Indie rockers Luna broke up in 2004, but on Tuesday, the group announced a reunion with tour dates in 2015. Frontman Dean Wareham announced the news on Twitter, simply saying, “10 years since the last Luna show; we are planning a short Spanish tour for April 2015.” So far, the group has booked seven dates in Spain, but Wareham said that Luna will play New York City, as well as a few other U.S. dates, later in the year.
In their initial 13-year run, Luna honed a moody, introspective sound that owed a debt to influences like the Velvet Underground, for whom they opened up on a European reunion tour, and Television, whose Tom Verlaine made a guest appearance on their 1995 album Penthouse.
The news of the group’s reunion comes almost exactly 10 years to the day after the release of the group’s final album, Rendezvous, which came out on October 26th, 2004. The group, which Wareham formed in the early Nineties after the demise of dream rockers Galaxie 500, announced its breakup about a week before the record came out. The group played its final gig in February 2005.
“Anyone who has ever been in a band knows why,” Wareham said at the time. “This is what bands do. There was no incident, no fight or anything like that. We’ve been around for a long time. If you look at the other bands that stay together this long, they are usually making millions of dollars.”
After the group’s breakup, Wareham and the band’s bassist, Britta Phillips, put out three albums and toured. The couple married around the time they recorded their Back Numbers record, which came out in 2007. Dean and Britta have continued to tour and, most recently, Wareham put out the solo album Dean Wareham, which My Morning Jacket’s Jim James produced and featured Phillips in the band, this past April.
Luna Spanish Tour Dates:
April 17 – Gijón, SP @ Gijón Sound Festival
April 18 – Santander @ Escenario Santander
April 20 – Madrid @ Teatro Lara
April 21 – Cádiz @ Aulario la Bomba
April 22 – Valencia @ La Rambleta
April 24 – Zaragoza @ Centro de Las Armas
April 25 – San Sebastián @ Intxaurrondo