Guster have set a January 8, 2013 release date for Guster: Live Acoustic, which is a collection of live recordings from their 2012 acoustic tour.
"I guess we could have called it Live at Various Theaters," says drummer Brian Rosenworcel, referencing the fact that the songs on the album were culled from many performances and not just one. "Actually, I wish we'd called it Live at Various Theaters. Is it too late to call it Live at Various Theaters?"
While the members of the band mainly stick to the acoustic guitars on Live Acoustic, the songs are fleshed out with Charlene Huang on violin and April Guthrie on cello – helping to bring out the parts and arrangements that have made Guster's studio recordings such mainstays.
Guster will also be hitting the road early in the new year, with tour dates kicking off on January 4th.
4-Jan New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues
5-Jan Dallas, TX @ Morton H Meyerson Center (W/Dallas Symphony Orchestra)
6-Jan Austin, TX @ Central Presbyterian Church (w/Guster String Players)
8-Jan Birmingham, AL @ Workplay Theatre (w/Guster String Players)
10-Jan Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse (w/Guster String Players)
11-Jan Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse (w/Guster String Players)
12-Jan Durham, NC @ The Carolina Theatre of Durham (w/Guster String Players)
14-Jan Bloomington, IN @ Buskirk-Chumley Theatre (w/Guster String Players)
15-Jan Elyria, OH @ Stocker Arts Center (w/ Guster String Players)
17-Jan Northampton, NH @ The Calvin Theatre (w/Guster String Players)
18-Jan Port Chester, NY @The Capitol Theatre (w/Guster String Players)
19-Jan Portsmouth, NH @ The Music Hall (w/Guster String Players) – SOLD OUT
Guster: Live Acoustic Tracklist:
2. Do You Love Me
3. Long Way Down
4. That's No Way To Get To Heaven
5. What You Call Love
6. Beginning Of The End
9. Empire State
10. Rise And Shine
11. Two Points For Honesty
12. Either Way
14. Rainy Day
15. Hang On
16. This Could All Be Yours