Failure, the influential rock band who disbanded in 1997, have confirmed what had been rumored in recent weeks: the band has reunited and will play their first live show in over fifteen years on Feb. 13 at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles.
“Once you put aside all the historical baggage, hype, regrets, etc., there is one truth that remains,” explained Ken Andrews. “When we play music together something happens that is very hard to define and equally difficult to duplicate.” Andrews discusses the reunion with Spin an interview posted to the site today: (http://www.spin.com/articles/failure-reunion-show-fantastic-planet/).
Tickets for the special evening are on-sale this Thursday, Nov. 7 at 10 a.m. A limited edition 7-inch featuring two rarities will be available to the first 250 ticket purchasers at these exclusive outlets: Amoeba Music (6400 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles), Origami Vinyl (1816 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles) and Axs.com.
Failure formed in Los Angeles in the early ‘90s, releasing Comfort, their debut album, in 1992 via Slash Records. Magnified followed in the spring of 1994 with the band’s final offering, Fantastic Planet, released in 1996. Fantastic Planet earned a perfect 5-star score from Alternative Press with the magazine saying the album was able “to breathe life into the corpse of contemporary, guitar-driven rock,” adding that the band was “willing to stretch the definition of both their instruments and their songs.”