Death From Above 1979 probably playing more shows


When Coachella dropped their lineup last week, fans of the heretofore disassembled dance-punk duo Death From Above 1979 cranked their debut album and celebrated at the chance to see their powerful live show again. The deserved hype around their reunion continues to bubble over today as drummer/vocalist Sebestian Grainger released a statement on the newly revamped DFA1979 website (via Pitchfork).

There’s no denying that Grainger and bassist Jesse F. Keeler are in the affirmative about playing some more shows as shown in Grainger’s statement below. All signs point to YES:

It’s been 5 years since Death From Above 1979 played a show, 10 years since Jesse played me the first demos & 11 years since we sat in his parents basement and played so loud we knocked the china off the shelves upstairs. 11 seems to be a YES number for me. Though I am usually a pretty rational guy, if I have something on my mind and I see an 11 somewhere, I know I’m on the right path. It’s one of my last remaining superstitions. 2011 has a nice ring to it & if you’re so inclined, it may be the last year ever! So why not say YES? Why not say YES to Coachella? Why not say YES to playing the music we designed to be an undeniable source of power? Why not say YES to stirring up a writhing pit of sweaty humans? YES to riots! YES to heavy music! YES instead of maybe, and YES to make death your adviser and remind yourself always, that this is not a dress rehearsal. This is the big show.

Jesse and I have decided that what we can do together should not be denied.
Together again, as was always the intention, as a collaboration.
The collision of two different worlds.
As this all takes shape, we will reveal it to you.
All of it happening, as it always has, in our own way.
Thank you all for sharing in our excitement!


Currently, in addition to Coachella, DFA1979 has one more festival on the dock, Austria’s Donaufestival. Be sure to follow Festival Outlook on Twitter for the latest in all festival news. You’ll be sure to hear about new DFA1979 shows there.