Melissa Auf Der Maur Returns To Canada

Published: 2004-05-04
She's been a member of both Hole and the Smashing Pumpkins; definitely what you'd call an impressive CV. Now the Canadian rocker has decided to go it solo, and she's faring quite well. Melissa Auf Der Maur will be showcasing her vocals (and of course her bass) during her upcoming North American tour. There will only be two Canadian stops during the 13 date tour, with one in her home town of Montreal.

Melissa Auf Der Maur's debut solo album will be released on May 18th on Capitol records. The highly anticipated album is simply titled 'Auf Der Maur' and features 12 tracks. In addition to providing vocals and bass, Auf Der Maur also helped to produce the album. The first single lifted off the album is called 'Followed the Waves', and so far the critics love her sound.

This is the first time Auf Der Maur has fronted a band with such a buzz. She played bass in both Hole and Smashing Pumpkins, never taking the mic. The first chance Melissa was given to sing lead vocals was actually on tour with Ric Ocasek of the Cars. Every night she sang 'Drive' to legions of new wave fans at Ocasek's request.

On her official site,, you can listen to four tracks off of the new album.

May 25 Montreal - Metropolis
May 26 Toronto - Kool Haus

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt



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