Australian band The Avalanches hold an enviable place in indie rock: they made one great album, went away, and then spent the next 15 years being begged to come back. It’s been a long road, but the Avalanches have finally announced that they’re going to be performing this summer. Three times!
Now, bad luck to you if you’re a fan who doesn’t like festivals, because all of the so-far confirmed dates are, indeed, festivals. If you live in the U.S., too, you might be out of luck, as the festivals they’ll be playing are in Barcelona (Primavera Festival), London (Field Day), and Australia (Splendour in the Grass).
This is the first official activity from the band since remixing a song back in 2013. In 2014, founding member Darren Seltmann left the band. At the time, it was confirmed that the only two remaining members were Robbie Chater and Tony Di Blasi. As far as we can tell, the current lineup isn’t exactly clear, and the band hasn’t done much to solve any confusion, even though they’ve got new, shiny social media accounts that would be perfect for such a thing.
Though these festival performances have been confirmed, there’s no word as to when or if a new album is expected.