Aug. 24 – Labor Day, Sept. 4, 2023
83 Days 14 Hours 24 Mins
Formed in the ‘80s and part of the celebrated Minneapolis music scene, Soul Asylum has been one of the most inspiring and hardworking bands in the rock scene, known for their raucous but emphatic combination of punk energy, guitar-fueled firepower and songs that range from aggressive to heartfelt. The quartet – which includes frontman Dave Pirner, drummer Michael Bland, lead guitarist Ryan Smith and bassist Jeremy Tappero – continues to add to a catalog that illustrates Pirner’s enduring gift for insightful songwriting that digs into the deepest, most vulnerable emotions. More than 40 years after Soul Asylum coalesced as a band, Pirner is the rare musician who pairs the confidence of a seasoned veteran with the unflagging enthusiasm and ambition of an artist just starting out. Buoyed by an energetic and unparalleled live show and Pirner’s prolific songwriting, Soul Asylum isn’t stopping anytime soon.