Posted in metal | music | tour dates on May 6, 2010

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Sleep 2009
Sleep 2009

"Famed San Jose stoner/doom band Sleep will reunite this fall to play a string of shows, according to High on Fire's publicist, Carl Schultz. The band, which was active from 1990 to 1998 and reunited last May for All Tomorrow's Parties music festival in England, featured current High on Fire frontman/guitarist Matt Pike, bassist Al Cisneros (Om, Shrinebuilder, and Asbestosdeath), and drummer Chris Hakius (Asbestosdeath, Om, The Sabians)....No other dates for Sleep have been announced yet, but the band may play select dates in Chicago, LA, San Francisco, and Austin. More details as they become available." [East Bay Express
No new dates are confirmed yet, and hopeully they add NYC to that list, but in the meantime you can definitely catch them at ATP in upstate NY on Friday, September 3rd. There the band will play all of Holy Mountain alongside sets by Sonic Youth, The Stooges, Explosions In The Sky, sunn 0)))/Boris, Raekwon and many many notable others. Tickets are still on sale.

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Comments (23)

Yawn..

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2010 9:32 AM

PLEASE TEXAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Please

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2010 9:35 AM

YES, Austin!
Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!!

Posted by TXn | May 6, 2010 9:36 AM

if there are other shows, i take it that Chris won't be on drums for those either?

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2010 9:39 AM

wait... is chris not playing with sleep at atp?

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2010 9:56 AM

no, Jason from Neurosis is playing drums.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2010 9:58 AM

come to NYC!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2010 9:58 AM

Seattle or Atlanta Please.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2010 10:00 AM

Minneapolis you fucking potheads

Posted by DeadDoug | May 6, 2010 10:14 AM

yet another band that will be remembered only by their mothers in five years

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2010 10:22 AM

@ 10:22 wtf do you listen to? muse? u2? seriously, most of us have an attention span and remember relevant stuff

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2010 10:23 AM

I haven't seen sleep since about '94 at the i-beam in sf. 16 years ago. why would i forget in 5?

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2010 10:28 AM

i this interview with noise creep

http://www.noisecreep.com/2010/04/15/high-on-fire-and-priestess-interview-creep-show/

matt says outright that they are playing new york, los angeles, austin, san francisco, portland, chicago

no clue if when he says new york he means ATP

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2010 11:02 AM

haha, 10:22, you are too funny, you are also an idiot. these guys are remembered and will be remembered for many years to come while your band (if you have one) will end up in the used/cut out 7"/CD bin along with all the other broken dreams and records of young, white, affluent indie rockers.

Posted by Brian | May 6, 2010 11:35 AM

10:28 I was at that show! Didja catch any of the gigs they played with Hawkwind that year? Stunning. I'm one crazy mother that won't forget. That said, without Chris its not a real reunion.

Posted by nygrump | May 6, 2010 11:44 AM

I didn't realize that the drummer wasn't playing until these comments. Thanks for mentioning it 9:39

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2010 2:09 PM

yes, bring them to the city... and bring sunno))) and boris...

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2010 2:23 PM

I think the drummer went back to religion or some crazy shit of that nature. Would prefer if Chris was present but Jason from Neurosis on drums it should still be a solid show.

Posted by Poison | May 6, 2010 2:53 PM

as much as i love neurosis and think their drummer is great, this doesn't seem like much of a reunion. a little bummed it's not all 3 members.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2010 3:02 PM

2:53 -
doesn't the drummer play in Grails now?

I will go see any band that Matt Pike is in.
I also like the other guys bands.
But I will be there in Austin if Pike shows.

Posted by TXn | May 6, 2010 11:47 PM

I'd travel to see the whole original line-up, but I'd only go within NY to see Sleep with the drummer from Neurosis (who I am sure will be absolutely great in his role).

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2010 12:16 AM

@11:47, original Sleep and Om drummer Chris is afaik out of the music scene now. current Grails drummer Emil Amos is now also part of Om w/ Al.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2010 1:40 PM

I'd love to see Sleep at Mercury Lounge or something small... anything but festival circuit.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2010 3:39 PM

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