"We're all excited to be seeing each other, to be playing in a room again, and to be making music under a new context," said guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López. "This is where we all came from. We have different families now, we live in different places, but these are our roots, and a true person never forgets their roots. There's a safety in being around people you trust."
The new material would potentially comprise the first At the Drive-In album since 2000's Relationship of Command. The group had climbed the alt-rock ranks since forming in 1993, scoring a minor radio hit with Relationship of Command single "One Armed Scissor." But after six exhausting years of touring and recording, the group decided to split in 2001 to focus on other projects.
At the Drive-In reunited in 2012 for a string of festival appearances, which inspired them to start writing again and hit the road. While there are no concrete plans for an album yet, drummer Tony Hajjar said, "We're sending emails to each other with pieces of music or full songs, and are putting them together until we can have them all on a hard drive and are listening to them in the same room together."
At the Drive-In will kick off their 2016 trek on March 23rd at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles before heading to Europe for a string of dates. The group begins a stateside leg on May 15th at the Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta. A list of dates is below, though the group will announce more concerts in the future.
At the Drive-In Tour Dates
March 23 – Hollywood, CA @ Fonda Theatre
March 26 — Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street
March 27 — London, UK @ Roundhouse
March 29 – Paris, FR @ Le Trianon
March 30 – Cologne, DE @ Palladium
March 31 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
April 1 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
April 4 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
April 5 – Vienna, AT @ Vienna Arena
April 7 – Milan, IT @ Fabrique
April 8-9 – Lausanne, CH @ Impetus Festival
April 10 – Barcelona, ES @ Razzmatazz
May 13-15 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Festival
May 17 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
May 19 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
May 20-22 – Columbus, OH @ Rock on the Range Music Festival
June 3 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
June 5 – Portland, OR @ McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
June 7 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
June 8 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
June 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
June 14 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
June 17 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
June 18 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
June 21 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
June 23 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Hall