Tommy Stinson coming to First Avenue


After touring Europe with Guns 'N Roses and traveling to Haiti to help with hurricane cleanup and relief efforts, former Replacements bassist Tommy Stinson has embarked on a solo tour that will bring him to his hometown on May 20 to play a show at First Avenue.

[jump] Naturally, news of this First Ave show has already fired up the cogs of the rumor mill, and Stinson added his own fuel to the fire last night by tweeting this little tidbit about his First Ave and Milwaukee shows:

Stinson has a lot of musical friends in Minneapolis (in addition to starting out his career in the Replacements, he also played in Bash and Pop with Steve Brantseg and the late Kevin Foley, and more recently performs with Soul Asylum), so it's anyone's guess who he will invite to join him on stage.

Of course, it's our duty to remind you of those studio sessions Stinson completed with Paul Westerberg a few years back, which never saw the light of day. It's a long shot, but not totally out of the question that Westerberg would show up at a gig like this. Here's hoping...