Alternative Rock Band Garbage to Perform in Israel in August

Concert in Rishon Lezion will be part of the launch tour of their new album, 'Strange Little Birds,' which is due to be released this Friday.

Garbage in concert in 2013.
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The American-Scottish alternative rock band Garbage will perform in Israel this summer as part of the launch tour of their new album, "Strange Little Birds," which is due to be released this Friday.

The concert will be held in the Rishon Lezion Live Park on August 16. It will feature the band in its original lineup: Duke Erikson on bass, guitar and keyboards, Steve Marker on guitar and keyboards, Scottish vocalist Shirley Manson and Butch Vig on drums and percussion.

They are expected to play many of their old hits, which have become iconic sounds of the Nineties, as well as songs from their new album. The band previously appeared in Israel in 1999, when they played at Hangar 11 in Tel Aviv and at Be'er Sheva University students' day.

The Israeli concert will be produced by Hepcat Productions in collaboration with Zappa and the Sabers Group. Tickets will be pre-sold for 269 shekels and subsequently sold at 289 shekels.

Formed in Madison, Wisconsin in 1993, the group has sold over 17 million albums and appeared around the world.

Garbage's debut album, "Garbage," sold over four million copies and spawned such successful singles as "Stupid Girl" and "Only Happy When It Rains."

Their second album "Version 2.0," released in 1998 after a year of production, was similarly successful, getting nominations for two Grammy Awards. It included the singles "I Think I'm Paranoid," "When I Grow Up" and "Push It."

Garbage subsequently performed and co-produced the theme song for the James Bond movie "The World Is Not Enough."

The group disbanded after their third album "Beautiful Garbage" (2001,) but regrouped subsequently to release the album "Bleed Like Me" in 2005. Their fifth album, "Not Your Kind of People," was released in 2012.