The recently reformed Swedish hardcore band Refused have announced plans for more European shows, in addition to previously announced performances at Coachella Festival, Way Out West and Øya Festival. The band will play Monster Bash in Berlin on 27th April and Groezrcok in Meerhout, Belgium on 29th April as well as a show at Arena Fiera Di Rho in Milan on 4th June. They will also play two stand alone shows in the United States while in the country for Coachella, stopping by San Francisco’s The Warfield on 18th April and New York’s Terminal 5 on 23rd June.
The influential band parted ways in 1998, months after they released their much praised studio album ‘The Shape Of Punk To Come’. Earlier this month, the band posted a lengthy statement on their website Officialrefused.com which details why they chose to reform and why they feel they “didn’t do ‘The Shape Of Punk To Come’ justice when it was first released”. Speaking about the reunion, the band wrote:
“It’s been a motley 14 years since our band came apart. We’ve all kept busy in our respective endeavors but we’ve all remained friends and kept in touch. There have been offers, and lots of jokes about these offers. A reunion has just seemed irrelevant to us.”
As yet no UK shows have been announced.
13th Coachella Festival
18th San Francisco The Warfield
20th Coachella Festival
23rd New York Terminal 5
27th Berlin Monster Bash
29th Meerhout Groezrock
4th Milan Arena Fiera Di Rho
9th Gothenberg Way Out West Festival
10th Oslo Øya Festival