Category: Reunions

Tour dates: Pixies to play ‘Doolittle’ at 20th anniversary concerts in Europe

Tour dates: Pixies to play ‘Doolittle’ at 20th anniversary concerts in Europe

The reunited Pixies will celebrate the 20th anniversary of 1989’s Doolittle by playing their classic sophomore album in its entirety at 11 European concerts in […]

Shane MacGowan and The Pogues touring U.S. in October, playing Voodoo Experience

Shane MacGowan and The Pogues touring U.S. in October, playing Voodoo Experience

Boozy Celtic punk act The Pogues — including once-ousted frontman Shane MacGowan and his new teeth — will embark on a 12-date tour of the […]

Dinosaur Jr announces fall North American tour dates in support of ‘Farm’

Dinosaur Jr announces fall North American tour dates in support of ‘Farm’

With its new album, Farm, hitting stores today, Dinosaur Jr has announced a nearly two-month, coast-to-coast North American tour that runs from the end of […]

The Specials plot ‘final’ dates of 30th anniversary reunion tour of U.K.

The Specials plot ‘final’ dates of 30th anniversary reunion tour of U.K.

Reunited 2 Tone ska legends The Specials have announced a second U.K. tour this fall as part of the band’s 30th anniversary celebration — a […]

Living Colour to release new album, ‘The Chair in the Doorway,’ in September

Living Colour to release new album, ‘The Chair in the Doorway,’ in September

The hard-rocking Living Colour today announced plans to release its fifth album, The Chair in the Doorway, on Sept. 15, marking the quartet’s second full-length […]

Happy Mondays, Psychedelic Furs doubling up for U.S. club tour in September, October

Happy Mondays, Psychedelic Furs doubling up for U.S. club tour in September, October

Details are scarce, but it appears ’80s stalwarts — and John Hughes soundtrack stars — The Psychedelic Furs are plotting a fall club tour of […]

Pixies roar back to life with Stockholm, Isle of Wight gigs, plus ‘Minotaur’ box set

Pixies roar back to life with Stockholm, Isle of Wight gigs, plus ‘Minotaur’ box set

Dormant since 2007, the Pixies tore out of hibernation this weekend with a private gig and festival set in Stockholm and a high-profile slot at […]

Reunited Vaselines mounting North American tour in support of Sub Pop reissue

Reunited Vaselines mounting North American tour in support of Sub Pop reissue

With an expanded Sub Pop career retrospective hitting stories Tuesday, the reunited late-’80s Scottish indie-pop outfit The Vaselines — who played their first-ever U.S. concerts […]

Pixies add more European festival dates; ‘big announcement’ due Monday

Pixies add more European festival dates; ‘big announcement’ due Monday

With the once-again-reactivated Pixies promising “a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT on Monday” on the band’s Facebook page, several more European summer festival dates have begun surfacing. In […]

Video: The Specials reunion makes live debut on ‘Later with Jools Holland’

Video: The Specials reunion makes live debut on ‘Later with Jools Holland’

After a series of half-baked attempts over the years — Special Beat, anyone? — the near-complete reunion of 2 Tone ska legends The Specials finally […]

Industrial pioneer Throbbing Gristle to embark on first U.S. tour in 28 years

Industrial pioneer Throbbing Gristle to embark on first U.S. tour in 28 years

Industrial-rock/performance-art pioneer Throbbing Gristle has added one more New York date to its short Coachella-centric American tour later this month — the band’s first U.S. […]

X letting fans help pick setlists on ‘Total Request Live’ tour

X letting fans help pick setlists on ‘Total Request Live’ tour

With its original lineup —Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom and DJ Bonebrake —  still in place, the reunited X hits the road again this […]

Dinosaur Jr sets June 23 release for ‘Farm,’ reveals ‘Lord of the Rings’ cover art

Dinosaur Jr sets June 23 release for ‘Farm,’ reveals ‘Lord of the Rings’ cover art

The reunion of its classic ’80s lineup — J Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph — still intact, Dinosaur Jr this week revealed the track list […]

Sub Pop issuing new Vaselines retrospective

Sub Pop issuing new Vaselines retrospective

One of those bands whose fans — namely a certain Kurt Cobain — are better-known than the group itself, Scotland’s recently reunited Vaselines will receive […]