The Jesus And Mary Chain to play SXSW, handful of U.S. dates

The Jesus And Mary Chain to play SXSW, handful of U.S. dates

Stormy shoegazers The Jesus And Mary Chain have announced plans to reunite for a few select U.S. tour dates that will culminate in an appearance at this year’s SXSW. It will be the first time the band has played North America since a series of 2007 and 2008 festival dates kicked off at Coachella—and a performance that gained a lot of Internet traction thanks to some guest-lowing from Scarlett Johansson—and at least the fourth or fifth time Jim and William Reid have spoken to each other this decade. They’ll be joined by Psychocandy-era drummer turned guitarist John Moore, the bassist they inherited from Lush, Phil King, and hopefully no actresses. Tickets for the two non-festival shows will presumably be announced sometime soon via the band’s website.

Tour dates:
March 11 — Denton, TX, 35 Denton Festival
March 12 — New Orleans, LA, House Of Blues
March 13 — Houston, TX, House Of Blues
March 14 to 17 (specific date TBA) — Austin, TX, SXSW