Codeine Announce Reunion Tour, Album Reissues

Rock trio will trek through America, Europe

February 21, 2012 4:20 PM ET
Codeine, Frigid Stars
Codeine, Frigid Stars

Codeine is primed for a noisy spring. The heavy, turgid Nineties rockers have reunited in support of the rerelease of their influential catalog and will hit the road on an American and European tour.

Pitchfork reports that the New York trio – whose aggressive yet glacial songs inspired scores of rockers in the mid- to late-Nineties – will tour from April to July. They'll hit New York twice and journey to Tokyo and London to perform in the tastemaking All Tomorrow's Parties festivals. Codeine's past three releases are being redistributed through Numero Group on May 22nd. Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd of the Flaming Lips have written new liner notes for the albums.

Confirmed Codeine tour dates:
4-09 Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern
4-14 Tokyo, Japan - All Tomorrow's Parties
5-26 London, England - All Tomorrow's Parties
5-27 Brussels, Belgium - Ancienne Belgique
5-28 Groningen, Netherlands - Vera
5-30 Vienna, Austria - Szene
5-31 Bologna, Italy - Lokomotiv
6-01 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound
6-08 Porto, Portugal - Primavera Sound
6-29 Brooklyn, NY - Bell House
6-30 Brighton, MA - Brighton Music Hall
7-01 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
7-09-10 Seattle, WA - Triple Door
7-11 Portland, OR - Doug Fir
7-12 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
7-13 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
7-15 New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge

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