [1992]
Let Your Dim Light Shine [1995]
Candy from a Stranger [1998]
The Silver Lining [2006]
Delayed Reaction [2012]

Soul Asylum will put out a new album later this year. The band launched a Pledge Music campaign. Some Pledge exclusives include signed copies of the new album, your name in the liner notes, live and rare Grave Dancers Union download, custom t-shirt designed for Pledgers only, Skype drum workshop with Michael Bland, side stage viewing at an upcoming show, guest list for life, signed acoustic guitar, private acoustic show, private full band concert, original Dave Pirner artwork and much more.

Tonight, Thursday, June 25, 2015 at Middle East Club Down with Meat Puppets

TOUR DATES [with Meat Puppets]:

June 25 The Middle East Cambridge, MA
June 26 Suffolk Theater Riverhead, NY
June 27 The Chance Poughkeepsie, NY
July 20 House of Blues West Hollywood, CA
July 21 House of Blues Anaheim, CA
July 23 House of Blues San Diego, CA
July 24 Santa Cruz Boardwalk Santa Cruz, CA —NO MEAT PUPPETS
July 25 The Independent San Francisco, CA
July 26 Uptown Theater Napa, CA
July 28 Knitting Factory Reno, NV
July 29 WOW Hall Eugene, OR
July 30 Revolution Hall Portland, OR
July 31 Clearwater Casino Suquamish, WA
Aug 2 Wild West Pizza West Yellowstone, MT
Aug 6 Summit Music Hall Denver, CO
Aug 8 Town Center Park Suwanee, GA -NO MEAT PUPPETS

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