Drummer Michael Bland (Prince, Dixie Chicks, Sons Of Almighty) contributed to the album as did the Replacements’ Tommy Stinson, who stood in as bassist for two tracks (“Bus Named Desire” and “Oxygen”) and sang on four. According to a spokesperson, Bland and Stinson will join Murphy and vocalist Dave Pirner on a spring tour, which begins April 12 in Minneapolis and will run through August.
Billboard’s Katie Hasty writes today about Soul Asylum’s upcoming CD and tour. Hear their new song “Stand Up and Be Strong” at MySpace.. [The song is prime Soul Asylum, mid-American, summertime and patriotic. Will likely be a smash at baseball stadiums, NASCAR events and political rallies. Hands up!] The band plays a few shows this week, one in Minneapolis and another in Philly. Check the MySpace page for venues.