The Jesus Lizard frontman David Yow is probably pumping iron as we speak, preparing his body for the presumably grueling reunion tour the group just announced today. The Austin-by-way-of-Chicago noise rockers haven’t played live since 2009, but are now planning to embark on a six-date headlining stint across the U.S. Formed in the late ‘80s in Austin, Texas, The Jesus Lizard broke up for the first time in 1999, after five studio albums, hundreds of raucous live shows, and much bloodshed and indecent exposure on Yow’s part. The group reformed in 2008 and went on a yearlong tour, only to formally disband once more in 2012.
Last month, the group announced it would be headlining the Day For Night Festival in Houston, Texas; it’s now added five additional dates, including a gig at legendary Chicago rock club Metro’s 35th anniversary celebration in December. Tickets for all headlining shows go on sale this Friday, October 6, and passes for the Day For Night Festival are on sale now.
The Jesus Lizard Tour 2017
12/8 - Cannery Ballroom - Nashville, TN
12/9 - Metro - Chicago, IL
12/10 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY
12/14 - The Fonda Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
12/15 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA
12/16-17- Day For Night Festival - Houston, TX