While Chris was mostly writing about newer bands in his recent coverage of the emo revival, several veterans acts have risen from the dead, too. We’ve gotten a new song from Sunny Day Real Estate, a reunion from American Football, and now emo greats Mineral have announced their first shows in 17 years. In addition to releasing some tour dates, frontman Chris Simpson shared a statement that you can read below.

Reconnecting with each other and this material for the first time in 17 years has been a real joy and pleasure. The shows will be the icing on the cake. We are grateful for the opportunity and looking forward to getting to play for all the people who have loved us all along as well as the many who have discovered us posthumously along the way.

(via NPR)

Tour Dates:
09/05 New York NY @ Bowery Ballroom
09/06 New York NY @ Bowery Ballroom
09/09: Washington D.C. @ Black Cat
09/10 Boston MA @ Brighton Music Hall
09/11 Philadelphia PA @ Union Transfer
09/12 Cleveland OH @ Grog Shop
11/2 Gainesville FL @ The Fest 13

Comments (6)
  1. I definitely, ahem, “negotiated” the break-up of my first long-term adult relationship by getting wasted and bawling/belting to Mineral. Oh, youth…

  2. Oh, cool, now I can hear the lyrics live that the girl I was dating in high school referenced in her AOL profile after she drunkenly / secretly made out with an upperclassman dude at a party, dumped me, fell for him hard immediately and then he went and started dating a different girl the next day, leaving her with nothing and me feeling like a fool (Lyrics in question, suitably from ‘Unfinished’: “I wish you could put your ear up to my heart / And hear how much I love you.”)

  3. With the way this whole “emo revival” thing is going, somebody should contact the makers of Emogame so they can cash in too.

    • Washed Up Emo did an interview with him last year. He’s still in the web / app development game: http://www.washedupemo.com/2013/04/interview-jason-oda-of-emogamecom.html

      • It’s actually fitting you mentioned him because when asked which band he’d like to see reunite:

        “I have to admit that I have not been to any of the reunions. My experience with emo was always at home in my bedroom alone listening to it and rarely at shows with scene friends, so I’m not big on reliving things through the shows much. I would however, go anywhere to see Mineral, but that’s about it.”

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