On the Ocean returns to Portland Maine this summer to celebrate the Guster community we’ve built together. It takes three nights to get all the songs we like onto the setlists, so this year we’re playing THREE SHOWS on August 11,12 & 13.
We’re doing an aquatic-themed acoustic "prom" at the State Theater, and two nights at fabulous kid-friendly Thompson’s Point, including a Sunday set of Keep It Together in its entirety in honor of its 20th anniversary.
The lineup is our best ever, with appearances from Shakey Graves, Lucius, Bahamas, Madison Cunningham, The Ballroom Thieves, Oshima Brothers, and Brooke Annibale.
The Kid’s Zone is back this year, plus live merch screen-printing, games, food trucks, and more.
Tickets are on sale right now!
Learn more at: www.ontheoceanfest.com
One tour ends and another is announced. Get ready, Gusterrthoids!
We had a blast in November driving from the West Coast home on the “Road to Carnegie” tour. It was clear that so many of us in these rooms, band and audience, were back experiencing live music for the first time in a while and were thrilled to be there.
We’re heading back out for more fun this spring, beginning in Texas and ending in Philadelphia. In between, we have an unprecedented FOUR SHOWS IN FLORIDA and that is not to be taken lightly. We’re making free t-shirts to give to anyone who attends all four. Serious. The theater in Key West holds 278 people so act fast, spring breakers. All tour dates below.
Tickets are now on sale!
We are still riding high from On The Ocean weekend in Maine, so we thought we’d drop a whole slew of fall tour dates from way up on this cloud.
“The Road to Carnegie” as we’re calling it, is a November tour that begins out west and ends with our first ever headlining show at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Along the way we’ll visit fun places (St Louis!), new places (Flagstaff!), and places that have been waiting patiently for our return since 2020 (Detroit!).
One lucky city gets to be the host city for Ryan Miller’s 50th birthday party (Washington DC!).
We hope to see you this fall on the Road to Carnegie. Tickets go on sale Friday at 12PM venue local, except where noted in the tour dates section. Newsletter subscribers get early access to the best seats starting Wednesday, August 17th at 12PM venue local time. Check your inbox for our tour announce e-mail or join the newsletter to get the code.
WE. ARE. BACK.
On the Ocean will return triumphantly this summer after a couple of years off. This is our very own festival weekend in Portland Maine, a celebration of the community we’ve built together, and the largest assembly of Guster t-shirts ever seen on the planet!
Acoustic sets, special music and comedy guests, and the return of Camp Guster. It's all happening from August 12-14, 2022. See the full, and sure to expand, lineup on the On The Ocean website.
Single day tickets for The State Theater and Thompson's Point (including $10 kids tickets) are on sale now. Due to the limited size of the venue, there are no discounted kids tickets for Friday night at The State Theater. Tickets for Camp Guster will go on sale April 13th at 12PM ET.
We only get one or two chances to play with a symphony every year and this year we’re going to Park City, UT to perform at the Deer Valley Music Festival with the Utah Symphony on Saturday July 30th. Presale starts March 31st.
Lots more summer dates coming really soon!
Our January tour is postponed. We will tour when we can focus on music and joy rather than avoiding infection. We really really wanted to make it happen but our timing was incredibly bad. Most of our fans communicated that they weren’t comfortable seeing indoor shows this month. It is just what it is!
Boston: The Saturday January 15th show has been moved to Saturday May 21st and the Sunday January 16th show has been moved to Sunday May 22nd. You'll have until February 4th to request a refund from Ticketmaster or the box office if you can't make the new date(s).
We're rescheduling the others right now, so hang on tight to your tickets! You'll have an opportunity to request a refund if you can't make the new date(s).The rainbow shirt will be printed with the dates crossed out on the back and made available for purchase in our store if you wanna support our band and our awesome touring crew.
We’re bring “Wishes” back again this year - this is our Cameo-like thing where you pitch an idea, pick the band member, name your price, and cross your fingers.
Last year we got thousands of generous Wish requests and made a lotta dreams happen while supporting ourselves through a challenging time.
So as long as everyone knows we are completely unpredictable as far as what Wishes we’ll gravitate towards, or how many we’ll get to — let’s have another round of fun!
Here’s how it works, go to this website, name your wish, and name your price. It’s not going to be possible to do “group” Wishes and the post office is going to be mobbed so the more Wishes that can be fulfilled digitally, the better.
At long last, we have a January 2022 tour to announce. The last time we toured as a rock band was 2019. We are planning to really really rock. Please join us, with special guest Ben Kweller.
Tickets are on sale now! Get links below.
This tour includes a return to our old tradition of playing “Guster Day” in Boston on the ides of January. To extend the spirit of Guster Day far and wide, we are holding a contest to send two of you to the Boston shows — that includes flights, hotels, and tickets to both shows. Enter to win here and tell your +1 to do the same.
With love and gratitude, WE HOPE TO SEE YOU IN JANUARY!
We’ve exploded / expanded the track list of our 2006 album, Ganging Up On The Sun, with twelve additional songs and you can hear it all now.
Lots of fun stuff on here - a few covers (Daniel Johnston, The Band), demos (Hang On, One Man Wrecking Machine), a Satellite remix, a ton of un-released b-sides too.
Stream / download it wherever you get your digital music.
