Over 5 weeks, late in 2017, Frank Reader, Paul Livingston and John Douglas from the Trashcan Sinatras will be touring the USA as a three-piece acoustic lineup. The band mates celebrate their 30th anniversary, having formed in Irvine, Scotland in 1987.
With six well-spaced full-length albums to their credit, starting with debut Cake in 1990, through last year’s Wild Pendulum, the band has written and released just north of 100 songs. Over the course of the tour, they plan to play each one of those songs.
Although the band often delves into its back catalog for obscurities, particularly during acoustic tours, many songs have never been played live. Others may never be played again. Performing acoustically will transport many of those 100 songs back to their origins. Thirty years on, this is a chance for the band to reflect on its past, take a look at the present and imagine where they might go next. Playing all of the songs they’ve written seems a good way of celebrating the journey so far. Come along early, join the band in celebration and see which songs the evening brings.