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The Shins announce ’21st Birthday’ US tour for debut album ‘Oh, Inverted World’

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The Shins have announced a ’21st birthday’ tour for their debut album, ‘Oh, Inverted World’ – get tickets here and see a full list of dates below.The band’s debut album came out in 2001 via Sub Pop, and last year saw a 20th anniversary reissue released.“This record gave me the life that I never really dreamed I would have,” frontman James Mercer reflected of the album in a statement at the time. “It opened me up to the whole world and gave me validation.

It’s also something that stands as a bit of a pinnacle for our band.”“You release that first record and it’s so well embraced, but you’re always trying to get that magic back, I think,” he added. “We’ve done well, certainly, but the fervour that happened around ‘Oh, Inverted World’ we never quite reached again.

It’s a special moment when you’re a new band and you’ve got what was apparently kind of a new sound. This record symbolised a very special moment in my life, a watershed moment for sure.”The ‘Oh, Inverted World’ anniversary tour will begin in San Francisco in mid-July and run through the whole of August before finishing up in the band’s hometown of Portland on September 16.See a trailer for the tour and a full list of dates below.

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