After confirming their first show in five years

Death From Above 1979 have spoken about the decision to reform for their first shows in five years.

Death From Above 1979 were loud. And by that, we don't mean turning the amps up to ten - we mean that some members of the audience are still recovering from the battering their eardrums took some five years ago.

Splitting up before their time, Death From Above 1979 left behind them just one album. Of course, it helps if that album is a seismic piece of dance-rock which has more ideas than most groups will have in their entire life.

Set to play a one off slot at Coachella this summer, Death From Above 1979 have now added to this with another tour date. Due to trawl through their back catalogue, the duo are promising fireworks.

Issuing a statement on their official website, Death From Above 1979 said:

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It's been 5 years since Death From Above 1979 played a show, 10 years since Jesse played me the first demos & 11 years since we sat in his parents basement and played so loud we knocked the china off the shelves upstairs. 11 seems to be a YES number for me. Though I am usually a pretty rational guy, if I have something on my mind and I see an 11 somewhere, I know I’m on the right path. It’s one of my last remaining superstitions. 2011 has a nice ring to it & if you’re so inclined, it may be the last year ever! So why not say YES? Why not say YES to Coachella? Why not say YES to playing the music we designed to be an undeniable source of power? Why not say YES to stirring up a writhing pit of sweaty humans? YES to riots! YES to heavy music! YES instead of maybe, and YES to make death your adviser and remind yourself always, that this is not a dress rehearsal. This is the big show.

Jesse and I have decided that what we can do together should not be denied.
Together again, as was always the intention, as a collaboration.
The collision of two different worlds.
As this all takes shape, we will reveal it to you.
All of it happening, as it always has, in our own way.
Thank you all for sharing in our excitement!


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