"We've never gone out as ourselves," Shearer said Monday from the House of Blues in West Hollywood, where he was accompanied by Guest and McKean at a news conference unveiling the tour. "So we've been holding lots of meetings trying to figure out who we are."Considering that it is Harry Shearer who is saying that, I am going to assume that the bit of existential humor at the end there is intentional.
Of course, one implication of going acoustic is that they won't be able to go to 11. Michael McKean confirms that they will, in fact, only be going to 8 1/2. Why that number specifically?
"It worked for Fellini."
And it's still funny after all these years.
If you listen to the music here, it's actually quite nice. As Marty DiBergi says, it's pretty.
No word on who they are going to get on drums this time around: