Boston-based hardcore/punk band Give Up the Ghost, who haven’t done anything as a band since they abruptly broke up in 2004, have announced two special shows: Thursday, December 29th in Boston and December 31st in Los Angeles, featuring the band’s “definitive” lineup.
The location of the LA show will be kept a secret until two days before the show, when ticket holders will receive the information via e-mail.
Considered by many to be a hugely influential force in the hardcore/punk scene, the band began as American Nightmare, releasing their debut album, Background Music, on Equal Vision Records in 2001. After a legal spat with a Philadelphia-based band with the same name, the band adopted the new name Give Up the Ghost.
The announcement of these two special shows were unexpected, and will surely be something for fans to enjoy. There’s no official word about whether or not the band is actually fully re-forming and planning to continue on after these gigs, but as with any reunion show, speculation runs rampant.
Since the only official news is about these shows, though, you better make it to the LA gig if you’re a fan. It might end up being a one-time affair.
Tickets for the show will be $20 and will go onsale Saturday, October 29th at noon via Ticketweb.
In addition, tickets for the LA show can also be purchased in person at Headline Records (Hollywood), Vacation Vinyl (Silverlake) and Glasshouse Records (Pomona). All stores will begin selling tickets at 12:00pm on Saturday, October 29th.
For more information, visit the band’s website.