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December 7, 2023

Kalamazoo State Theatre  

What To Know Before Attending The Show

Doors: 6:00PM | Show: 7:00PM

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The legendary Liz Phair is poised to set the stage ablaze with her much-anticipated Exile In Guyville 30th Anniversary Tour at the historic Kalamazoo State Theatre on Thursday, December 7, 2023 with support from Kate Bollinger.

About Liz Phair and Exile In Guyville:

This year marks a monumental milestone as Liz Phair’s seminal debut masterpiece, Exile In Guyville, celebrates its 30th anniversary. The album, initially released on June 22, 1993 via Matador Records, shattered conventions and continues to captivate listeners worldwide.

An ingenious 18-track double album, Exile In Guyville, artfully crafted as a song-by-song response to The Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main St., was instantaneously hailed as a classic upon its arrival. Over the years, the album’s stature has soared, becoming an iconic work and a pioneering feminist touchstone. The accolades have poured in, with Pitchfork ranking it at an impressive #4 on their “Best 150 Albums of the 1990s” list and Rolling Stone recognizing it at an esteemed #56 on their “Best 500 Albums of All Time” compilation.

This autumn, Liz Phair will embark on a remarkable full-band US tour, gracing some of the largest stages of her career to performExile In Guyville in its entirety, along with a selection of additional hits.

Continuing a Legacy:

Liz Phair’s impact didn’t stop at Exile In Guyville. With five subsequent albums, over five million records sold, television composition, and two GRAMMY nominations under her belt, Phair defied expectations and pushed boundaries. In 2019, her candid memoir, Horror Stories (Random House), garnered praise for its unfiltered exploration of fame, motherhood, and aging, echoing the raw honesty of her iconic songs. Her latest full-length release, Soberish (2021), saw Phair reuniting with Exile In Guyville producer Brad Wood. The album earned accolades from Variety, labeling it “A superior work,” while The New Yorker drew parallels to her debut, describing it as “spontaneous and elemental.”

In 2018, Matador Records reissued Exile In Guyville as a deluxe box set, featuring the remastered original album and the first officially restored audio of 1991’s Girly-Sound tapes – a collection of early Phair works self-released on cassette. Pitchfork’s perfect 10.0 rating underscored the album’s lasting influence, aptly calling it a “sanctified codex for girls.”

An Unforgettable Experience:

Liz Phair has graced the cover of Rolling Stone, dominated SPIN’s “20 Best Albums of the Year,” and secured the pinnacle spot on the Village Voice Pazz and Jop Critics Poll. Her participation in the iconic Lilith Fair in 1998-9, alongside luminaries like Sarah McLachlan, Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow, and Missy Elliott, solidified her status as a trailblazing force.

As her debut’s 30th anniversary draws near, Liz Phair’s impact on contemporary music, particularly amplifying female voices, resonates more powerfully than ever.

About Kate Bollinger:

An indie singer/songwriter from Virginia, Kate Bollinger’s introspective, jazz-inflected songs mix gentle atmospheres often built from complex extended chords with her bright, warm vocal delivery. Traversing folk, indie rock, and R&B leanings on early songs, she settled into a mellow indie pop with her second EP, 2019’s I Don’t Wanna Lose. One of its songs, “Candy,” was sampled by Kanye West for his 2021 song “Donda.” Bollinger made her Ghostly International debut in 2022 with her fourth EP, Look at It in the Light.

Ticket Information:

This much-anticipated event offers a blend of general admission pit and reserved seating options throughout the theatre for all ages to enjoy. A limit of six tickets per purchase applies.

Ticket Pricing:

– General Admission Pit and Reserved Seating: $42.50 – $72.50

– Day of Show Pricing: $47.50 – $77.50

– Front Standing Pit VIP Package: $162.50

    – Front GA PIT ticket

    – Exclusive tour poster, designed & autographed by Liz Phair

    – Limited edition Liz Phair journal & pen

    – Commemorative Liz Phair VIP laminate

    – Early tour merchandise shopping opportunity

    – VIP check-in with early entry

    – On-site VIP staff

– Exile In Guyville VIP Package: $172.50

    – Premium reserved ticket

    – Exclusive tour poster designed & autographed by Liz Phair

    – Limited edition Liz Phair journal & pen

    – Commemorative Liz Phair VIP laminate

    – Early tour merchandise shopping opportunity

    – VIP check-in with early entry

    – On-site VIP staff

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness Liz Phair’s spellbinding performance, as she celebrates three decades of music that defied expectations and reshaped the industry.


Skip the line Ticket Information:

Why wait in the elements when you can skip the line?! This is a separate ticket that will grant you expedited entry into the venue. Skip The Line entry is located near the main entrance of the building. Look for VIP / Skip The Line signage or ask a staff member. Present your Skip The Line pass along with your event ticket for expedited entry and to avoid the public lines. THIS IS NOT AN EVENT TICKET.

Security Information:
All patrons are subject to search, pat down, and wanding.  The following items are not allowed in the venue: guns, knives, lasers, tasers, mace, glass items, cameras, selfie sticks, outside food or beverage, no bags over the dimensions of 8 inches wide by 5 inches tall with a width of 2 inches,  and other items that may challenge public safety.  You can view our full list by visiting our frequently asked questions here



December 7, 2023
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Kalamazoo State Theatre
404 S. Burdick
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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