Spinal Tap Boys Lose Personas For Tour

The comedic trio behind “Spinal Tap” are hitting the road for a 30-city North American tour next month reports Reuters.

Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer – accomplished musicians who have been playing together since 1978 – said on Monday they will perform music from their “Spinal Tap” days as well as from subsequent film collaborations like the folk-music spoof “A Mighty Wind.”

The trio’s “Unwigged & Unplugged” theater tour begins on April 17 in Vancouver, B.C., and runs through May 31 in Milwaukee. They have toured several times before in their Spinal Tap incarnation, but played it straight off stage.

The trio have also recorded studio versions of the Spinal Tap songs that appeared in live form on the film and soundtrack. The as-yet-untitled album, bolstered by seven or eight unheard tracks, will be released on May 26.