Festivals, Reunions — February 7, 2012 at 1:05 pm

The Jesus and Mary Chain sets short U.S. tour, including SXSW, 35 Denton fests

Long rumored to be making a return to the live arena following last year’s extensive reissue campaign, The Jesus and Mary Chain is set to play its first concerts in four years next month with a short run of U.S. dates that includes stops  at the 35 Denton festival in Denton, Texas, and South By Southwest.

According to a press release issued today, the Mary Chain will play at least four U.S. concerts in March, including the two festival dates and concerts in Houston and New Orleans. The brothers Reid will be joined by guitarist John Moore (sometimes drummer and guitarist from Pyschocandy line-up), bassist Phil King and “a drummer to be announced.”

It’s not clear whether more dates will be added.

The 35 Denton festival today announced that JAMC will headline the March 8-11 event, posting the video seen below, which features Denton act Baptist Generals covering the Mary Chain’s 1989 hit “Head On.” Other artists appearing include Built to Spill, The Raincoats and John Vanderslice.

After splitting in 1998, the Mary Chain reunited in 2007 and toured that year and into 2008 before falling dormant again. The group has said it’s working on a new album, but, aside from one song, no new music has emerged. Last fall, each JAMC album was reissued with a bonus CD and DVD.

Full lineup and ticket information on 35 Denton is available here.


The Jesus and Mary Chain tour dates:

March 11: Denton 35, Denton, Texas
March 12: House of Blues, New Orleans, LA
March 13: House of Blues, Houston, TX
March 14-18: South By Southwest, Austin, TX








  1. You can add a New Orleans show at the House of Blues, too, according to HOBNOLA on Facebook and Twitter.

    Twitter: “Dropped some upcoming show hints over on Facebook today, did you catch them… Can you figure it out”

    Facebook: “Psychocandy, Darklands, Automatic, Honey’s Dead…”

  2. From Pollstar (http://www.pollstar.com/resultsArtist.aspx?ID=118619&SortBy=Date):

    March 11th – Denton, Tx.
    March 12th – New Orleans, La.
    March 13th – Houston, Tx.

  3. More shows, please. Come to Seattle.

  4. I will be at SXSW! Can anyone please help me get tickets?

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