Earlier this month, Revolver reported that Keanu Reeves' long-dormant grunge band Dogstar were prepping their first new material in more than 23 years. Now, the group has announced their first public show in over two decades, at the BottleRock music festival in Napa Valley, California, on May 27th. Reeves and his bandmates will reportedly debut new music during their set.
Last summer, Dogstar created an Instagram account to announce "we're back," and since then, they've been posting behind-the-scenes photo and video updates of their time in the studio. Late last year, the band played at least one private show "for the incredible people who made our new album possible," but the BottleRock performance will be their first in front of a wider audience.
Metalheads might have hoped for a return to Milwaukee Metal Fest, where the band infamously got "killed" onstage in 1992, but unfortunately that does not appear in the cards right now.
New Addition to BottleRock 2023!— BottleRock Napa (@BottleRockNapa) May 10, 2023
Dogstar featuring Bret Domrose, Rob Mailhouse, and Keanu Reeves will be performing brand new songs. Catch their first major performance in decades on Saturday, May 27th pic.twitter.com/MgdfpjRR9V