Jawbox Reuniting for First Tour in Over 20 Years

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Jasmine Albertson
photo by Shane Gardner

Washington D.C. post-hardcore quartet Jawbox have announced a reunion tour, their first performances together in a decade. The most well-known lineup of singer-guitarists J. Robbins and Bill Barbot along with bassist Kim Coletta and drummer Zach Barocas will play 12 dates spanning the US this summer. The tour includes a stop in Seattle on Tuesday, July 9 at Showbox at the Market. The last show Jawbox played together was a one-off reunion performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in 2009 which was the band’s first show together in 12 years.

“In the last five years, every year we’ve been like, should we play shows?” Coletta told Rolling Stone. “And every year, it’s easy to put up some impediments to playing shows… It was kind of like, this year made sense finally. And the hardest thing was just saying, ‘Yes, let’s try this.’ I’m really excited and nervous at the same time.”

Jawbox’s last release was 1996’s self-titled studio album. In the time since, the members have kept themselves busy. Robbins and Barbot formed the band Burning Airlines shortly after the end of Jawbox. Robbins then went on to front the bands Office of Future Plans, Rollkicker Laydown, and Channels as well as play bass in the bands Scream, Jack Potential, and Report Suspicious Activity. He's been a prolific producer and engineer for a long list of bands. Barocas has been busy with his band BELLS≥ (who Robbins has also contributed to).

Check out the full list of tour dates below.

Jawbox — 2019 Tour Dates

6/14 – Cambridge, MA @ Sinclair

6/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

6/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel

6.28 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

7/9 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market

7/10 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom

7/12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore

7/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater

7/19 – Dallas, TX @ Trees

7/20 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk

7/26 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

7/27 – Chicago, IL @ Metro


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