The Mother Hips Announce 2018 Tour Dates & New Album

By Andy Kahn Jan 16, 2018 11:41 am PST

The Mother Hips will return to full time touring with a number of shows now confirmed for later this year. The band founded 25 years ago will also issue a new studio album later this year.

The Mother Hips have performed a limited number of shows since 2015 when co-founding guitarist Tim Bluhm suffered a severe injury in a speed flying accident. The Hips will return to consistent touring with Bluhm accompanied by co-founding guitarist Greg Loiacono and drummer John Hofer, with the group’s lineup rounded out by keyboardist Jason Crosby, bassist Gabe Nelson and saxophonist/percussionist/backing vocalist Scheila Gonzalez.

“We’re stoked to get back on the road and continue doing what we’ve always done,” said Bluhm. “It’s been a while and there have been some cool changes to the band. We’ve got new material too.”

The Mother Hips will embark on a West Coast Tour beginning on March 23 in Seattle. They’ll then head to Portland ahead of a run in California with stops in Fresno, Morro Bay, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, San Diego and Anaheim. The Hips will play three shows in Girdwood, Alaska at the Alyeska Resort at the start of April, before returning to California for a show at the Van Duzer Theater in Arcata on April 27.

Following the tour The Mother Hips will issue a new studio album. The band’s currently untitled first record in five years was produced by Karl Derfler and is expected to be released this summer.

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