Written by: Alex Green
“The new work pairs up so nicely with the historical stuff with Sugar and Hüsker Dü,” Bob Mould recently told Rolling Stone about his new album Sunshine Rock. “It just becomes this one big song in a way.”
Keeping in line with that historical idea, Mould has pegged his former Hüsker Dü bandmate Greg Norton’s new band to open up one of the dates of his new tour.
Fittingly, that date will be in St. Paul, Minnesota, the city where Hüsker Dü formed back in 1979.
Not only that, but the show will be on March 30th, which is the exact anniversary of the first gig Hüsker Dü ever played, though the band was operating under the moniker Buddy and the Returnables at the time.
Although the legendary power trio’s inaugural gig was also in St. Paul, it certainly wasn’t at the 2,500 capacity Palace Theatre, where Mould is set to play.
Meanwhile, Greg Norton made an appearance on Stereo Embers: The Podcast to chat about Porcupine, fatherhood and the last Hüsker Dü gig.