Guster Put New Album On Hold For Tour

Follow-up to Lost and Gone Forever expected early next year.

Boston roots-rock trio Guster will break from writing material for their next album to play a six-week tour of colleges and theaters across the country beginning in late March.

Kicking off in Allentown, Pennsylvania, on March 25, the 29-date outing will hit venues ranging from San Francisco's landmark Fillmore theater to small schools, like John Carrol University in Ohio.

As for the follow-up to 1999's Lost and Gone Forever, which included the singles "Fa Fa" and "Barrel of a Gun," percussionist Brian Rosenworcel said the band plans on shaking things up a bit.

"Everyone's feeling a bit ambitious," Rosenworcel wrote on the band's Web site (www.guster.com). "Everyone's trying to play every instrument but their own. We're hoping [the album] will be as much of a musical evolution as our latest ideas hint it may be."

Guster's third major-label release will likely hit shelves early next year, a spokesperson for Sire Records said.

The band, which also includes singer/guitarists Ryan Miller and Adam Gardner, formed at Tufts University in the early '90s and gained a nationwide fanbase through relentless touring. Guster's second independent album, Goldfly, was picked up by Sire and featured the haunting single "Airport Song."

Guster tour dates, according to Sire:

  • 3/25 - Allentown, PA @ Muhlenberg College

  • 3/26 - State College, PA @ Penn State University

  • 3/30 - San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore

  • 3/31 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues

  • 4/2 - Portland, OR @ Roseland

  • 4/3 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox

  • 4/5 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Bricks

  • 4/6 - Boulder, CO @ Fox Theater

  • 4/7 - Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater

  • 4/10 - Austin, TX @ Stubb's Bar-BQ

  • 4/11 - Dallas, TX @ Gypsy Tea Room

  • 4/12 - St. Louis, MO @ Pageant,

  • 4/13 - Nashville, TN @ 328 Performance Hall

  • 4/14 - Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle

  • 4/17 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's

  • 4/18 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

  • 4/19 - Pontiac, MI @ Clutch Cargo

  • 4/20 - Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre

  • 4/21 - University Heights, OH @ John Carrol University

  • 4/23 - Rochester, NY @ Auditorium Center

  • 4/25 - Durham, NC @ Duke University

  • 4/27 - Durham, NH @ University of New Hampshire

  • 4/28 - Medford, MA @ Tufts University (day)

  • 4/28 - Storrs, CT @ University of Connecticut (night)

  • 5/1 - Burlington, VT @ Flynn Theater

  • 5/2 - Albany, NY @ Palace Theater

  • 5/3 - New Haven, CT @ Palace Theater

  • 5/4 - Towson, MD @ University of Maryland

  • 5/5 - Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theater