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Comets On Fire Announce Live Shows
Laurie Tuffrey , October 22nd, 2013 09:19

Pioneering Californian noise rockers announce three upcoming dates

On the heels of reconvening to be Ben Chasny's backing band on Six Organs Of Admittance's Ascent album last year, Comets On Fire have announced their first live shows in five years.

After a first date in their native California, they'll be heading over to the UK to play ATP's Netil House Takeover and the very final holiday camp, End Of An Era Part 2 - have a look at the dates at the foot of the piece.

In a statement, the band's Ethan Miller said: “We feel that Barry Hogan and the ATP co. have played a great part in the success and general 'fun' of Comets On Fire and we want to ride that holiday camp train one more time. We have great Technicolor memories of the holiday camp festivals put on by ATP and not just the moments on stage or palling around with other artists in a drunken haze but also Utrillo swinging from the chandelier in our chalet until it dislodges from the ceiling and sends him flying down on the glass table top, kids we’ve never seen before storming our trailer apartment at 3 am and then kicking the bathroom door open because they couldn’t figure out how to open it (yes, it was locked, someone was inside - multiple people actually, passed out), spending long days off laying around on the picnic benches in the courtyard drinking wine and eating English cheese fresh off the southern farms and of course seeing some of the most astounding band line-ups in the history of rock music crammed into one weekend on three different stages. I believe in the day and a half we were at the last ATP Comets attended I saw the Stooges, Sonic Youth, The Melvins, Peter Brötzmann, Flipper, Sun City Girls, Dinosaur Jr. - and that’s with falling asleep early the first night due to drunkenness and jet lag and leaving at dawn Sunday morning… the shit that a fan can see with a three-day pass and a blood transfusion on the morning of the third day is absolutely mind boggling.

"So anyhow, we’re doing it again. F**k it!!! ATP is a blast, see you there.”

Head to ATP's website to get hold of tickets for the UK dates.

Tue 26 - The White Horse Inn, Oakland, CA
Fri 29 - Netil House, London
Sat 30 - End Of An Era Part 2, Camber Sands

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