At the Drive In Will Reunite for Next Year’s Rock on the Range Festival
At the Drive-In will reunite come the new year, and it no doubt comes as a pleasant surprise for longtime fans of the Texas-hailing post-hardcore outfit. It's also caught some of the band's members off guard.
Columbus, Ohio-based festival Rock on the Range recently announced its 2016 lineup, and At the Drive-In is included among its ranks. Accordingly, many have concluded the band has plans to reunite in the coming year, however, the El Paso Times interviewed co-founder Jim Ward just a few weeks ago, and at the time, he said he had no knowledge of a forthcoming At the Drive-In reunion. When the reporter followed up with Ward about Rock on the Range, he seemed just as surprised as everyone else, saying he couldn’t confirm or deny a reunion.
At the Drive-In’s Rock on the Range gig will mark their first show together in four years. The band originally broke up in 2001 after not quite a decade together and three albums. Soon after their disbandment, At the Drive-In’s Omar Rodríguez-López and Cedric Bixler-Zavala formed the Mars Volta. They, in turn, broke up in 2012, the same year At the Drive-In briefly reunited for a handful of shows for the first time. That jaunt ran its course before 2012 was out. Rodríguez-López and Bixler-Zavala teamed up once again as Antemasque and released their self-titled debut last year.