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Crash Test Dummies Reuniting For ‘Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm’ Anniversary Tour

The Canadian folk rock group will play their breakthrough album ‘God Shuffled His Feet’ to celebrate its 25th anniversary

From front to back are Brad Roberts, Benjamin Darvill, Ellen Reid, Michel Dorge and Dan Roberts. (Photo by Gary Moss/Corbis via Getty Images)

Brad Roberts, Benjamin Darvill, Ellen Reid, Michel Dorge and Dan Roberts of Crash Test Dummies in the 90s.

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Remember the Crash Test Dummies? The Canadian folk rock group scored a massive hit in 1993 with their oddball hit “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm,” but faded into obscurity when their follow-ups failed to connect. They are largely remembered today for the deep bass-baritone voice of frontman Brad Roberts, managing to create a memorable hook out of Roberts simply humming and “Weird Al” Yankovic’s “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm” parody “Headline News,” where he used the template of the song to sing about Tonya Harding and Lorena Bobbitt.

The original band has been almost completely inactive since 2001, but in November they are reuniting for a tour honoring the 25th anniversary of their breakthrough album God Shuffled His Feet, which features “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm.” They’re going to play the album straight through along with other fan favorites like “Superman’s Song” and “The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead.”

“After a huge hit in Canada with our folksier debut album, our next effort was dubbed ‘too new a sound’ by our Canadian compatriots,” Roberts says in a statement. “In America however, it managed to pique the interest of a new and frankly much larger group of listeners and soon ‘Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm’ became a bonafide hit south of our border, and eventually all over the world. It was a wild ride for us that year. Now we’re celebrating the 25th anniversary reuniting with our original line-up and dusting off our old set lists. We’re very excited about it.”

Crash Test Dummies Tour Dates

November 23 – St. Paul, MN @ Fitzgerald Theater
November 24 -Chicago, IL @ Old Town School of Folk
November 25 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
November 27 – Kent, OH @ Kent Stage
November 29 – West Collingswood, NJ @ Scottish Rite
November 30 – Washington, DC @ The Hamilton
December 2 – Charleston, WV @ Mountain Stage
December 4 – Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre
December 5 – Ridgefield, CT @ Ridgefield Playhouse
December 7 – Fall River, MA @ Narrow Center for the Arts
December 8 – New York, NY @ The Concert Hall                            


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