Grunge era band Veruca Salt – known for the song “Seether” from their 1994 debut American Thighs – announced via their website that they will be touring with original members Nina Gordon (co-lead vocals guitar), Louise Post (vocals, guitar), Steve Lack (bass) and Jim Shapiro (drums) for the first time in nearly 20 years.
The Chicago-based band lost all their core members besides singer Louise Post between 1997 and 1998 after they had toured with big names like Hole and even appeared on Saturday Night Live. Most notably, Nina Gordon left to pursue a solo career and saw success with the single “Tonight and the Rest of My Life.”
Post, who once called Gordon “fiercely opinionated,” continued to tour under the name Veruca Salt with different musicians until as late as 2007.
On Record Store Day, Veruca Salt’s original label Minty Fresh will release the band’s 10-inch single featuring “Seether” and two new tracks, “The Museum of Broken Relationships” and “It’s Holy.” The tracks were produced by the group and Brad Wood, who manned the boards for their 1994 debut LP American Thighs. In June, the band kicks off its tour in Portland, Oregon, marking the first time all four original members have performed together since 1995.
“So much more to tell, but we’re too busy relearning all our old songs and recording new ones,” the band said on its official site.
The Veruca Salt reunion tour kicks off in my hometown of Portland, Oregon at Mississippi Studios June 22.