Last fall, Dean Wareham announced plans to reunite his post-Galaxie 500 band Luna for the first time in a decade for shows this coming spring in Spain. Today, though, he followed that up with big news for U.S. fans: The band’s reunion will open with an April 13 show in Los Angeles, with the promise of more American dates this fall.
Luna will play its first concert in 10 years at The Echo in L.A. before heading overseas for 15 dates in Spain and Portugal beginning April 17. Tickets for the L.A. show go on sale noon PST Thursday.
On Twitter, Wareham added that additional U.S. concerts will follow later this year:
playing one Luna show in the USA this spring, with more to come in the fall http://t.co/XBkE4Z2F26
— Dean Wareham (@WarehamDean) February 9, 2015
Wareham founded Luna in 1991 following the demise of famed dream-pop trio Galazie 500, and the band would release seven albums over its 13-year run. After Luna’s split, Wareham continued to make music with bassist Britta Phillips, and the two would later marry.
See full tour dates below:
Luna tour dates:
April 13: The Echo, Los Angeles, CA, USA
April 17: Teatro Jovellanos, Gijón, Spain
April 18: Escenario Santander, Santander, Spain
April 19: TBC, Baleares, Spain
April 20: Teatro Lara, Madrid, Spain
April 21: Teatro Lara, Madrid, Spain
April 22: La Cambra, Valencia, Spain
April 23: Sala Bikini, Barcelona, Spain
April 24: Centro Musical y Artistico Las Armas, Zaragoza, Spain
April 25: Intxaurrondo Kultur Etxea, San Sebastián, Spain
April 26: Casa da Musica, Porto, Portugal
April 28: Aulario La Bomba, Cadiz, Spain
April 29: Las Cocheras del Puerto, Huelva, Spain
April 30: Planta Baja, Granada, Spain
May 1: SOS Festival, Murcia, Spain
May 2: Insomni, Girona, Spain
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- Stream: Galaxie 500’s Dean Wareham, ‘Love is Colder Than Death’ — off upcoming mini-LP
- Additional ‘Dean Wareham Plays Galaxie 500′ concerts scheduled through December
- Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500: Special one-off concert set for Atlanta this fall
- Galaxie 500 reissues 3 albums on remastered vinyl, and as DRM-free digital downloads
Nice! Hopefully a Galaxie 500 reunion next.
That will never happen, Daniel. Very bad blood. Have you seen Dean & Britta performing Galaxie songs on YouTube?
Right on, long overdue but I’m grateful it’s happening. Here’s a vote for SEATTLE and a date at the Showbox. Luna’s show there around 1998 was epic, and the venue and stage are the proper size for the band.
They played Nemo’s or whatever it’s called on the farewell tour in 2005 and it was way too small, everyone was all shoehorned in. Give us a venue with room to move! (Please.)
Luna added a whole slew of US dates in October.
There are 2 shows in Atlanta where the tour opener features the band played their classic album ‘Penthouse’ from start to finish…