Bob Mould readies Sunshine Rock for Merge, tours (2019)

Next month, on February 8, Bob Mould is set to release his latest full-length solo album Sunshine Rock on Merge Records. This album, which features the recently released tracks “What Do You Want Me To Do” and title-track “Sunshine Rock,” is his most radiant music selection to date. Most of the optimism found in the music is due to his time as a resident of Berlin, Germany, where he’s spent the majority of the last three years.

Mould also announces the Sunshine Rock signature pedal in partnership with Tym Guitars, available for pre-order here.

The signature Sunshine Rock pedal with Tym Guitars will commemorate the project with a limited selection of 40 pedals for the cost of $225 each. These handcrafted pedals are similar to the stomp boxes made previously for Mould’s albums Beauty & Ruin and Patch The Sky, but with new artwork to celebrate Sunshine Rock. The custom made stainless steel enclosure has typical volume and gain controls with a yellow LED, true bypass switching, and is powered by a standard 9V adaptor jack.

On the live performance end, it has just been announced that Mould will play a benefit concert for the Hi, How Are You (HHAY) Project on HHAY Day, January 22, at the Moody Theater in Texas for Austin City Limits Live. The project’s goal is to educate people worldwide about the importance of mental health and well being while promoting a culture of inclusion. The concert will also feature performances by The Flaming Lips, Built To Spill, Yo La Tengo, The Black Angels, Gavin DeGraw, The Moth & The Flame, and Bob Schneider. He then begins his headline tour spanning North America and Europe through the spring on Valentine’s Day, February 14.

For more information on Mould, music and concert tickets, visit

View Bob Mould’s Berlin here.

See more behind-the-scenes footage in the Sunshine Rock Studio Session here.


Thu Feb 14 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *

Fri Feb 15 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer *

Sat Feb 16 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club +

Mon Feb 18 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre

Tue Feb 19 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls

Thu Feb 21 – New York, NY – Brooklyn Steel *

Fri Feb 22 – Chicago, IL – Metro

Sat Feb 23 – Chicago, IL – Metro

Mon Feb 25 – Ft. Collins, CO – Washington’s

Tue Feb 26 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre

Fri Mar 1 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom >

Sat Mar 2 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

Fri Mar 8 – Hamburg, Germany – Gruenspan

Sat Mar 9 – Berlin, Germany – Columbia Theater

Mon Mar 11 – Düsseldorf, Germany  – Zakk

Tue Mar 12 – Leuven, Belgium  – Het Depot 

Thu Mar 14 – London, UK  – Electric Ballroom 

Fri Mar 15 – Leeds, UK  – Brudenell Social Club

Sat Mar 16 – Edinburg, UK – The Liquid Rooms

Sun Mar 17 – Manchester, UK – Academy 2 Manchester

Sat Mar 30 – Minneapolis, MN – The Palace

Sun Mar 31 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club

Tue Apr 2 – Dallas, TX – Granada <

Wed Apr 3 – Austin, TX – Mohawk <

Fri Apr 5 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom

Sat Apr 6 – Seattle, WA – Neumos

Sun Apr 7 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw

* w/ Titus Andronicus

+ w/ Screaming Females

> w/ Criminal Hygiene

< w/ Will Johnson of Centro-matic