Anberlin have been gone for about four years, and it looks like they will be returning to the stage sooner then we thought. Overnight lastnight, Anberlin updated all of their social media platforms with a new photo, and have relaunched their website with the same photo. The photo is the full band taped together, could this be a metaphor for their reunion?
Anberlin called it quits back at the end of 2014 with the release of their album, Lowborn, and even did a farewell tour as well. Could 2018/2019 be the comeback of Anberlin?
Well, We think so as the band has just announced that they will be playing a show this year on December 14th with Underoath, Dance Gavin Dance, Crown The Empire and The Plot In You at USF Sun Dome in Tampa, FL. Underoath announced the show via their social media saying, “Anberlin have been some of our best friends for years, then label mates and then family. We couldn’t be more excited to share our biggest hometown show ever with some of our favorite people and such an iconic Florida band. See you all on December 14th at Yuengling Center! erasemetour.com”
Underoath says, “We’ve been playing shows in the Tampa area with Anberlin since we were basically kids, We knew them coming back to play this hometown show with us was a big ask — but it just felt right. We have said we couldn’t be more pumped to close out the ‘Erase Me’ tour with this show in our hometown. But we’ve been proven wrong.”
Anberlin drummer Nathan Young continues on the topic saying, “All the Anberlin dudes reconnected over this last year, hung on the beach together, and then, when we got asked to play this show with Underoath, in our hometown, the answer was ‘yeah!,’ I mean why wouldn’t we do that? Life is short and we should almost always say ‘yes’ to rad stuff. Plus, we’ve been homies with Underoath for 15-plus years. [Guitarist] Tim [McTague] is my brother-in-law and we’ve never played a proper show together. It’s just way overdue.”