Steve Wynn will reunite The Dream Syndicate this September for the first time in more than 20 years to play “a handful of shows” in Spain to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the seminal Paisley Underground act’s debut album The Days of Wine and Roses — plus “very possibly some more (concerts) beyond” those performances.
Wynn announced the reformation on his website and Facebook page, although no actual tour dates have yet been revealed. The band will feature frontman Wynn, original drummer Dennis Duck, bassist Mark Walton (who joined after 1984’s Medicine Show) and guitarist Jason Victor, who plays in Wynn’s current band, The Miracle Three.
The shows will mark The Dream Syndicate’s first full concert since a show at San Francisco’s I-Beam on Dec. 19, 1988. The band, however, did reunite once, on Sept. 4, 1991, for a Los Angeles benefit for musician and journalist Craig Lee, who was suffering from AIDS and would ultimately succumb to the disease. The Dream Syndicate — Wynn, Duck, Walton and guitarist Paul Cutler, who apparently declared it his last live performance ever — played three songs that night.
Read Wynn’s full statement about the reunion:
“This September marks the 30 year anniversary of the release of The Days of Wine and I’m excited to say The Dream Syndicate will be commemorating the date by reforming for a handful of shows in Spain, the first time that Dennis Duck, Mark Walton and I will have performed as the Dream Syndicate since we walked off stage at the I-Beam in San Francisco back in 1988. We’re going to be joined for these dates (and very possibly some more beyond) by Jason Victor who has so ably carried the torch of the guitarists who have played these songs with us before. I’m really looking forward to these shows and I hope that some of you will have the chance to come down and see them for yourselves.”
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