Bush: Tours Behind First Album In Decade, ‘The Sea of Memories’

Bush: Tours Behind First Album In Decade, ‘The Sea of Memories’

On Aug. 11, my partner and I were watching my favorite television show, Burn Notice. The hour-long spy drama airs on the USA Network.

A few minutes into the highly rated program, Fiona meets her ex-boyfriend, an arms dealer by the name of Armand, in an airplane hangar. The actor playing Armand looked very familiar to both us.

“Isn’t that Gwen Stefani’s husband?” my partner asked.

“I think it’s the lead singer of the British rock band Bush?” I responded.

We were right. The actor playing Armand was none other than Gavin Rossdale.

It was only a supporting role but he was surprisingly good. Unfortunately, his character had no scenes with Michael or Sam Axe.

Seeing Rossdale on the small screen that night was extremely timely since him and his band were just days away from kicking off their headlining tour of North America. It’s the band’s first major outing since reuniting in the summer of 2010 after an eight year hiatus.

Bush will be out on the road supporting their new album, and their first in nearly a decade, The Sea of Memories. The opus is produced by Bob Rock and comes out Sept. 13. The album’s first single, “The Sound of Winter,” was released July 22.

“When making music, you have a choice to repeat what you’ve done or move on,” explained Rossdale in a press release. “It would’ve been safe to just rework (1994′s debut album) Sixteen Stone over and over, but what kind of life would that be? When you’re driving down the road, you’re focused on what’s in front of you; you don’t really think to keep checking in your rear view mirror. I like the idea of art changing, developing and morphing.”

Some of the big-time dates on their itinerary include Bush in Seattle, Washington on Sept. 14; Bush in San Francisco, California on Sept. 27; Bush in Atlanta, Georgia on Oct. 18; and Bush in Boston, Massachusetts on Oct. 15.

Opening for Bush on most tour dates are American rock bands Chevelle and Filter. Chevelle will be out and about supporting their fifth studio album, Sci-Fi Crimes. It dropped in 2009. Filter is also promoting their fifth studio release, 2010’s The Trouble With Angels. Like Bush, both Chevelle and Filter started in the mid-1990’s.

Fans can catch Bush and Chevelle in Anaheim, California on Sept. 28; Bush and Chevelle in Cincinnati, Ohio on Oct. 7; Bush and Chevelle in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Oct. 14; and Bush and Chevelle in Silver Spring, Maryland on Oct. 17.

On Sept. 29, Bush and Chevelle will roll into Las Vegas for a concert at the Hard Rock Hotel.

Bush will conclude their jaunt on Oct. 28 with a show in San Antonio, Texas at Sunken Gardens.

After finishing up in the States, Bush travels across the pond for a series of 14 dates all over Europe and the UK.

If you’re unable to get your hands on Bush tickets, you can watch the band on Chelsea Lately on Sept. 21 and/or The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Sept. 22.

Besides Rossdale, the only other original member of Bush is drummer Robin Goodridge. Rounding out the foursome is lead guitarist Chris Traynor and bassist Corey Britz.

Learn More About .