(Note: Updated with ticket on-sale info!)
There’d been rumblings about this for a little while, but now it’s official: The Dismemberment Plan are reuniting for a short, five-show East Coast tour in January.
The tour is in support of Barsuk Records’ re-issue of the band’s seminal Emergency & I, which is due out on January 11th in the form of a 180 gram, deluxe gatefold LP.
The tour includes two stops in the band’s hometown of Washington, D.C. (Black Cat and 9:30 Club), as well as shows in Philly, Boston and New York. I’d heard rumors of a wider 2-3 week tour, but unfortunately it doesn’t look like that’s in the cards at the moment. However, the quote from bassist Eric Axelson in the Washington Post article that broke the news (written by former Q and Not U guitarist and now journalist Chris Richards) suggests that a longer-term reunion may be a possibility if things go well.
Fingers crossed. Until then, though, I guess I’m headed to DC in January.
All tickets go on sale this Friday, September 17th, at noon Eastern. For the New York show only there is an AMEX pre-sale on Wednesday (no time specified). DC and Philly shows are all-ages and $20, Boston is 18+ and $20, and New York is 18+ and $25. Full details here.
Dismemberment Plan Reunion Tour
Jan. 21: Washington, D.C (Black Cat)
Jan. 22: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)
Jan. 27: Philadelphia, PA (Starlight Ballroom)
Jan. 28: Boston, MA (Paradise)
Jan. 29: New York, NY (Webster Hall)
(Ya gotta watch this second one — DC kids dancing! It actually happens!)