Underoath Make Amends, Will Reunite for Self Help Music Festival
Post-hardcore outfit Underoath announced today (Aug. 16), five years after their last album Ø (Disambiguation) and two years after playing their final show in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Jan. 26, 2013, that they will reunite for a performance at the 2016 Self Help Music Festival, on March 19 at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, Calif.
It is not yet clear if the reunion will be anything more than a one-off performance, but drummer Aaron Gillespie seems pretty amped about it, saying in a press release, “This will be fun, just pure fun. So excited to get real closure and give all the peeps the best night ever with my five oldest buddies.”
Vocalist Spencer Chamberlain added, “I think after the storm settled, we immediately started being friends again. I’m not sure if the ‘stars aligned’ or what. All of our schedules lined up to where we could do this show. I couldn’t be more stoked!”
When the band announced its break-up in late 2012, Chamberlain said, "It's sad to say that we feel like it's time to close this chapter, but we have never seen things more clearly. These have been the best years of my entire life, and I owe that to every single person who ever supported this band along the way. This wasn't a quick decision by any means. It's just time for us to move on."
The reunited lineup will consist of Gillespie, Chamberlain, Grant Brandell, Chris Dudley, James Smith and Tim McTague. If you have 13 minutes to spare, check out the closing two songs from the last show of Underoath's 2013 farewell tour below.