Nationally known rockers Soul Asylum will perform Saturday at The Metro, 201 E. Lake St.

The Drunk Drivers and FM Down will open the performance, for which doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $25 in advance and, if any remain, $30 at the door. For tickets go to

Soul Asylum, initially known as Loud Fast Rules, formed in Minneapolis in 1981. The band's live sets and early releases on the hometown indie label Twin/Tone — including the albums "Say What You Will," "Made to Be Broken" and "While You Were Out" — earned a loyal fan base and critical acclaim.

Soul Asylum entered the major-label scene with 1988's "Hang Time" and its 1990 follow-up, "And the Horse They Rode In On," and achieving a breakthrough with the  three-times platinum "Grave Dancers Union (1992) and its follow-up, 1995's "Let Your Dim Light Shine." "Grave Dancers Union" featured the international hits "Runaway Train," which won a 1994 Grammy as Best Rock Song, and "Black Gold," while "Let Your Dim Light Shine" (platinum) spawned the hit "Misery."

The band went on hiatus after 1998's "Candy From a Stranger" and returned to action in 2006 with "The Silver Lining" and "Delayed Reaction" six years later. In 2018 Sony Legacy released a previously unheard live album, “Live from Liberty Lunch, Austin, TX,” recorded in 1992.