In 2012, after releasing three albums and generally being a bit angry at the world, The King Blues broke up.
BUT now, according to Kerrang!, the punk/ska/folk/y’know group are reuniting to support Enter Shikari on their massive UK tour alongside The Wonder Years. There’s no word yet on which lineup of the band is reuniting though.
UPDATE: It’s the full original lineup, FYI.
Enter Shikari frontman Rou Reynolds had this to say on the subject ; “The King Blues are such an important British band. With music influenced by many different genres and cultures, and lyrics that represent and reinforce the people. Its great to have them back. We had a blast when we toured together a few years back, so can’t wait to go off galavanting around the country with them again.
“And for all those folk (usually the grumbling, weathered and out of touch) in the media asking “Where are all the bands with something to say?” Well, here’s three bands who – even though they approach it from different directions – create music that stems from punk; and carry its spirit, its invigorating power, and its willingness to engage with issues both personal and social.”
Kicking off on February 18th at Glasgow’s O2 Academy, the tour takes in the likes of Edinburgh, Bournemouth and Cardiff before rounding things off at The Alexandra Palace in London.The full list of dates is below.
18 Glasgow, O2 Academy
19 Edinburgh, Corn Exchange
20 Nottingham, Capital FM Arena
22 Bournemouth, International Centre
23 Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
25 Manchester, Victoria Warehouse
27 London, Alexandra Palace