Posted in music | tour dates on June 23, 2009

Sunny Day Real Estate

Following a more than 10 year hiatus, all four original members of pioneering Seattle rock band Sunny Day Real Estate will regroup for a 20-date US tour starting Sept. 17th, 2009. In addition, Sub Pop Records will re-issue both Diary and the band's second full-length album, commonly known as LP2 (or "The Pink Album" for its entirely pink cover). Both re-mastered albums will include rare bonus tracks as well as newly written liner notes and will be released on both CD and LP Sept. 15, 2009, just prior to the start of the tour. [Sub Pop]
These rumors have been floating around for months, and I'm really glad they came true. Thanks to everyone who has emailed in about this as well.

The tour includes a Sunday, September 27th show at NYC's Terminal 5. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 26th at noon. More info and all tour dates below...

Diary, LP2 and the Sunny Day Real Estate Reunion

Originally formed in Seattle in 1992, Sunny Day Real Estate featured Nate Mendel (bass), William Goldsmith (drums), Dan Hoerner (guitar,vocals) and Jeremy Enigk (vocals, guitar). Diary, the band's first full-length album, was released in 1994 on Sub Pop, going on to become the seventh-best selling record in the label's history with more than 231,000 copies scanned in the US alone. Diary was recorded at Chicago's Idful Studios with producer Brad Wood and released to critical acclaim. Following the completion of a US Tour to support the debut release, the group headed back into the studio with Wood to record the follow-up.

But during the recording sessions, internal tensions splintered Sunny Day Real Estate, resulting in a sudden break-up and the finished album being turned in to Sub Pop without a title or artwork. LP2 was released in November 1995, by which time both Goldsmith and Mendel had joined Foo Fighters and Enigk had begun a solo career. Without Mendel, Sunny Day Real Estate reunited in 1997 and released two more studio albums (the 1998 Sub Pop release How It Feels to Be Something On and in 2000 The Rising Tide on Time Bomb) before disbanding again in 2001. Sunny Day Real Estate's influence has grown exponentially since the band's initial split.

"I wasn't around for the second version of the band that recorded the 3rd and 4th albums, so I've always had a feeling of unfinished business there," Mendel explains. "We had all these outsized ideas back then, 'Everyone's going to learn a new instrument,' and 'Let's do a rock opera,' but before we could get anywhere with them, the band broke up. We left behind all these weird and beautiful songs, though, and they've stuck with me all this time. I'm really happy that we get a chance to play them together again."

Both Diary and LP2 will be available everywhere including SubPop.com & Sunnydayrealestate.fm.
Sunny Day Real Estate - 2009 Tour Dates
September 17th Vancouver, BC/Commodore Ballroom
September 18th Portland/Crystal Ballroom (Musicfest NW)
September 20th Salt Lake City/Murray Theater
September 21st Denver/Ogden Theater
September 23rd Minneapolis/First Avenue
September 24th Chicago/Metro
September 25th Detroit/St Andrews Hall
September 27th New York/Terminal 5
September 28th Boston/House of Blues
September 30th Washington DC/930 Club
October 1st Philadelphia/Trocadero
October 3rd Atlanta/CW Center Stage
October 5th Dallas/Granada Theater
October 6th Houston/Warehouse Live
October 7th Austin/La Zona Rosa
October 9th Tempe/Marquee Theatre
October 10th Anaheim/House of Blues
October 11th Los Angeles/Henry Fonda Theater
October 13th San Francisco/Fillmore
October 15th Spokane/Knitting Factory
October 16th Seattle/Paramount Theatre

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Comments (64)

cue the endless comments of "fuck terminal 5."

But really, fuck terminal 5. Im going to a different city to see this show.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2009 3:00 PM

if the only place they were playing was a parking lot in tampa i'd go. this just saved my 2009.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2009 3:01 PM

i saw them at tramps in the mid 90s if i recall and irving plaza in 98 on the reunion tour...i try my best but this band has not aged well with me.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2009 3:04 PM

Mehnny Meh Mehl Mehstate. syke, this rules.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2009 3:07 PM

definitely one of the most overrated bands in the indie rock world.

Posted by jan janson | June 23, 2009 3:11 PM

are they really big enough (today) to fill t5?

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2009 3:13 PM

henry fonda ftl

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2009 3:15 PM

fuck, i'm really gonna have to go to terminal 5 now huh?

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2009 3:17 PM

"are they really big enough (today) to fill t5?"

definitely not, very surprised by this. can we get this moved to the music hall please? two nights perhaps?

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2009 3:17 PM

Terminal 5 rules! This is great news!

Posted by wingwalker77 | June 23, 2009 3:20 PM

Bell House this shit.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2009 3:20 PM

This blog is retarded.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2009 3:21 PM

I predict that they will add second night at Terminal 5 (or perhaps MHOW).

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2009 3:27 PM

Maxwells?!

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2009 3:27 PM

Sunny Day Meh Estate

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2009 3:33 PM

Man, people in Chicago get to see them at the Metro and NYers are stuck with the bullshit fucking T5.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2009 3:38 PM

boring.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2009 3:45 PM

fuck you all.
theyre amazing

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2009 3:53 PM

Will be awesome to see them at the Troc in Philly....agaaaaaaain!

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2009 4:03 PM

T5 RULES. This blog is retarded!

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2009 4:07 PM

yea the troc will be awesome

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2009 4:08 PM

>>if the only place they were playing was a parking lot in tampa

their biggest show will no doubt be in the wasteland known as Tampa, Denver, Ohmaha, etc. Enjoy your emo, you dunces.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2009 4:11 PM

Two House of Blues and a Terminal 5 date = "We need money" tour

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2009 4:24 PM

>>you dunces.

c'mon now that's not nice!!!

and, uh, there's only an h in Omaha if you are getting pounded by conor oberst

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2009 4:41 PM

Fuck. Terminal 5 is one of the few venues that would keep me from seeing this band.

