At The Drive-In announce UK and Ireland gigs, promise new music for 2016

Band will play London and Dublin shows in March

At The Drive-In have announced plans to play in the UK and Ireland as part of a wider world tour with new music on the way.

The band will play Vicar Street in Dublin on March 26 and London’s Roundhouse the following day (March 27). They announced a string of live dates around the world, including extensive US gigs and a handfull of European shows, this afternoon. Find all their tour dates here.

In addition to the gig, the band have also teased new music. See the Instagram post the band shared today for a taste of the music, their first release since 2000’s ‘Relationship of Command’.

At The Drive-In will play:

Dublin, Vicar Street (March 26)
London, Roundhouse (March 27)


A video posted by @atdimusic on

Late last year the band were revealed as one of the acts on the line-up for Ohio’s Rock On The Range Festival. Earlier this week they added a further festival date with confirmation of an appearance at this year’s Shaky Knees Festival, the Atlanta festival which takes place May 13-15.

These gigs represent At The Drive-In’s first shows since 2012. At The Drive-In reunited for a string of shows, including appearances at Reading and Leeds Festivals, in 2012 and reissued both their ‘Relationship Of Command’ and ‘Acrobatic Tenement’ albums in the same year.

The band have not played live since headlining London’s Brixton Academy in August 2012. At the time, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler of the band vowed that it would be their final gig.

Speaking in 2013, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez said that At The Drive-In were not over and that there were always possibilities that the band would play together again.

However, relations between Rodriguez-Lopez and his bandmate Cedric Bixler were revealed to be strained that same year when the latter disbanded The Mars Volta in protest at the frontman starting a new band, Bosnian Rainbows.