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Sunny Day Real Estate releases tour dates, announces reissues

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Following up on yesterday's news that seminal post-hardcore outfit Sunny Day Real Estate is reuniting, official word has come today from Sub Pop Records detailing a fall tour and album reissues.

The biggest news: The band will head out on a 20-date U.S. tour beginning in September. Just before that, Sub Pop will reissue SDRE's debut, Diary, and its sophomore effort, mostly known as LP2 or "The Pink Album" for its blindingly bright pink cover. Both albums, out Sept. 15, will be remastered with bonus tracks and extended liner notes.

The other big news is that original bassist Nate Mendel (who makes his money these days in the currently inactive Foo Fighters) will return to the fold for the reunion. He didn't participate in the band's final two releases—1998's How It Feels To Be Something On and 2000's The Rising Tide—originally released after the SDRE's first breakup prior to LP2. He said this in the Sub Pop press release:

“I wasn’t around for the second version of the band that recorded the third and fourth albums, so I’ve always had a feeling of unfinished business there,” Mendel explains.  “We had all these outsized ideas back then, ‘Everyone’s going to learn a new instrument,’ and ‘Let’s do a rock opera,’ but before we could get anywhere with them, the band broke up. We left behind all these weird and beautiful songs, though, and they’ve stuck with me all this time. I’m really happy that we get a chance to play them together again.”


Full tour dates are below. More info is available on the band's website.

September 17            Vancouver, BC/Commodore Ballroom      
September 18            Portland/Crystal Ballroom (Musicfest NW)
September 20            Salt Lake City/Murray Theater
September 21             Denver/Ogden Theater
September 23            Minneapolis/First Avenue
September 24            Chicago/Metro
September 25            Detroit/St Andrews Hall
September 27            New York/Terminal 5
September 28            Boston/House of Blues
September 30            Washington DC/930 Club
October 1                   Philadelphia/Trocadero
October 3                  Atlanta/CW Center Stage
October 5                  Dallas/Granada Theater
October 6                  Houston/Warehouse Live
October 7                  Austin/La Zona Rosa
October 9                  Tempe/Marquee Theatre
October 10                Anaheim/House of Blues
October 11                Los Angeles/Henry Fonda Theater
October 13                San Francisco/Fillmore
October 15                Spokane/Knitting Factory
October 16                Seattle/Paramount Theatre