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At The Drive In Announce Second Toronto Show

“Home” is the word that the members of At The Drive-In use to describe the group, formed by a bunch of kids in El Paso, Texas in the mid-90’s and growing into a beloved hard-rock headliner. The five members of the band have been involved in countless other projects since its inception, and during its prolonged hiatus in the 00s. Yet At The Drive-In has long represented an enduring origin story for the quintet, who think of the band less as a rock institution and more as a family. This year, that family will officially reunite — and unveil some brand-new ideas.

After previously announcing a handful of 2016 performances, including the Shaky Knees and Rock On The Range festivals on back-to-back weekends in May, At The Drive-In has announced a 27-city live run that will be much more extensive than the band’s 2012 reunion tour, with more 2016 dates to be announced at a later date (see below for details). Along with the upcoming performances, the band also confirms that they are working on new music, to be potentially used for the band’s first album since 2000’s Relationship of Command. In case it wasn’t clear: At The Drive-In is planning a massive 2016.

The decision to reunite was a natural one, and the first 2016 shows were announced in late 2015. Rodríguez-López points out that the 2012 reunion only lasted 10 shows, but that At The Drive-In is excited for a more expansive trek in 2016. Festivities will kick off on Mar. 23 in Los Angeles, continue through Europe into April, then return to North America for a slate of May and June performances.

So what does this renaissance represent to At The Drive-In? For its members, it simply means another opportunity for five best friends to spend time and create together. More than 20 years in, Hajjar and Rodríguez-López say that they’ve never felt closer to each other than they do right now. Onstage and on record together, At The Drive-In feels at home.

“We came together in this small town where I still live,” says Rodríguez-López. “We found each other, and were passionate about what we were doing — and in a very positive way, we didn’t give a fuck. We did all these years of work where we played to five people. It didn’t matter if there was one person or five thousand [watching us]. It was about the fact that we were together, whatever we were doing. And we’re doing it.”

See the full article here: http://www.fuse.tv/2016/01/at-the-drive-in-interview-new-music-tour-dates-exclusive

 

Check out At The Drive-In’s current 2016 tour itinerary below:

Mar. 23: Los Angeles, Calif. (The Fonda)
Mar. 26: Dublin, Ireland (Vicar Street)
Mar. 27: London, United Kingdom (Roundhouse)
Mar. 29: Paris, France (Trianon)
Mar. 30: Cologne, Germany (Palladium)
Mar. 31: Amsterdam, Germany (Melkweg)
Apr. 1: Brussels, Belgium (Ancienne Belgique)
Apr. 2: Luxembourg, Luxembourg (Den Atelier)
Apr. 4: Berlin, Germany (Columbiahalle)
Apr. 5: Vienna, Austria (Arena Vienna)
Apr. 7: Milan, Italy (Fabrique)
Apr. 8: Lausanne, Switzerland (Impetus Festival (Les Docks))
Apr. 10: Barcelona, Spain (Razzmatazz)
May 15: Atlanta, Ga. (Shaky Knees Festival)
May 17: Nashville, Tenn. (Marathon Music Works)
May 19: Chicago, Ill. (Riviera Theater)
May 22: Columbus, Ohio (Rock on the Range Festival)
June 3: San Francisco, Calif. (The Warfield)
June 6: Portland, Oreg. (Crystal Ballroom)
June 7: Vancouver (Commodore Ballroom)
June 8: Seattle, Wash. (Showbox Sodo)
June 13: Philadelphia, Penn. (The Fillmore)
June 14: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)
June 17: New York, N.Y. (Terminal 5)
June 18: Boston, Mass. (House of Blues)
June 21: Detroit, Mich. (St. Andrews)
June 23: Toronto (Phoenix Concert Hall) – SOLD OUT

June 24: Toronto (Phoenix Concert Hall) – NEW DATE ADDED!

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