BASH & POP add more Tour Dates

Tommy Stinson’s BASH & POP announce new live shows for May! Anything Could Happen, the long-awaited BASH AND POP bndfollow-up to the band’s 1993 debut album, Friday Night Is Killing Me, is available via Fat Possum Records and has been receiving praise across the board, including in depth interviews with BandcampEsquire, Rolling Stone and New York Observer, among others. In addition to the new album, the first ever vinyl pressing of Friday Night… is available via Sire/Reprise.
Recent shows sold out in every city, producing stellar live reviews that included Neon Reverb and Viva PHX festivals, as well asSXSW. Tommy is joined on the road by a few of his friends who helped make much of the album – lead guitarist Steve “The Sleeve” Selvidge (The Hold Steady), Joe “The Kid” Sirois (Mighty Mighty BossTones) on drums and Justin “Carl” Perkins (Screeching Weasel) on bass guitar. The band also appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert  in January, and things got a little out of hand when the band played past their scheduled time, as you can see here.,
BASH & POP’s Pledge Music campaign, which can be visited here, is not only where you can find the new music, but fans can also order tickets for shows,,  Pledge towards unforgettable experiences with Tommy and the band (ie: Tommy officiates your wedding, “Billiards w/ BASH & POP”, Full Band Kegger in Your Basement), as well as find unique memorabilia, such as Tommy’s old bass guitars, both smashed AND fully intact!
MAY LIVE DATES:
(PRESENTED BY BROOKLYN VEGAN)
Tue. May 16th – BOSTON, MA – Middle East
Thu. May 18th – BROOKLYN, NY – The Bell House
Fri. May 19th  – WASHNGTON, D.C – Songbyrd
Sat. May 20th – RICHMOND, VA – The Camel
Mon. May 22nd – ORLANDO, FL – The Social
Tue. May 23rd – ATLANTA, GA – The Earl
Wed. May 24th – NASHVILLE,TN – High Watt
Thu. May 25th – MEMPHIS, TN – H-Tone
Fri. May 26th – DALLAS, TX – Club Dada
Sat. May 27th – AUSTIN, TX – Barracuda
Stinson has a firm grasp on what he’s after and achieves it with this remarkably loose yet focused sophomore release. Hopefully we won’t have to wait another 25 years for the next one.” American Songwriter
“Anything Could Happen is an album of upbeat songs about feeling down and lucid observations about getting fucked up, split evenly between ragged mid-tempo struts and countrified, come-down laments. …Stinson’s unlikely journey from drunk-punk underdog to arena-rock ringer has shown, anything can indeed happen.Pitchfork
“…a terrific rock ‘n’ roll record — a true rarity these days.” Lincoln Journal Star
The songs really did fit together seamlessly.  “This has been a great show. It’s good to come home.” He could have meant Minneapolis or Bash & Pop as “home,” but clearly there was a familiarity to both that made Thursday’s show a triumphant one.”Minneapolis Star Tribune (live review)

“BASH & POP undeniably rock their return.” Minneapolis City Pages (live review)

“Bash & Pop’s bar-soaked brand of power-pop sounds as good in 2017 as it did where Stinson last left it on 1993’s Friday Night Is Killing Me, making for a strong start to the new year for fans of no-frills rock ’n’ roll.” AV Club

“…”Rocks” picks right back up where the first LP left off (a good thing).” Brooklyn Vegan
“On The Rocks,” an old-school rave-up of a guitar-rocker made with considerably more piss and/or vinegar than we could reasonably expect from someone who’s been in the game as long as Stinson.” Stereogum
And, more words about BASH & POP from former Replacements manager Peter Jesperson:
Anything Could Happen is the 2nd album by BASH & POP, a very welcome and loooong-awaited follow-up to 1993’s Friday Night Is Killing Me. The helmsman of the group is one Thomas Eugene Stinson, better known as Tommy of The Replacements – the seminal band of which he was co-founder, bassist and sparkplug. Now, coming off a fruitful 18-year stretch playing bass with stadium rockers Guns N’ Roses (“It was good for me on so many levels”) and a hugely successful 33-show Replacements reunion romp, Tommy is clearly jazzed to be doing his own thing again.