After literally years of speculation and rumours, Sunny Day Real Estate have 'done a Get Up Kids' and announced their reformation as well as plotting a tour.
The reformation sees all for original band members back together for a 17 date US tour (below). In addition to this rather wonderful news, their record label, Sub Pop, are going to continue their recent tradition of neato re-issues with Diary and LP2.
According to Sub Pop, both albums will include the usual rare bonus tracks but also newly written liner notes. They'll be released in both Compact Disc and Long Player format on September 19.
The original line-up of the band hasn't played together since 1995, when Nate Mendel and William Goldsmith joined Foo Fighters. Mendel still plays bass for that band to this very day.
Unlike The Get Up Kids, however, they aren't coming to the UK. Yet.
Dates for thee diary:
September 17 - Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Canada
September 18 - Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR, Music Fest NW
September 20 - Murray Theater, Murray UT
September 21 - Ogden Theater, Denver CO
September 23 - First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
September 24 - Metro, Chicago IL
September 25 - St. Andrew's Hall, Detroit MI
September 27 - Terminal Five, New York NY
September 28 - House of Blues (Boston), Boston MA
September 30 - 930 Club, Washington DC
October 1 - Trocadero, Philadelphia PA
October 3 - CW Center Stage, Atlanta GA
October 5 - Granada Theater (TX), Dallas TX
October 6 - Warehouse Live - Ballroom (TX), Houston TX
October 7 - La Zona Rosa, Austin TX
October 9 - Marquee (Tempe), Tempe AZ
October 10 - House of Blues (Anaheim), Anaheim CA
October 11 - Henry Fonda Theater, Los Angeles CA
October 13 - The Fillmore, San Francisco CA
October 15 - Knitting Factory - Spokane, Spokane WA
October 16 - Paramount Theater, Seattle WA
Nate Mendel said of the reunion:
“I wasn’t around for the second version of the band that recorded the 3rd and 4th albums, so I’ve always had a feeling of unfinished business there,”
“We had all these out-sized ideas back then, ‘Everyone’s going to learn a new instrument,’ and ‘Let’s do a rock opera,’ but before we could get anywhere with them, the band broke up. We left behind all these weird and beautiful songs, though, and they’ve stuck with me all this time. I’m really happy that we get a chance to play them together again.”