2016 is the year for comebacks.
Another rock band is set to return this year with a string of new shows around the world. 90s rock band At The Drive-In will re-unite for the second time this decade for a hard-hitting comeback tour which includes numerous festival dates and at least one UK show.
At The Drive-In reunite again
It has been 16 years since the band released their US Heatseekers number one 'Relationship of Command', before they separated a year later. They briefly returned in 2012, but they are indeed back once again and it looks like there might even be some new music on the horizon. In the first set of announced dates for 2016, they'll be playing London's Roundhouse on March 27th, Dublin's Vicar Street on March 26th, alongside several European dates in Paris, Vienna, Berlin and Barcelona, before setting out across North America visiting all the major cities - New York, Toronto, Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta - with festival appearances at Shaky Knees and Rock On The Range.
It will be the first time they've played live since their headline show at London's Brixton Academy in 2012, but this year we may see some new tunes. The band uploaded a very short clip of some heavy sounding guitar vibes on their Instagram page, prompting fans to go into frenzied excitement.
It was looking doubtful for a long time that we'd ever see any short of long-term comeback. It was revealed back in 2013 that relationships between certain members of the group, like Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler, weren't as amiable as they could be, given that the former had taken a break from their new band The Mars Volta to form another new band called Bosnian Rainbows. Even so, Rodriguez-Lopez still suggested that there might be a future in the band, and it looks like he was right.
At the Drive-In 2016 Tour Dates:
03/23 - Hollywood, CA @ Fonda Theatre
03/26 - Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street
03/27 - London, UK @ Roundhouse
03/29 - Paris, FR @ Le Trianon
03/30 - Cologne, DE @ Palladium
03/31 - Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
04/01 - Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
04/04 - Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
04/05 - Vienna, AT @ Vienna Arena
04/07 - Milan, IT @ Fabrique
04/08-09 - Lausanne, CH @ Impetus Festival
04/10 - Barcelona, ES @ Razzmatazz
05/13-15 - Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Festival
05/17 - Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
05/19 - Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
05/20-22 - Columbus, OH @ Rock on the Range Music Festival
06/03 - San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
06/05 - Portland, OR @ McMenamin's Crystal Ballroom
06/07 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
06/08 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
06/11 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
06/14 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
06/17 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5
06/18 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
06/21 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's Hall
06/23 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Hall