At The Drive-In surprised us today with an out-of-the-blue tweet announcing their reunion in 2012. It simply read: “¡ ATTENTION ! To whom it may concern: AT THE DRIVE-IN will be breaking their 11 year silence THIS STATION IS …NOW…OPERATIONAL”
After the news broke, ATDI’s official site broke under heavy traffic, but Fearless records reveals some information about their return. On May 24th, 2012, the band will release This Station Is Non-Operational, an 18-song compilation bundled with covers, BBC sessions, B-sides and a DVD of music videos and other footage compiled over the band’s 9-year history. 30-second clips and a promo landing page are on display at Fearless’ website.
ATDI have not yet announced tour plans, but with Coachella rolling out its lineup announcement, it’s fun to speculate they may show up at the festival this year. Coachella has a reputation for prompting major reunions on an annual basis, and we’ll cross our fingers that ATDI’s timing on the sudden announcement will lead to good Coachella related news when the lineup is revealed.
Visit At The Drive-In where they left off in 2001: