All day yesterday, speculations had begun that Mineral were up to something and today, it was officially confirmed that they would be reuniting to head out on tour in honor of the 20th anniversary of their formation.
The Texas-based band who helped with the formation of the “emo” genre had tongues wagging after launching a new website alongside several social media accounts including a Facebook and an Instagram. On the Instagram account, several cryptic pictures were uploaded of their instruments with no descriptions as to what it meant.
Apparently, it was just the foreshadowing that they needed before the big news of their pending reunion and tour.
In a statement about the band’s reunion, frontman Chris Simpson said: “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.”
The reunion marks the first time in 17 years that Simpson (guitar/vocals), Jeremy Gomez (bass), Gabriel Wiley (drums) and Scott McCarver (guitar) will come together to perform since their disbandment in 1998. The band only released two albums, 1995’s The Power Of Failing and 1998’s EndSerenading, but judging from how excited fans are about the reunion, those albums meant a lot.
Check out the current tour dates.
MINERAL REUNION TOUR DATES:
09-05 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
09-06 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
09-09 Washington, DC – Black Cat
09-10 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
09-11 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
09-12 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
11-02 Gainesville, FL – The Fest 13
The tour dates might be just a few, but keep in mind there is a huge gap between the Cleveland stop and their performance at The Fest 13 in Gainesville, so maybe more dates will be revealed.
Mineral is just another band that is on their way to bring the emo revival to the forefront. Earlier this week, we got a new track from Sunny Day Real Estate though it was just a Record Store Day track while American Football also revealed their own plans at reuniting.
Who smells an “Emo Revival Tour” in the near future.