Oh mama. We’re announcing a 4 night stand at The Paradise in Boston today. The shows will be January 12, 13, 14, and 15 (happy Guster day!). Let us explain.
It’s the Paradise’s 40th anniversary as a club next year.
It’s Guster’s 25th anniversary as a band.
Back when we were students at Tufts, playing our instruments in Harvard Square on weekends and praying for “off campus gigs” — The Paradise stepped up, took us under their wing, and invited us to open for national acts that came through. In 1994 and 1995 we got to open for Rusted Root, Jackopierce, The Bogmen, John Wesley Harding, and Acoustic Junction at our favorite local club, and by the time we graduated (and changed our name from GUS to GUSTER) we were headlining the Paradise ourselves. It is a venue that we feel an umbilical attachment to. Umbilical. Dalton are you guys gonna make me edit that out? I think it has a nice ring.
We are ecstatic to be playing that room again, and we've created four distinct shows that survey our musical evolution from then til now. The openers include two of our previous Paradise companions (The Bogmen, John Wesley Harding aka Wesley Stace), one young trio (And The Kids) who remind us of Gus back in the day, if we were female and much much better at songwriting. And we will kick it off with Steven Page, who we toured alongside for so many years when he was a barenaked lady.
All tickets are now SOLD OUT. However if you have an extra, we've launched a regulated, scalper-free ticket exchange for sold out Guster shows here. If you're looking for a ticket, leave your info on the site and we'll get in touch when one becomes available. If you have an extra ticket, the exchange will purchase your ticket immediately and another fan will get to attend without having to overpay on a scalping site.
January 12 (w/ Steven Page) - SOLD OUT | Info
January 13 (w/ And The Kids) - SOLD OUT | Info
January 14 (w/ The Bogmen) - SOLD OUT | Info
January 15 (w/ Wesley Stace (John Wesley Harding)) - SOLD OUT | Info
If you’re from far away, by all means road trip to Boston. We've set aside some hotel blocks at The Colonnade Hotel and Hotel Commonwealth for you to pick from.