Bob Mould © Jay Blakesberg (LOW RES)
Bob Mould © Jay Blakesberg (LOW RES)

Bob Mould has confirmed that he will make his debut appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight at11:30 p.m. ET on ABC. The full band performance of material from Bob’s critically acclaimed current album Beauty & Ruin (Merge) promises to be a harbinger of peaks to come on his upcoming tour (see below for a full list of dates).

In other news related to Bob’s upcoming run of dates, Live Nation and Yahoo will be live-streaming the September 5 kick-off of Bob and the band’s next run of dates in its entirety live from the Theatre of the Living Arts in Philadelphia. This Bob Mould event is one of 365 concerts to stream over a 12-month period on the Live Nation Channel on Yahoo Screen, and will go live at 10:10pm EST/7:10pm PST onSeptember 5 at

Beauty & Ruin was released June 3 on Merge Records, debuting in the top 40 of the U.S. album chart and generating some of the most enthusiastic praise of Bob’s career, including:

“ageless… unfettered ferocity and humble grace.” — AV CLUB

“Few are better at making smart, hooky rock. The title stands in complete contrast to the joy of blasting the song full volume, and getting the feeling that Mould knows himself better than ever.” – NPR MORNING EDITION

“Mould is on a roll… ranks up there with his catchiest…  joyously unconcerned with proving anything to anyone other than the fact that he can still craft hook after hook.” — PITCHFORK

“The former Sugar and Hüsker Dü frontman sounds fully invigorated here… Mould rips through 12 bristling guitar-pop tracks that, at their propulsive and tuneful best, recall the classic eras of his much-loved former bands.” – ROLLING STONE

“It doesn’t feel like a stretch to say Beauty & Ruin scrapes the same eight-miles-high stratosphere as his best work with Hüsker Dü, Sugar, and under his own name… vital music from a living legend – a master class in the sort of gleaming, guitar-powered alt-rock that Mould helped to invent.” – STEREOGUM

Bob and his longtime bandmates bassist Jason Narducy and drummer Jon Wurster will be returning to the road in support of Beauty & Ruin through the fall. The next series of North American dates is listed below.


Beauty & Ruin North American Tour 2014

09/05/14 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
09/06/14 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
09/07/14 – Toronto, ON – Riot Fest
09/10/14 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
09/11/14 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
09/12/14 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
09/13/14 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
09/15/14 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
09/16/14 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
09/17/14 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Ballroom
09/19/14 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House
09/20/14 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk
09/21/14 – Denver, CO – Riot Fest
09/23/14 – Seattle, WA – The Neptune Theater
09/24/14 – Portland, OR – Wonderland Ballroom
09/26/14 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
09/27/14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy
09/28/14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy
09/30/14 – Las Vegas, NV – Bunkhouse