The Antlers announce a 10th anniversary reissue and tour of ‘Hospice’

A double LP and four UK shows are coming in Spring

The Antlers will be celebrating the tenth anniversary of their classic 2009 album ‘Hospice’ with a deluxe reissue and a ‘limited number’ of gigs.

The band shared the news via social media, unveiling an image of the vinyl reissue album’s artwork.

“We’re reissuing the Hospice LP on March 8th, 2019, in honor of its tenth anniversary. It will be newly pressed on double white vinyl, with deluxe artwork and packaging courtesy of the album’s original artist, Zan Goodman,” the band said.

“We’ll be playing a limited number of acoustic shows to celebrate, too. But it will be a bit different this time as the core band now consists of Peter Silberman and drummer Michael Lerner — longtime multi-instrumentalist, producer, and engineer Darby Cicci is no longer with the band.”

So far, the band have announced a host of shows, including five shows in the UK and Ireland.

“Though we’ve pared down for the time being, these shows will feature some old friends and guests, and together we’ll perform ‘Hospice’ in its entirety,”  the band said.

“We’re truly looking forward to revisiting these old songs in a new light and seeing your friendly faces again. Your patience and support means so much.”

You can see the full European tour dates below.

April

19 – Leeds, Belgrave Hall
20 – Manchester, Dancehouse Theatre
21 – Glasgow, St. Lukes
23 – London, Union Chapel
25 – Leuven, Hot Depot
26 – Amsterdam, Vondelkerk
28 – Copenhagen, Hotel Cecil
30 – Dublin, Sugar Club

The Brooklyn band have been relatively quiet since they released their last studio album ‘Familiars‘ in 2014.

In 2017, they were forced to deny rumours that they were breaking up, after telling a fan on Twitter that their then-hiatus would last “probably forever”.

“Wanted to give a clarification on a confusing tweet from earlier. As we announced in 2015, the band’s on an extended break while we individual Antlers pursue other projects,” they wrote. “While we don’t have immediate plans to make new music, we’ll surely be back when the time is right. Sorry for the false alarm.”

Frontman Peter Silberman released his first solo album in 2017.