At The Drive-In Announce Spring 2016 Tour Dates
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A new mysterious video has just been released by the critically acclaimed rock band At The Drive In, last night the group decided to take to social media and post a quick 15-second teaser video to their followers. What this video may be about? only guesses and rumors are circulating to what the band is planning for the near future. According to mxdwn.co.uk, whatever exciting news this is will be announced tomorrow on the 21st January 2016. Whether it is new material, or a tour announcement, plenty are excited for the potential news to come.
The Texas native, post-hardcore, punk band started their journey in 1993, they released three studio albums and five EP’s before breaking up in 2001. The group started their journey with the release of their first LP Acrobatic Tenement which they then debuted with a large tour which during At the Drive-In began developing a large underground following by mostly playing in basements and small venues across the western United States, with their popularity being spread by word of mouth among fans. The following years saw two more studio albums In/casino/out, and their final album Relationship of Command which received a number of accolades and is cited as a landmark of the post-hardcore genre
Through their history At The Drive-In have had many numerous internal struggles between band members, most commonly founding members Omar Rodriguez, Cedric Bixler and Jim Ward who have had trouble consistently seeing eye to eye, At The Drive-In haven’t released any new material for pushing 16 years now, leading fans and critics to believe that the band was over and they would no longer play, but it seems as though they have chosen to set aside petty differences and come together again to create something special for their adoring fans.
Before this announcement, all that was known was that At The Drive-In were set to reunite after many years and perform live once again at Ohio’s Rock on the Range Festival (see the article here), and whilst those plans do not seem to have changed; to receive new material on top of this was completely unheard of. However, all the signs in the teaser video would lead you to believe that new music, rather than a new tour, will be the expected announcement. The clue that would make a person guess this is the fact that in the teaser video it is unheard of music playing in the background, rather than an old snippet from the tracklist history.
Considering all the factors involved, no matter what the announcement the band chooses to make, it seems that they have already captured their fans attention and will be showing us what they actually have in store tomorrow.
Update: At the Drive-In have just announced a world tour to take place in the coming months as well as some new music!
When the wildly successful post-hardcore punk band, At the Drive-In, announced that they would finally be reuniting back in 2012, they made a firm statement that they would not be making any new songs. In the spirit of punk they have smashed those former promises and through the rubble they have actually made some new material, via Pitchfork. Along with this new music release they have announced an extensive world tour that will kick off in late March. The tour will start in Hollywood, CA at the Fonda Theatre on 23 March and immediately take the group overseas to Dublin, Ireland at Vicar Streer just three days later. Once overseas, At the Drive-In will play shows in London, Paris, Cologne, Amsterdam, Brussels, Berlin, Vienna, Milan, Lausanne and Barcelona. After the Barcelona show they will wrap up their European leg of the tour and return back to the United States. The first show in the U.S. will be at the infamous Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta, GA followed by shows in Nashville, Chicago, Columbus and San Francisco to name a few. With a few appearances in Canada, the band will definitely get a lot of miles under them before the tour is over. For the full tour dates and ticketing information look below. Also included below are the two tour flyers released by the band for the North American and European tours.
The most exciting part about these two announcements from the group is that they will be including the original and full lineup, according to Pitchfork. The lineup will consist of Cedric Bixler Zavala, Jim Ward, Tony Hajjar, Paul Hinojos and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez.
At the Drive-In Tour 2016 Tour Dates:
03-23 Hollywood, CA – Fonda Theatre
03-26 Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street
03-27 London, England – Roundhouse
03-29 Paris, France- Le Trianon
03-30 Cologne, Germany – Palladium
03-31 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg
04-01 Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique (AB)
04-04 Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle
04-05 Vienna, Austria – Vienna Arena (Arena Wien)
04-07 Milan, Italy – Fabrique
04-07-10 Lausanne, Switzerland – Impetus Festival 2016
04-10 Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz
05-13-15 Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival 2016
05-17 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
05-19 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
05-20-22 Columbus, OH – Rock on the Range 2016
06-03 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
06-06 Portland, OR – Mcmenamin’s Crystal Ballroom
06-07 Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore Ballroom
06-08 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
06-13 Philadelphia, PA – Fillmore Philadelphia
06-14 Washington D.C. – 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, Ontario – Phoenix Concert Hall