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Replacements biographer Bob Mehr confirms tour dates with guests‏

Hailed as “masterful” (Pitchfork), “definitive” (Vulture) and “unflinching” (Salon), Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements by Bob Mehr has become one of the most buzzed about music books in recent memory.

Detailing the tumultuous journey of the legendary Minneapolis group, Trouble Boys was written with the participation of the Replacements’ key members, including singer-songwriter Paul Westerberg, bassist Tommy Stinson, guitarist Slim Dunlap, and the family of late band founder Bob Stinson. It’s based on nearly a decade of research by (Memphis) Commercial Appeal music critic Mehr, who conducted hundreds of interviews and was given full access to the band’s archives at Twin/Tone and Warner Bros. Records.

Following several successful launch events – including packed houses in Minneapolis, Chicago, Nashville and Memphis – Mehr will be hitting the East and West coasts over the next couple months, for a series of author discussions, artist interviews and live music performances. The events will also mark the recent release of Rhino’s recent Replacements vinyl box set The Sire Years.

In Boston and Long Beach, CA, Mehr will be interviewing latter-day Replacements members Dave Minehan and Josh Freese. In New York City, he will conduct a conversation with noted musician (Superchunk/Bob Mould Band) and comedian Jon Wurster. Portland will see Replacements tour mate Scott McCaughey of the Young Fresh Fellows discussing his time on the road with the band. In Hoboken, Mehr will speak with longtime Replacements A&R man Michael Hill.

The events in Hoboken and Philadelphia will also feature live music from a number of artists covering the band’s songs, including Freedy Johnston, Replacements’ session player Dave Schramm, and singer-songwriters Dave Hause and Jennifer O’Connor, etc.      

For more information go to replacementsbook.com.

Trouble Boys 

Tour Dates:

5/31: Boston – Café 939 – “In Conversation” with Replacements/Neighborhoods guitarist Dave Minehan


6/3: Philadelphia – Main Street Music – Author discussion and Q&A

Live performances by Dave Hause (The Loved Ones), and Frank Brown (Travel Lanes)


6/4: Hoboken – Little City Books – “In Conversation” with Replacements A&R Man and

Nurse Jackie/Bored to Death music supervisor Michael Hill. Live performances by Freedy Johnston (with Dave Schramm), Glenn Morrow’s Cry for Help, Jennifer O’Connor, the Dead Wicks, etc.


6/8: New York City – The Strand Bookstore – “In Conversation” with Jon Wurster of

Superchunk/Bob Mould Band/Scharpling & Wurster


6/11: Long Beach – Fingerprints – “In Conversation” with Replacements drummer Josh Freese


6/12: Los Angeles – Book Soup – Author discussion and Q&A


7/16: Phoenix – Changing Hands Bookstore – Author discussion and Q&A


7/20: Seattle – KEXP Performance Space – Author discussion and Q&A; musical guests TBA


7/24: Portland – Powell’s Books – “In Conversation” with Scott McCaughey of

The Young Fresh Fellows/Minus 5/R.E.M. 

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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