Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger of The Doors have announced plans for a "Doors" reunion show on Sept. 6 at the California Motor Speedway in Los Angeles.
Jim Morrison will naturally be unable to perform as he died over thirty years ago, but nonetheless, Ian Astbury of The Cult will handle the majority of the lead vocals and there will be special guest vocalists and musicians as well.
Drummer John Densmore is also expected to perform, but there is a possibility that his doctor will forbid him from playing. The Doors have already arranged for an alternate drummer to fill in. More info can be found at at the band's official website : http://www.thedoors.com.
This will not be the first time the band have performed under the name "The Doors" since Jim Morrison's death; Two studio albums - "Full Circle" and "Other Voices" - were recorded after his death and have been written out of the history books and the band's official discography on their website. Meanwhile the official website has announced plans to release every remaining Doors performance that was recorded, including rehearsals, demos, and interviews, on CD (and DVD where possible) and several titles are already available to purchase here. (A fool and his money...)
The band plan on touring Europe and the US in Spring 2003 before writing and recording an album of new material. At all costs, forsaking dignity, creativity, common sense, and death, it appears the show must go on.