Category: Reunions

Listen: The Specials, ‘Vote For Me’ — first new single with Terry Hall since ‘Ghost Town’

Listen: The Specials, ‘Vote For Me’ — first new single with Terry Hall since ‘Ghost Town’

Legendary 2 Tone ska act The Specials this week released its first single with original lead frontman Terry Hall since 1981’s “Ghost Town,” a lilting new song called “Vote For Me” that is the first cut to surface off the band’s forthcoming reunion album Encore. Listen to the full track right here.

Minor Threat reunites to recreate iconic Dischord house porch shot from ‘Salad Days’

Minor Threat reunites to recreate iconic Dischord house porch shot from ‘Salad Days’

The former members of legendary D.C. hardcore act Minor Threat came together yesterday at their old record label’s famed Dischord house in Arlington, Va. — a reunion captured for posterity with a photo recreating the iconic cover shot of their 1985 Salad Days EP. Does this mean something more for the band? No.

Peter Murphy and David J unveil North American tour celebrating 40 years of Bauhaus

Peter Murphy and David J unveil North American tour celebrating 40 years of Bauhaus

Having just wrapped up their first leg Down Under, former bandmates Peter Murphy and David J today announced a 30-date North American segment of their tour celebrating the 40th anniversary of Bauhaus — a trek that’ll see the duo performing In the Flat Field in full. Full dates and details right here.

Watch: Oingo Boingo’s Danny Elfman, Steve Bartek reunite to perform ‘Dead Man’s Party’

Watch: Oingo Boingo’s Danny Elfman, Steve Bartek reunite to perform ‘Dead Man’s Party’

Back in 2013, former Oingo Boingo frontman Danny Elfman sang in concert for the first time since that band’s demise in 1995, taking the mic during an orchestral performance of some of the beloved film scores he’s composed for director Tim Burton’s work. He did it again this weekend, and sang an Oingo Boingo song, too.

Soft Cell waves goodbye with 30-song farewell performance in London — setlist + video

Soft Cell waves goodbye with 30-song farewell performance in London — setlist + video

Marc Almond and Dave Ball reunited as Soft Cell tonight for the first time in 15 years to simultaneously commemorate the classic synthpop act’s 40th anniversary and bid fans farewell with one final concert — dubbed, naturally, “Say Hello, Wave Goodbye.” Check out the full setlist and see selected video right here.

Dead Can Dance returns with ambitious new album ‘Dionysus,’ plus 2019 tour of Europe

Dead Can Dance returns with ambitious new album ‘Dionysus,’ plus 2019 tour of Europe

The enigmatic Dead Can Dance — led by co-founders and mainstays Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard — today announced the release for their ninth studio album, a song cycle of “seven movements representing different facets of the Dionysus myth and his cult.” The group also announced a European tour for spring 2019.

Soft Cell debuts ‘Northern Lights’ — first new song in 15 years — off upcoming best-of

Soft Cell debuts ‘Northern Lights’ — first new song in 15 years — off upcoming best-of

With Marc Almond reuniting with Dave Ball to commemorate Soft Cell’s 40th anniversary with one final farewell concert next month, the duo also have produced some new music go to along with the occasion: two new songs, in fact, that will be included on a new singles collection. Hear one of them right here.

NItzer Ebb reactivates with giant ‘1982-2010: The Box Set,’ live shows planned for 2019

NItzer Ebb reactivates with giant ‘1982-2010: The Box Set,’ live shows planned for 2019

EBM giants Nitzer Ebb, last active with the release of 2010’s Industrial Complex and subsequent touring, today announced a giant career-spanning vinyl box set and plans to tour in 2019 with original drummer David Gooday back on board for the first time since 1987. Full tracklists are available right here.

The The plays first show in 16 years, opens ‘Comeback Special’ with career-spanning set

The The plays first show in 16 years, opens ‘Comeback Special’ with career-spanning set

Matt Johnson debuted the 2018 incarnation of The The on Friday night, playing a 24-song, career-spanning set to open the first of three warm-up gigs for the highly anticipated Comeback Special tour — a show that marked The The’s first live performance in 16 years. See the full setlist right here.

Premiere: Shriekback, ‘Catmandu’ — off new album ‘Why Anything? Why This?’

Premiere: Shriekback, ‘Catmandu’ — off new album ‘Why Anything? Why This?’

After returning to the concert stage for the first time in a quarter century last year, Shriekback next will deliver its 14th studio album, with the 10-song collection Why Anything? Why This? — the group’s first in three years — due later this month. Today we’re thrilled to premiere a track off that album: “Catmandu.”

The Jesus Lizard keeps reunion going with announcement of September dates in U.S.

The Jesus Lizard keeps reunion going with announcement of September dates in U.S.

Following their performance at the Day For Night Festival and a handful of other U.S. dates last December, iconic noise-rock act The Jesus Lizard have signaled they’re keeping their reunion going, announcing another short run of shows this coming September. Full dates right here.

Watch: Peter Murphy and David J reunite to perform Bauhaus set in Mexico

Watch: Peter Murphy and David J reunite to perform Bauhaus set in Mexico

With their former bandmates off performing together as Poptone, the other half of Bauhaus — Peter Murphy and David J — reunited on stage today at a festival in Mexico to perform a set of Bauhaus classics ahead of their rescheduled run of shows in San Francisco this summer. See video footage here.

New Dead Can Dance album — first in 6 years — near completion, Brendan Perry says

New Dead Can Dance album — first in 6 years — near completion, Brendan Perry says

The enigmatic Dead Can Dance — led by co-founders and mainstays Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard — have recorded a new studio album, the group’s second since reuniting in 2011 and the first to be released in six years, Perry revealed in a tweet on Saturday. It’s not yet known when the album will be released.