Welcome back Underoath… at least for one show. The Grammy-nominated rockers released their final album in 2010, announced plans to split in 2012 and played their last show in late 2013, but they will strap on their instruments at least one more time to play this year’s Self Help Music Festival.
The lineup taking part in the reunion includes returning drummer Aaron Gillespie, Grant Brandell, Spencer Chamberlain, Chris Dudley, James Smith and Tim McTague. Gillespie, who exited the band in 2009 and went on to find success with The Almost, says, “This will be fun, just pure fun. So excited to get real closure and give all the peeps the best night ever with my five oldest buddies.”
Chamberlain, who sang for Underoath and has gone on to front Sleepwave, adds, “I think after the storm settled, we immediately started being friends again. I’m not sure if the ‘stars aligned’ or what. All of our schedules lined up to where we could do this show. I couldn’t be more stoked!”
During their tenure, the band released five studio albums, including two gold records — They’re Only Chasing Safety and Define the Great Line. The latter debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart and yielded the Grammy nominated video for “Writing on the Walls.”
The 2016 Self Help Music Festival is slated to take place March 19 at the NOS Event Center in San Bernardino, Calif. In addition to Underoath, the festival will include the event’s founders A Day to Remember, as well as August Burns Red, Issues, Further Seems Forever, Letlive, Tonight Alive and more to be announced. To get tickets and learn more, click here.
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