The Jesus Lizard will reform for a short time to play some shows for ATP.
The original Jesus Lizard lineup of David Yow, Duane Denison, David Wm. Sims and Mac McNeilly will reform for a very limited series of live dates in 2009, starting with the All Tomorrow’s Parties The Fans Strike Back in Minehead on May 9th and 10th.
The ATP press release states:
These shows will be the Jesus Lizard’s first since disbanding in 1999 and the first in twelve years to feature the original storied quartet. As anyone who has experienced the Jesus Lizard live can attest, they are one of the most intense and visceral musical assemblies to ever stalk a stage. This fleeting reunion offers an incredible opportunity to either be blown away all over again or to immerse yourself in the sweaty power and driving mayhem for the very first time.
In celebration of this event, Touch and Go Records will reissue four full-length releases from the Jesus Lizard in May 2009. Remastered recordings of Head, Goat, Liar, and Down will be available on both LP and CD, all with expanded packaging and liner notes. Bob Weston is heading up the remastering process with Steve Albini, the original session engineer, sitting in.
Taking place from the 8th – 10th May at Butlins Holiday Resort, Minehead, England, Fans Strike Back will see half of the festival line-up chosen by ATP and the other half voted for by everyone that buys a ticket. Voting has now started! Also added to the line-up today are The Cave Singers.
Due to some people not receiving their voting forms until late last week, the first round of voting will be tallied up and announced next Monday, 1st December, and we will then be inviting the top two bands on the list to perform.
The ATP curated bands so far are as follows:
THE JESUS LIZARD
SLEEP performing Holy Mountain / selections from Dopesmoker + more
YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS perform Colossal Youth
ANTIPOP CONSORTIUM GRAILS
THE CAVE SINGERS
The press release also states that Jesus Lizard will play their last show in Chicago in late November.
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