Nickel Creek ends hiatus, announces reunion tour

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Nickel Creek has announced they will end their hiatus and reunite to celebrate the band’s 25th anniversary with a special spring tour. The bluegrass favorites will return to the road for the first time since 2007 for a series of shows, including a performance at the House of Blues in Boson on Thursday, May 1. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $29.50 to $45, will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation.

Along with the tour, Nickel Creek will release a brand new album later this year. No release date for the untitled album, their sixth studio effort and first since 2005’s Why Should the Fire Die?, has been scheduled. Fans can get a taste of the new material with “Destination”, which is streaming below.

Nickel Creek is comprised of Chris Thile (mandolin/vocals), Sara Watkins (fiddle/vocals), and Sean Watkins (guitar/vocals). The band formed 1989 when Thile and Sara Watkins were just eight years old and Sean Watkins (Sara’s older brother) was eleven. The band released their debut album in 1993 and won the Best Contemporary Folk Album Grammy Award for 2002’s This Side.

Since thie self-described “indefinite hiatus” in 2007, the trio have remained busy with a variety of musical endeavors. Among other recordings, Thile has released three albums and an EP with his band Punch Brothers. Sara released a pair of solo albums: Sara Watkins in 2009 (produced by John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin) and Sun Midnight Sun in 2012. Sean formed the acoustic folk-pop band Fiction Family (alongside Jon Foreman of the band Switchfoot), as well as the eight-member Americana super-group WPA (Greg Leisz, Benmont Tench, Pete Thomas, Davey Faragher, Glen Philips, Luke Bulla, and Sara Watkins). He also plans to release All I Do Is Lie, his first solo record in eight years, sometime this year.

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