Published Dec 12, 2016After going on hiatus in 2009, alt-rock act Live eventually reformed without lead singer Ed Kowalczyk in 2012, touring and releasing an album called The Turn with newly recruited frontman Chris Shinn. Live have now revealed that new music and a world tour are in the works — and Kowalczyk will be returning to his role as lead vocalist.
The band confirmed that the original four members — Kowalczyk, Chad Taylor, Patrick Dahlheimer and Chad Gracey — were back together via a Facebook post.
The reunion will hear the band deliver new music next year, with a single or EP expected out in 2017. A larger project — presumably, a full-length album — is due to follow in 2018.
In addition to the studio material, the band will be active on the road once again, as well. No dates have been confirmed yet, but a press release notes that "headlining shows and key festival appearances" are definitely in the band's near future.
You can learn more about what's planned and how the reunion came to pass in an extensive Q&A with Live on their website.
As we await details of Live's upcoming releases and tour dates, relive "Lightning Crashes" below.