As you should know by now, in February, Mr. Bungle are set to reunite for their first shows in 20 years, which will see them play their 1986 demo, The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny, in its entirety. The group's core trio of Trevor Dunn, Mike Patton and Trey Spruance will be joined by Scott Ian (Anthrax, S.O.D.) and Dave Lombardo (Dead Cross, ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies) for the concerts, which sold out almost instantaneously.
Now, Bungle have announced the openers for those shows, handpicked by the band members — see them below. "Putting these shows together it occurred to us that this was a great opportunity to expose unsuspecting audiences to some of the absolutely legendary thrash, death metal and hardcore bands that originally inspired us in the mid Eighties," Spruance commented. "And if we're going to do that, why not re-unite with some of the equally legendary bands we were close with in the Nineties? And why just concentrate on the past? Of the current bands that have taken some kind of inspiration from the heavier side of Mr. Bungle in doing their own thing, why not invite the select few that have managed to inspire us back?"
Mr. Bungle live dates:
February 5 Los Angeles, CA Fonda Theatre – H09909 and Hirax open
February 6 Los Angeles, CA Fonda Theatre – Cattle Decapitation and Neil Hamburger open
February 7 Los Angeles, CA Fonda Theatre – The Melvins and C*nts open
February 8 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre – Victims Family and Intestinal Disgorge open
February 10 New York, NY Brooklyn Steel – Full of Hell and Spotlights open
February 11 New York, NY Brooklyn Steel – Antidote and Cleric open
February 13 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre – Possessed and Neil Hamburger open