Underoath announces plans to reunite—but not until 2016 Self Help Fest

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The rumor mill has churned for the past few weeks about a potential Underoath reunion. The trailblazing metalcore band has only officially been dead for about two-and-a-half years, but many fans argue that when drummer/vocalist Aaron Gillespie left in 2009, the band was over then. Regardless, lots of Underoath fans would warmly welcome the band back into existence, and now, their wishes are coming true: Underoath is reuniting with their classic lineup that made 2004’s They’re Only Chasing Safety and 2006’s Define The Great Line, but here’s the catch—they’re not actually reuniting until next year. The band has been announced as one of the headliners of the 2016 Self Help Festival, put on by perennial headliners A Day To Remember. Self Help Fest will take place at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, California, on March 19, 2016.

Aside from ADTR and Underoath (which will sell, like, 10,000 tickets between the two of them already), the bill will also include a reunion set from Further Seems Forever’s How To Start A Fire-era lineup (meaning no Chris Carrabba, but yes Jason Gleason) as well as August Burns Red, Issues, letlive. and Tonight Alive, with more bands to come. Tickets start at $44.95 and are available now—literally seven months in advance. Watch all six members of Underoath sit in a room together for 30 seconds below: