For all the emo fans in the room, big news today going around that Sunny Day Real Estate has announced a reunion tour and reissues of the first releases from their catalog. I kind of came up into this scene with my high school friends, but this was around the time that the tides were shifting to Braid, Texas is the Reason, The Promise Ring and other newer bands that were forming out of the bands that broke up in the mid-90’s. Well Sunny Day was one of them and two of the members went onto Foo Fighters with Dave Grohl, quite possibly the smartest move a set of musicians have ever made in regards to their career aspirations (or so I would think).
Seattle proto-emo heroes Sunny Day Real Estate have broken up twice, in 1995 and 2001. But they’re back together again for a North American reunion tour, and this time, all four original members are on board.
The reunion tour kicks off September 17 in Vancouver, and yes, they will play California. To celebrate, on September 15, Sub Pop will reissue the band’s two original-lineup albums: the stone classic 1994 debut Diary (one of the best-selling albums in Sub Pop history) and the 1995 follow-up LP2 (better known as The Pink Album). The reissues will include bonus tracks and new liner notes. This is going to rule.
Read on for the dates in your hometown.
Sunny Day Real Estate 2009 Reunion Tour Dates
09-17 Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore Ballroom
09-18 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
09-20 Murray, UT – Murray Theater
09-21 Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
09-23 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
09-24 Chicago, IL – Metro
09-25 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
09-27 New York, NY – Terminal Five
09-28 Boston, MA – House of Blues
09-30 Washington, D.C. – 930 Club
10-01 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
10-03 Atlanta, GA – CW Center Stage
10-05 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
10-06 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live – Ballroom
10-07 Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa
10-09 Tempe, AZ – Marquee
10-10 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
10-11 Los Angeles, CA – Henry Fonda Theater
10-13 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
10-15 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
10-16 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theater