Underøath to Reunite at Self Help 2016

The Underøath hiatus is now off.

A couple of weeks after a mysterious and cryptic video was uploaded onto the band’s Facebook page, the once defunct group has now announced that the hiatus is over. Thanks to a poster for A Day to Remember’s Self Help Festival, the status of the band was pretty much confirmed to be “on.” Speaking exclusively with Alternative Press, vocalist Spencer Chamberlain and drummer/vocalist Aaron Gillespie revealed a lot of information about the reunion which fans can all agree was a longtime coming.

When asked about why they decided to reunited at Self Help, Gillespie told the publications that it was offered to them and decided to do the festival when they noticed that a lot of bands that were inspired by them were playing it. They also felt that playing the show was some form of comradery with A Day to Remember.

“A Day To Remember started in the same town that Underøath started in, so I think it’s going to be dope. I’m really excited,” said Gillespie.

When the subject about one of their albums being played in full was addressed, Chamberlain answered with what a lot of fans were hoping to hear.

“Yeah, it’ll probably be [Define The Great Line in full] and then, depending on how much time we have, some songs off of They’re Only Chasing Safety and some songs off Lost In The Sound [Of Separation],” explained Chamberlain.

He continued, “We haven’t worked on the set for it yet, but I’ve talked about doing it like that with Tim, because 2016 will be 10 years [since] Define The Great Line. That way we wouldn’t go too far over on time.”

But when the topic about this being a one-time gig or a full-blown tour, Chamberlain was a little more mum about the topic, but did give some kind of hope when he said that he would love to play shows for those fans who were not privy to see them during their farewell tour.

“I would absolutely love to celebrate that record with our fans across the world if I could. The opportunities we’ve had as Underoath came from those fans, so I would love to play for them and the ones that we missed [on the farewell tour].”

And while the tour talk was kind of cryptic, the response to getting back together and creating new music was even more broad. While they would not confirm or deny getting back together to write new music, Chamberlain and Gillespie did agree on one thing; there’s always that possibility.

“I want to leave things open-ended. I don’t think we’re ever going to be a full-time band again, but I don’t like the idea of being so closed off to things,” said Chamberlain.

“I would never rule that out,” said Gillespie.

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