When At The Drive-In went on hiatus in 2001, a reunion wasn’t looking good — especially when the band split off into different touring acts that included Sparta and The Mars Volta. But now it’s looking like the Texas-based post-punks will be returning in some form.
A tweet went out this afternoon from the band, stating only “Attention! To whom it may concern: AT THE DRIVE-IN will be breaking their 11-year silence. THIS STATION IS …. NOW ….OPERATIONAL.”
This comes after Bixler-Zavala teased a reunion a few times, stating that many of the members had already made amends. Although not much else is known, this would put the band in position to play some choice summer festival dates.
You also have to wonder if lead vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala wasn’t talking about the Mars Volta’s new album when he said this earlier on his YouTube concerning a new album a day ago:
“as is with our band name it is a new leaf with some small familiar aspects. we have stripped down much of what people are used to when it comes to us, so chances are alot of you might not like it but i think a real volta fan understands that change is good, especially in terms of artwork and singing style and of course drummers.”