Yesterday Idolator reported via Earcandyblog that Seattle emo pioneers Sunny Day Real Estate will reunite for a pair of West Coast fall shows. Now an official press release has confirmed all four original members — including Foo Fighter Nate Mendel — will hit the road for a full fall reunion tour. "We got together in March and played," Enigk told Seattle radio station The End during an interview taped a few weeks ago.
Sunny Day Real Estate split in 2001 after business troubles threatened to derail their creative process. Guitarist Dan Hoerner, bassist Mendel and drummer William Goldsmith formed the band in 1992 and Enigk joined soon thereafter, but they split three years later after a tour supporting Sub Pop debut Diary, though they did manage to release '95's LP2. They reunited in 1998 (with Jeff Palmer stepping in for Mendel) and released two more studio albums and a live set. Their most recent LP was 2000's The Rising Tide.
"I wasn't around for the second version of the band that recorded the third and fourth albums, so I've always had a feeling of unfinished business there," Mendel said in a statement. "We had all these outsized ideas back then, 'Everyone's going to learn a new instrument,' and 'Let's do a rock opera,' but before we could get anywhere with them, the band broke up. We left behind all these weird and beautiful songs, though, and they've stuck with me all this time. I'm really happy that we get a chance to play them together again."
Sept. 17 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Sept. 18 - Portland @ Crystal Ballroom (Musicfest NW)
Sept. 20 - Salt Lake City @ Murray Theater
Sept. 21 - Denver @ Ogden Theater
Sept. 23 - Minneapolis @ First Avenue
Sept. 24 - Chicago @ Metro
Sept. 25 - Detroit @ St Andrews Hall
Sept. 27 - New York @ Terminal 5
Sept. 28 - Boston @ House of Blues
Sept. 30 - Washington DC @ 930 Club
Oct. 1 - Philadelphia @ Trocadero
Oct. 3 - Atlanta @ CW Center Stage
Oct. 5 - Dallas @ Granada Theater
Oct. 6 - Houston @ Warehouse Live
Oct. 7 - Austin @ La Zona Rosa
Oct. 9 - Tempe @ Marquee Theatre
Oct. 10 - Anaheim @ House of Blues
Oct. 11 - Los Angeles @ Henry Fonda eater
Oct. 13 - San Francisco @ Fillmore
Oct. 15 - Spokane @ Knitting Factory
Oct. 16 - Seattle @ Paramount Theatre