The New Pornographers Celebrate 21st anniversary of ‘Mass Romantic’ With Vinyl Reissue, Announce Full LP Shows

This fall, Matador Records will celebrate the 21st anniversary of The New Pornographers’ debut record and breakout, Mass Romantic (2000), with a limited-edition LP reissue out 12/10.

The album – clocking three singers and 12 effervescent and undeniable power-pop gems – will return to us on red vinyl and will include a bonus 7”, Letter From An Occupant, which includes two rare B-sides, “The End of Medicine” and “When I Was a Baby.”

What’s more, The New Pornographers will tour the U.S. and Canada this fall playing a series of two-night stands – performing Mass Romantic in its entirety on the first night and running down the equally outstanding Twin Cinema (16th Anniversary!) on the next. Throughout this trip, the band’s lineup will feature AC Newman, Dan Bejar, Joe Seiders, John Collins, Kathryn Calder, and Neko Case, and Todd Fancey.

From Carl Newman:

Everyone wants to be successful but, hand to my heart, I had no delusions of success for The New Pornographers. To be here over 20 years later, still in the game, is something that I simultaneously take for granted (you just get used to it) and feel eternally grateful for. Been here so long that we can do one of those “let’s play that old album all the way through!” gigs. And we are doing just that. 2 nights per city: 1 Mass Romantic, 1 Twin Cinema, plus assorted “hits” from our storied career. Bejar is coming and God knows if we’ll get him again. When he moved to Spain 2 months after Mass Romantic came out, I thought he was done in the band and now 21 years later we’ve convinced him to come along for another ride. Just the nature of our band that it’s a special occasion when all the singers show up. Here’s to you showing up as well!

The New Pornographers are also going out on the road on a short tour of two-night stands in the US and Canada. They’re doing Mass Romantic in full on the first night, and Twin Cinema in full on the second that will feature both Neko Case and Dan Bejar for the first time since 2014’s Brill Bruisers tour. Check out the dates below…


11.29.21 – Woodstock, NY @ Levon Helm Studios #

11.30.21 – Woodstock, NY @ Levon Helm Studios &

12.01.21 – Washington DC @ 9:30 Club #

12.02.21 – Washington DC @ 9:30 Club &

12.03.21 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall #

12.04.21 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall &

12.06.21 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall #

12.07.21 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall &

12.09.21 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune #

12.10.21 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune &

12.11.21 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre #

12.12.21 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre &


# Performing Mass Romantic

& Performing Twin Cinema

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