A Night To Dismember
It’s confirmed! With over 200 pledges on Detour, we’re delighted to announce The Dismemberment Plan will return to London for the first time since 2001! A November show at The Electric Ballroom awaits…
When the band split in 2003, they probably had little more idea than anyone of how vigorously they would be re-adopted, re-discovered, and re-vitalised by another generation of twenty-somethings finding empathy in the poetic listlessness that the band so cannily distilled. But with the overwhelming response of the 200-plus fans that pledged to see them live in the UK, the proof of their timeless resonance is clearer than ever.
Never more exciting than when treading the fragile line between beauty and dissonance, the band’s blend of observed realism, energetic rhythm section, and knack for a melodic hook still feels as electrifying as it did in the 90s. As occasionally elusive as the band’s slippery lyricisms might have been, their meaning feels universal to anybody who’s felt marginalised, bringing a solidarity when cloud of malaise feel without a silver lining. Classic albums like Emergency & I and Change are constantly cited as essential survival guides for the personal neuroses they soundtracked, and we’re pretty psyched to be able to bring their communal catharsis to the ton of super-fans who pledged their love for the band, and their masterful storyteller Travis Morrison.
With new material planned in the shape of upcoming album Uncanny Valley, it is an honour to be able to herald the return of these wriggling, witty noiseniks in partnership with ATP. So without further ado, save the date: Tuesday 26th November at London’s Electric Ballroom!
If you were one of the fans who already pledged, then sit back – your ticket is guaranteed! For everybody else, be on your marks for the general on-sale on Wednesday at 9am, as these tickets are sure to be hot property.
In the words of Stereogum, “there will never be another Dismemberment Plan”, so book the babysitter, wash your hair the night before, and send the dog to the kennels. We’ll see you on-stage when they play The Ice of Boston (seriously, does anything ever look more fun than that video?)