Punk-rockers The Gaslight Anthem have confirmed their reunion, with a number of upcoming shows set to celebrate the tenth anniversary of landmark album ‘The ’59 Sound’.
After previously confirming themselves and a ‘The 59 Sound’ celebration performance at New York’s Governor’s Ball festival, the band tweeted a message to fans, confirming that more shows are in the pipeline.
“Hello everyone!” they wrote. “The ‘59 Sound is turning 10 this year so we’re gonna do some shows to celebrate. Thank you all for your continued support, more shows to be announced soon!”
Hello everyone! The ‘59 Sound is turning 10 this year so we’re gonna do some shows to celebrate.
Thank you all for your continued support, more shows to be announced soon!
— The Gaslight Anthem (@gaslightanthem) January 3, 2018
The Gaslight Anthem initially split back in the summer of 2015, writing in a statement: “We wanted to let everyone know that we’ll all be taking a break from The Gaslight Anthem after this next European tour in August. We’re all going to do other projects and stay active in some way or another, both in and out of music, but we’d like to step away from the band until we decide what we’d like to do next.”
The band added that they didn’t want to make another album “just for the sake” of it.
The US band’s fifth album ‘Get Hurt’ was released in August 2014, reaching Number Four in the UK Albums Chart.
The band stated at the time that the album was inspired by frontman Brian Fallon’s divorce from his wife of 10 years. “Sometimes, I don’t even know how it happened. I don’t even know how it got like this,” said Fallon of the break-up. “All I know is that it did. And I now have to figure out: What do I do now?”