It turns out that “This is Spinal Tap” resurgence won’t only consist of a tour. On June 16th, the star-studded actor/musician trio that is Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer will release a brand new studio album as Spinal Tap – nearly 17 years after the release of their last effort, 1992’s Break Like the Wind.
Aptly entitled Back From the Dead, the 19-track effort will include six brand new songs, along with reworks of a number of classics, such as Tonight Im Gonna Rock You Tonight, Big Bottom, Stonehenge, and Gimme Some Money. Special guests, like Steve Vai, John Mayer, Keith Emerson and Phil Collen will also be included in the release, as well as a bonus DVD featuring “exclusive” track-by-track video commentary by the trio.
But wait…there’s more!
Back From the Dead is a deluxe CD/DVD package aggressively priced and containing…a unique pop-up diorama package that unveils three 12-inch action figures (courtesy of Sideshow Collectibles) of the band along with a proportionally sized Stonehenge.
Thats right, kids, action figures and your own Stonehenge! Queuing reenactment of scene recreated with these said figures on YouTube in 3…2…1.
Back From the Dead Tracklist:
01. Tonight I’m Gonna Rock You Tonight
02. Back From The Dead
03. (Funky) Sex Farm
04. Rock ‘n’ Roll Creation
05. Jazz Oddyssey I
06. Gimme Some Money
07. Rock ‘n’ Roll Nightmare
08. Heavy Duty
10. Jazz Oddyssey II
11. (Listen to the) Flower People (Reggae Stylee)
12. Hell Hole
13. Big Bottom
14. Celtics Blues
15. Jazz Oddyssey III
16. Warmer Than Hell
18. Short and Sweet
19. Cups and Cakes
Spinal Tap 2009 Tour Dates:
05/09 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre
05/10 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
05/12 – Baltimore, MD @ Lyric Opera House
05/13 – Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre
05/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Keswick Theatre
05/17 – Columbus, OH @ Palace Theatre
05/19 – Cleveland, OH @ State Theatre
05/20 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
05/22 – Mashantucket, CT @ MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods
05/23 – Boston, MA @ The Wilbur Theatre
05/24 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Music Box at The Borgata
05/26 – New York NY @ Beacon Theatre
05/27 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
05/29 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
05/30 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
05/31 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre