At The Drive-In Reunites After 11-Year Silence
UPDATE: The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has announced that At The Drive-In is scheduled to play on Sunday, April 15 and on Sunday, April 22. For the full lineup of artists scheduled to perform at Coachella this year, check out the official site.
Tweets of joy continue to flow from fans of the Texas post-hardcore band At The Drive-In in response to the band's announcement via Twitter today that they are reuniting after an 11-year silence.
According to a Tweet posted from the band's official Twitter account:
¡ ATTENTION !To whom it may concern:AT THE DRIVE-IN will be breaking their 11 year silenceTHIS STATION IS …NOW…OPERATIONAL— At The Drive-In (@AtTheDriveIn_) January 9, 2012
The group disbanded in 2001 in part because frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala wanted to go in a different direction, Rolling Stone explained. He and guitarist Omar Alfredo Rodríguez-López went on to form Mars Volta, while the band's three remaining members teamed up to form Sparta. In recent years, various members of the band have hinted at a reunion, according to Rolling Stone.
No further announcements have been made regarding the band's immediate plans, but fans can check for updates from the their official Twitter @AtTheDriveIn_ or at their official website.