THE BLOOD BROTHERS reunite for U.S. tour and 'Crimes' reissue | Revolver

THE BLOOD BROTHERS reunite for U.S. tour and 'Crimes' reissue

"Everything will be just awful when we're around"
The Blood Brothers live '00s , Nick Barnett
photograph by Nick Barnett

A decade on from their last round of reunion dates, Seattle-formed post-hardcore eccentrics the Blood Brothers have announced they're getting back together for a U.S. tour, which celebrates an upcoming vinyl reissue of their fourth full-length release, Crimes.

After teasing something being on the horizon in an Instagram post yesterday (May 15th), the band have now formally announced their plans to hit stages coast to coast throughout November and December.

The show poster is marked with "Everything will be just awful when we're around," a line taken from "The Shame" off 2003's Ross Robinson-produced …Burn, Piano Island Burn, though the upcoming dates coincide with the October 4th reissue of the following year's Crimes, which was produced by John Goodmanson (Sleater-Kinney, Ceremony)

"As we've been putting together the 20th anniversary reissue of Crimes, what I'm struck by most listening back is the energy," vocalist Jordan Blilie commented in a press statement.

"It feels both feral and weirdly focused, like whatever chemistry we'd been tinkering with had finally crystallized. It was on stage, though, where that energy reached its most joyful, reckless, collective state. It's an experience that never really goes away, and one we wanted to share again. So, we'll be playing a handful of shows this fall. We hope to see you there."

As with last year's BPIB repress, the 20th anniversary edition of Crimes is being presented as a double-vinyl release that now includes b-sides, and a booklet featuring liner notes and era-specific photos. You can pre-order the album here, via Epitaph Records.

The Blood Brothers initially played from the late Nineties to 2007, but reunited for a run of dates in 2014. Band members went on to perform in Past Lives, Head Wound City, Jaguar Love, Fleet Foxes and more.

The Blood Brothers reunion tour 2024:
11/2 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
11/3 San Francisco CA – The Regency Ballroom
11/6 Santa Ana, Ca – The Observatory
11/7 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco
11/8 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco
11/10 Denver, CO – The Summit
11/12 Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
11/14 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
11/15 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
12/7 Austin, TX – The Mohawk
12/9 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
12/11 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
12/13 New York, NYC – Irving Plaza
12/14 New York, NYC – Irving Plaza
12/20 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
12/21 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall