The Distillers announce first headline shows since reunion

They had previously confirmed their return with a slot at Atlanta's Shaky Knees festival

The Distillers have announced their first run of headline dates since reuniting.

The band were at the forefront of the California punk scene at the turn of the century, releasing three acclaimed and highly influential albums between 2000 and 2003. They announced their split in 2006 following the departure of drummer Andy Granelli and bassist Ryan Sinn. Remaining members Brody Dalle and Tony Bevilacqua then went on to form Spinerette, before Dalle later launched a successful solo career.

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Earlier this month, Dalle and the band shared a trailer video teasing new material, captioned with the words “THE DISTILLERS 2018”. Shortly after they confirmed their return with a place on the bill for Atlanta’s Shaky Knees festival in May.

Now, a string of headline dates have been announced in the run-up to the festival, after Dalle had steadily posted city names and dates on her social media accounts.

The short tour will begin in San Diego on April 25, before ending in Dallas on May 2. The band are due to play Shaky Knees over the weekend of May 4-6.

The Distillers will play:

San Diego, The Casbah (April 25)
Santa Ana, The Observatory (27)

Phoenix, Crescent Ballroom (28)
El Paso, Lowbrow Palace (29)
Austin, The Mohawk (May 1)
Dallas, The Curtain Club (2)


Tickets go on sale for the shows on Friday (January 19) at 10am PST.

It is yet to be confirmed whether this will involve a new album and tour, and which of the original members will be performing with the band.

Last year, Dalle excited fans when she shared photos of herself at work in the studio. The punk veteran shared a photo on Instagram of her sat with a guitar and sheets of paper in her leopard-print recording studio.

“I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly,” she wrote as the caption, along with “#studio Fuck yeah #nashguitars.”

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