Before he passed away, Dave Yonkman created a short film with us in August 2020, documenting our band’s reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s called Things Come Around and while it was meant to capture the emotions of a band on a strange and unexpected hiatus, the story has instead become this: The final work of a young filmmaker who told the Guster story better than anyone else.
We premiered it in front of our fans on Wednesday March 24th and you can watch it now on YouTube.
Our first album, Parachute, is finally here on vinyl, you guys!
27 years after it first came out on CD - when we were still named “Gus.” Better late than never. The green-splatter vinyl is limited to 1,000 copies. We've also got a standard green available in the store!
YOU GUYS, we’re doing a thing. It’s gonna be really fun!
For the holidays you now have access to the individual members of Guster - you dream up a creative assignment - and maybe we’ll do it. Could be a video dedication, could be something wild and creative...
We’re doing this to support the band and hopefully boost spirits for some people out there who could use a lift in 2020.
We know many of you, like us, haven’t been working during the pandemic. So this is not Cameo. You name your own price. You create the task. And you *wish* for the best, because we’ll work our butts off to fulfill a lotta dreams but we make no guarantees.
Hurry please! We need a break from our children.
Submit your wish here.
Guster's sixth full length album, Easy Wonderful, turns 10 on Monday!
Join Adam, Brian and Ryan as they celebrate with a live stream. They'll be watching every Easy Wonderful music video, talking about the album and answering your questions. The live stream starts at 5PM Eastern on Monday October 5th on the Guster Facebook page. Get a sneak preview of the videos here.
This may not come as much of a surprise, but we’ve decided to cancel the remaining dates of the winter acoustic improv tour. We were hoping to reschedule the shows for spring 2021, but that doesn’t seem possible.
People who purchased tickets from the venue and official ticketing platforms will either receive automatic refunds or instructions in how to initiate a refund. Feel free to reach out to your original point of purchase if you haven't heard anything in the next few days.
We'd like to bring the acoustic improv tour to the east coast some day, but are going to wait until it’s safe.
P.S. The August 15th drive-in concerts in New Hampshire are still happening.
In February 2019 we played a show with the Omaha Symphony. Playing with symphonies is always a thrill, but this night was special - an unexpected perfect storm of emotion, performance, and room energy. Band members were openly weeping on stage (maybe just the drummer) and the music felt transcendent. At the end of the night, we took a collective unironic bow to a standing ovation, walked backstage, looked at each other and asked, “What the hell just happened!?”
We feel a lot of pride to have a live record that we made 27 years into our career, that we sung and played so well. With much thanks to our fans and the incredible members of the Omaha Symphony, who were also so eager for us to share the music from this special night.
We can’t tour right now, but we can still send a Guster message far and wide. We made these simple t-shirts with one of our most relevant lyrics on it. Ryan Miller, who wrote the lyric, scribbled “Be Calm - Be Brave - It’ll Be Okay” with a magic marker, and this is what we got. They’re $20 and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Direct Relief and their efforts to get needed equipment to American healthcare organizations.
Many of you have been asking how you can support Guster while we cannot tour. This is one way you can support us, and the world. We can’t think of a better message to broadcast right now.
Unfortunately, we will be postponing the rest of our Acoustic Improv Tour, including tomorrow night in Bloomington and Saturday in Cincinnati.
Rest assured that all of the remaining shows will be re-scheduled and all tickets will be honored. Please stay tuned for details. If you have any immediate questions, please e-mail email@example.com
It’s heartbreaking, because the shows were very uplifting. We felt we were providing audiences a refreshing break from the realities of the outside world.
Cities and venues decided large gatherings were untenable in the current environment. And for the safety of our crew and our fans and the community we’ve built, today we have to make this tough decision.
Take care of one another and we will see you out there sooner than later.
With love and gratitude,
It was 15 years ago that Keith Lockhart and the Boston Symphony Orchestra took a chance and invited Guster to perform at their symphony hall in Boston. It went really well! And it led to many other symphony shows in Denver, Dallas, Vermont, Oregon, and a night with the Omaha Symphony a year ago that was perhaps the Greatest Guster Show of All Time. Now, we're bringing it back to where it all started
ACOUSTIC! COMEDY! STRINGS! IMPROV!
Presale starts tomorrow (12/4) at 12PM local time with code: ACOUSTIC
Tickets & info available down below in the tour dates section.
For the first time in over 7 years we're putting together intimate evenings of Guster acoustic + strings with improv comedy at some of our favorite seated venues across the country. Expect us to dig deep into the Guster catalogue and discover songs we don’t usually play at our big rock shows. Expect violins and cellos. Maybe some nights we make up an album on stage. There are no rules on the 2020 Guster Acoustic Tour.
Connor Ratliff from the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre will be joining us on the road to run the comedy show and helping us get weird while doing double duty of bringing out special guests at each stop. As is the nature of improv (and special guests), each show will be unique. 2020 is going to be a lot of fun, and we can't wait to mix up our Guster shows to create something new out of something old with you all.
Let us know what shows you're going to down in the comments! We like to know these things.
"Overexcited" has gone internacional! We recruited some friends to create 7 different versions including a Canadian version featuring Tyler from Barenaked Ladies to a Japanese version with Kishi Bashi. Listen to all seven on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube or wherever you get your music.
We're not going to pretend that “Overexcited” is an emblem for world peace. It’s a ridiculous song about a horny person -- but there’s something sweet about how easy it was to get international friends on board. Music really does transcends boundaries.