Members of Spinal Tap to tour

Michael McKean, Christopher Guest and Harry Shearer, the trio who made up  fictional metal band Spinal Tap  of the 1984 film “This is Spinal Tap,” will be touring this summer. But they will be touring as themselves instead of as their fictional counterparts.

According to the Los Angeles Times, McKean, Guest and Shearer will play “Unwigged & Unplugged,” as they’ve dubbed the tour that starts April 17 in Vancouver … Besides revamping the Spinal Tap material — the volume famously cranked to 11 on their custom amps — for an acoustic trio, they will play material from their more recent spoof about the folk music scene, “A Mighty Wind.”

“This is Spinal Tap” is one of my favorite movies, and the 25th anniversary of the film’s release is being celebrated this year. Their tour will be stopping in Nashville on May 10. To see the entire list of tour dates and for more information on the tour, click here.

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