Posted by anonymouse | June 23, 2009 4:45 PM

Terminal 5 RULES!!! YAY!

Posted by British Vegan | June 23, 2009 4:57 PM

Anyone who doesn't think this is going to sellout very quickly is crazy.
I know soooo many people who are freaking out at this very moment.

Posted by Kurt C. | June 23, 2009 5:03 PM

I just saw some guy pounding the shit of an old lady all while yelling, "Sunny Day is back ba-by! BOO-YA!" I think I might have to call the cops.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2009 5:06 PM

^ Dude, you know like 5 people max.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2009 5:07 PM

This Blog is retarded! New Yorkers are already embarrassed. Change your name to the Boston Vegan. This blog makes New Yorkers sound like annoying fags.

I am psyched for Terminal 5! Awesome!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2009 5:18 PM

on that last Rising Tide tour (horrrrrrible record) the goldenvoice people were desperatley giving away free tickets to the Henry Fonda show cause there was less than 150 people there....sad..this is probably going to half filling these rooms

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2009 5:19 PM

"Anyone who doesn't think this is going to sellout very quickly is crazy.
I know soooo many people who are freaking out at this very moment."

thats laughable

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2009 5:23 PM

Zero chance this sells out. The LA show was empty.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2009 5:24 PM

whats the presale password!?

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2009 5:26 PM

Remember this?

http://www.emogame.com/

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2009 5:27 PM

"whats the presale password!?"

password is T5SUX

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2009 6:03 PM

umm... the last couple tours they did were packed on the east coast anyway. I remember there being an insane line outside the troc an hour or two before doors opened. irving was crazy crowded too.

this will definitely sell out. quickly. probably add a mhow show.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2009 6:12 PM

NY shows are always more crowded than LA

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2009 6:19 PM

The Fire Theft packed out Bowery pretty easily. Sunny Day will fill T5 no problem.

Posted by Kurt C | June 23, 2009 6:43 PM

terrible band!

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2009 7:02 PM

^^^ probably mentally retarded.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2009 7:22 PM

this won't sell out, are you out of your mind? I know people who love this band are still like, "well, maybe if I'm not doing anything that night..."

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2009 8:50 PM

Although I won't be there, this show will definitely sell out. Anyone who says otherwise, does not know what they are talking about. They will probably add a 2nd date as well...

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2009 9:05 PM

holy shit i just was think it would be so great if sunny day would play again! so excited. thanks guys

Posted by claudine smith | June 23, 2009 10:15 PM

This is hilarious

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2009 11:25 PM

Awesome!! This is the band made me want to make music!!!

Posted by CHOMPWOMP | June 24, 2009 12:13 AM

i'm so excited for this, I'm just hoping no curious Foo Fighters fans will show up.

Posted by dan | June 24, 2009 1:01 AM

Anyone who says Terminal 5 isnt a shithole is either blind or works there

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2009 1:37 AM

Really!
Although I won't be there, this show will definitely sell out. Anyone who says otherwise, does not know what they are talking about.

The presale password is soulful acoustic grohl set opening. Yippy.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2009 2:46 AM

Looks like The Jealous Sound is opening, which I frankly find more exciting.

http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=816655&blogId=496594400

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2009 7:56 AM

Great news! I cannot wait for fresh releases. This band is not overrated, but deserved everything they achieved

Posted by sharkeen | June 24, 2009 8:07 AM

this is great news, fuck the haters this will sell out quick alot of you people on this blog dont know what you are talking about to the person who said they are doing it for money - two of the dudes are in the foo fighters - give me a break

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2009 8:29 AM

i think the person who doesn't know what they are talking about is the guy who thinks two members of sunny day real estate are in the foo fighters.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2009 9:11 AM

"After the break up, Enigk pursued a solo career, releasing his first solo album in 1996. Hoerner moved out to a farm in rural Washington, while Mendel and Goldsmith continued with the Foo Fighters. In 1997, following a dispute with Grohl during the sessions for the second Foo Fighters record, Goldsmith departed the band, but Mendel remained."

Mendel still plays with Foo Fighters.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2009 10:22 AM

they should move this show to Bruar Falls...

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2009 10:43 AM

sunnydayrealestate is the presale password!

Posted by Brian | June 24, 2009 11:05 AM

Great news!!

but does anyone have any clue if they plan to record a new album and go on tour around mainland Europe and UK?

Posted by Wombat Booking | June 24, 2009 11:09 AM

Most of you just make me embarrassed that this is one of the best blogs NYC has to offer. I mean, what are you people even doing here when you aren't pooping on parades?

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2009 11:15 AM

I remember seeing them back in the day and they put on a fantastic live show. If you're on the fence about this, say fuck it and just go.

BTW 3:33PM should be Sunny Day Real MEHstate.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2009 12:30 PM

So psyched!!! What an amazing band. Cant believe there are so many haters.
Definitely never saw them in such a large venue like T5 but it will have to do.

Posted by JKMD | June 25, 2009 11:46 AM

These are on sale right now for the Terminal 5 show. The presale password is SUNNYDAY.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2009 4:12 PM

Sunny Day Real Estate + T5 = SOLD OUT!!!

http://www.terminal5nyc.com/event/3215

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 8:12 AM

I have two extra tickets I need to sell if anyone wants them

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2009 10:27 AM

All you haters are a bunch if whiny bitches. That was the best SDRE show EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by sunny dan | October 3, 2009 4:34 PM

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