Sunny Day Real Estate announce reunion tour

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Following a more than 10 year hiatus, all four original members of pioneering Seattle rock band Sunny Day Real Estate will regroup for a 20-date tour this fall. The band will hit Boston’s House of Blues on Monday, September 28. Tickets for the show go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. though Ticketmaster and cost $22.50, $25 and $35.

To coincide with the reunion tour, Sub Pop Records will re-issue the band’s debut album Diary and their second full-length album, commonly known as LP2 (or “The Pink Album” for its entirely pink cover). Both re-mastered albums will include rare bonus tracks as well as newly written liner notes and will be released on both CD and LP on September 15.&

Originally formed in Seattle in 1992, Sunny Day Real Estate featured Nate Mendel (bass), William Goldsmith (drums), Dan Hoerner (guitar,vocals) and Jeremy Enigk (vocals, guitar). Diary, the band’s first full-length album, was released in 1994 on Sub Pop, going on to become the seventh-best selling record in the label’s history with more than 231,000 copies scanned in the US alone.&
But during the recording sessions for the band’s sophomore release, internal tensions splintered Sunny Day Real Estate, resulting in a sudden break-up. The album was released but not before Goldsmith and Mendel joined Foo Fighters and Enigk began a solo career. Without Mendel, Sunny Day Real Estate reunited in 1997 and released two more studio albums, 1998’s How It Feels to Be Something On and 2000’s The Rising Tide on Time Bomb, before disbanding again in 2001. Through the years, the band’s music has been cited by many new bands as higly infleuential.
“I wasn’t around for the second version of the band that recorded the 3rd and 4th albums, so I’ve always had a feeling of unfinished business there,” Mendel explained in a press release. “We had all these outsized ideas back then, ‘Everyone’s going to learn a new instrument,’ and ‘Let’s do a rock opera,’ but before we could get anywhere with them, the band broke up. We left behind all these weird and beautiful songs, though, and they’ve stuck with me all this time. I’m really happy that we get a chance to play them together again.”

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