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Spinal Tap: Turn It Up To 11

March 3, 2009

The members of the 1984 rockumentary/mockumentary film This Is Spinal Tap have announced a new tour. The band members are are Michael McKean (as David St. Hubbins), Christopher Guest (as Nigel Tufnel) and Harry Shearer (as Derek Smalls). The tour is called “Unwigged & Unplugged.”

Ironicly, the artists never made any money from the movie. Since it was made, the movie changed ownership several times and is now owned by StudioCanal.

“It’s a cautionary tale that we don’t intend anyone to pay heed to,” said McKean. “If you’re a young guy or gal and you want to be in a rock ‘n’ roll band, see this movie but do it anyway.”

We’ve never gone out as ourselves,” said Shearer. “It’s interesting. After playing characters on stage all these years, we’re having meetings now trying to figure out who we are.”

On this tour they will go out as themselves, not playing the parts from the movie. They will also play other music, such as songs from the movie “A Mighty Wind.”

“We’re gonna destroy hotel rooms,” said Guest.

“Actually, at our age, we’re gonna hire people to destroy hotel rooms,” added Shearer.

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