The original lineup of Microdisney will reunite next June after 30 years apart for a one-off performance of their 1985 album The Clock Comes Down the Stairs, considered to be among the greatest Irish albums ever made, at Dublin’s National Concert Hall. The band will play on June 2.
The reunited Norwegian pop trio a-ha has begun rolling out summer 2018 tour dates, including a half-dozen shows in the U.K. that will find the group playing football stadiums and cricket grounds with all-star synthpop support from OMD and Tom Bailey of the Thompson Twins. See full dates here.
Matt Johnson continues to slowly expand the much-anticipated live return of The The next year, today announcing the group will headline Festival No. 6 in Portmeirion, a booking that’s being billed as the band’s only confirmed U.K. date outside London. See full dates here.
Iconic noise-rock act The Jesus Lizard will come together this December to play its first concert since its 2009 reunion tour, joining Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, Solange, St. Vincent, Laurie Anderson and more on the bill of the Day For Night Festival in Houston, Texas.
Peter Murphy has enlisted former bandmate David J to play bass in his band during the final three, Bauhaus-focused nights of his expanded 16-night residency in San Francisco next year, a run of shows that had been postponed due to the singer’s vocal problems. See full details here.
The Dream Syndicate this Friday will release its first new album in near 30 years, the eight-song How Did I Find Myself Here? And as the big release date approaches, the band this week debuted a new music video for the album’s opener, “Filter Me Through You.” Watch it right here.
The reunited Midnight Oil is back in the U.S. for a short second round of dates on its Great Circle 2017 world tour, a run of shows that brought the band to New York City’s Terminal 5 on Aug. 21 — a date that would have been the late Joe Strummer’s 65th birthday. Watch the Oils’ cover of “London Calling” here.
The Meat Puppets recently were inducted into the Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame, and, to mark the honor bestowed by their home state, original drummer Derrick Bostrom joined brothers Curt and Cris Kirkwood on stage for the first time in nearly 22 years. See video of their reunion here.
Last night, The Jesus and Mary Chain played the EDP Vilar de Mouros festival in Portugal, a bill that included The Mission and Primal Scream — presenting an ideal opportunity for the Reid brothers to reunite with their original drummer, Primals frontman Bobby Gillepsie. Watch that onstage reunion here.
The Jesus and Mary Chain, who mounted a 9-date North American tour this past May, this week announced plans to return to the U.S. for 12 more concerts this October and November in support of the band’s first new album in 18 years, Damage and Joy. See the full dates here.
There was much speculation that the reunion of Glen Danzig and Jerry Only for a pair of Misfits performances ended with those appearances at RiotFest in Chicago and Denver. But that’s not the case, as the so-called Original Misfits have announced a Dec. 30 date in Los Angeles.
Hard-rocking shoegazers Swervedriver are returning to the studio to record their second post-reunion album, a follow-up to 2015 comeback I Wasn’t Born To Lose You that can now be pre-ordered — along with various fan-friendly enticements — via a PledgeMusic campaign. Full details, and tour dates, here.
The reunited Dream Syndicate have debuted the second new track off their upcoming album How Did I Find Myself Here? — the band’s first new record in nearly 30 years — and announced a 12-date U.S. tour in support of that release this December. Stream the new song here, and check out tour dates.
Tanya Donelly has announced plans to go into the studio with her reunited ’90s act Belly to record that band’s 22-years-in-the-making third album, and she’s re-teaming with her former Throwing Muses bandmate (and step-sister) Kristin Hersh for a concert this fall in Boston.