Minneapolis rockers Soul Asylum will make a tour stop at the Des Moines East Village venue Wooly's on Thursday, March 21. The band will be returning to Des Moines for the first time since playing the opening of the Hy-Vee Triathlon in August of last year. Opening for Soul Asylum will be the Milwaukee rock band Trapper Schoepp and the Shades and the Oskaloosa southern rock band Fatal Addiction. Tickets for the concert are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show. They may be purchased at the Wooly's box office or online through Ticketfly. This will be a 21-and-over show.
Soul Asylum got their start way back in the early 1980's. After five studio albums, the band finally hit it big in 1992 with Grave Dancer's Union. The album went triple-platinum, peaked at #11 on the Billboard 200, and produced four Top 10 singles, including the #1 alt-rock smash "Somebody to Shove" (below) and Grammy winner "Runaway Train". Their 1995 follow-up, Let Your Dim Light Shine, hit #6 on the Billboard 200 and achieved platinum status. The album also produced the band's second #1 hit, "Misery".
Soul Asylum's more recent albums have not met with the same level of success, but the band has soldiered on, despite changing members a number of times. The band is still headed by founding members Dave Pirner and Michael Bland and is currently rounded out by Winston Roye and Justin Sharbono. Soul Asylum released their latest album, Delayed Reaction, in July of last year.