Posted in music | tour dates on September 13, 2010

The Dismemberment Plan

"The Dismemberment Plan are pleased to announce that their underground classic Emergency & I will be released on vinyl for the first time on January 11, 2011 by Seattle indie label Barsuk Records. In the eleven years since its release, Emergency & I has been widely regarded as the definitive artistic statement from the beloved Washington D.C. quartet and has found its way onto many best-of lists, including the #16 spot of Pitchfork's Top 100 Albums of the 90's.

In celebration of this reissue, the band, who performed their last concerts as an active band in 2003 (followed by two benefit shows in D.C. in 2007 that sold out in 4 minutes) will play five shows on the east coast in January of 2011.

Originally released on DeSoto Records, this vinyl re-issue will be presented in gatefold 180-gram audiophile-grade vinyl with a giant full-color photo collage and in-depth liner notes, plus four rare bonus tracks, also never before available on high quality vinyl."
The DC post-punk band will play their first reunion show at the Black Cat on January 21st and end it eight days later at Webster Hall in NYC. Tickets for the 1/29 show go on sale Friday at noon. All dates, a note from the band, and the reissue tracklist, below...

The Dismemberment Plan

Dear Everyone,

It's been awhile, no? We've been working on something for about two years now, and I'm not sure how we kept this under our hats for so long, but we did.

We're reissuing Emergency & I on vinyl, and it's coming out January 11th on Barsuk Records. The music was re-mastered from the original 1/2-inch tapes, keeping it analog every step of the way, and it's going to be on 180-gram double-vinyl, four songs per side, with the fourth side being bonus tracks from hard-to-find releases. Being double vinyl, the packaging is a lovely gatefold -- with the art in the right order -- and will include an oral history of making the record, pictures from that era and of course the lyrics. Am I missing anything?

Right, shows. When getting together to sort out the re-issue, we got in the basement a few times to make noise, run through some songs, shake out some cobwebs. It felt good. So to celebrate the release of the reissue, we're going to play a handful of shows. Unfortunately with everyone's schedule being crazy, we only have time for a few on the East Coast. See the shows section below for more details, but we're going to play in DC (twice), Philadelphia, Boston and New York just after the release.

And since things have changed a bit since 2003, we now have Facebook and Myspace pages, and a Twitter feed.

Tickets go on sale later this week, check the venue sites for details. We're very excited for everyone to hear the re-masters - they sound so good!

See you at the shows,


The Dismemberment Plan
Emergency & I tracklisting
1. A Life of Possibilities
2. Memory Machine
3. What Do You Want Me to Say
4. Spider in the Snow
5. The Jitters
6. I Love A Magician
7. You Are Invited
8. Gyroscope
9. The City
10. Girl O Clock
11. 8 1/2 Minutes
12. Back And Forth
Extra Tracks
13. The Dismemberment Plan Gets Rich
14. Just Like You
15. Since You Died
16. The First Anniversary Of Your Last Phone Call

The Dismemberment Plan - 2010 Tour Dates
Fri, January 21st Washington, D.C @ Black Cat
Sat, January 22nd Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
Thu, January 27th Philadelphia, PA @ The Starlight Ballroom
Fri, January 28th Boston, MA @ Paradise
Sat, January 29th New York, NY @ Webster Hall



Comments (30)

the whitest band ever?

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2010 1:46 PM

webster hall.... shiiiiiit.... seems way too big for them.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2010 1:49 PM

Not surprised at all.

Anyone remember the Death & Dismemberment tour? Best tour name ever (for non-metal bands). DP were the openers at the Bowery back then. I think they might fill WH.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2010 1:51 PM

theyll very easily fill webster hall. Surprised this isnt at T5.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2010 1:55 PM

This will be great!!!! Haven't seen these guys since they toured with Promise Ring way back when. And that was incredible. So happy this is not at Terminal 5. Two shows at MHOW would have been perfect, but clearly it's a quick tour just for the reissues, not a full on tour. Just happy they fit us in on the schedule!

For anyone who doesn't know this band- check out Emergency & I and Changes.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2010 1:58 PM

yea i'm pretty certain it was 2 nights of death and dismemberment tour at bowery and yea dcfc were getting pretty big at that time, d plan should be able to fill webster.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2010 1:58 PM

Amex pre-sale Wed.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2010 1:59 PM

This is fucking awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2010 2:03 PM

Death & Dismemberment tour: Death Cab headlined one night, Dismemberment plan the next. I unfortunately ended up at the Death Cab headlining night.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2010 2:22 PM

Next bands to reunite next year....
1) The Promise Ring
2) At the Drive In
3) Botch
4) Desaparecidos
5) Fugazi (???)

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2010 2:32 PM

mercury lounge would be a more appropiate venue

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2010 2:43 PM

I think they are far from the whitest band ever, and I think they will easily fill WH. I'm guessing they'll have to add another date.

They really are a remarkable band that has made music that means a lot to a lot of people. I'm excited to see them.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2010 2:53 PM

i saw them at bowery 2-3x...brownies once.

great fucking band...amazing drummer.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2010 2:54 PM

Let's have another Texas is the reason reunion.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2010 3:01 PM

fucking. amazing.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2010 3:04 PM

Great band, but hey haven' been gone long enough to merit filling Webster. They never played venues of that size the first time around.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2010 3:05 PM

Everytime I've seen them play it makes me happy. Enough said

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2010 3:17 PM

Password for the AmEx presale?

Posted by Paul G. | September 13, 2010 3:33 PM

they used to always play knitting factory.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2010 3:36 PM

any idea what the url will be for the amex presale?

Posted by cobaline | September 13, 2010 4:11 PM

Next bands to reunite next year....
1) The Promise Ring - Maritime is releasing an album next year. Aint happening.
2) At the Drive In - Coachella 2012
3) Botch - These Arms are Snakes broke up, so you never know.
4) Desaparecidos - they played a show a month ago.
5) Fugazi (???) - totally

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2010 4:38 PM

Desaparecidos won't ever really reunite. That show last month was a one time thing. Also Bright eyes is releasing his most likely last album next year and will be touring a lot.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2010 4:49 PM

they're last reunion shows sold out instantly two nights at black cat in dc (800 capacity). i was at one of the shows and the people in front of me flew in from england for it.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2010 4:57 PM

"Guys, wasn't it awesome when we were in a band?"

"Yeah dude, i hate waiting tables"


Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2010 6:13 PM

fugazi never broke up, they just don't play

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2010 11:44 PM

Ughhhhhh. What a shitty band.

Posted by Anonymous | September 14, 2010 12:20 AM

so, umm, what's the AMEX presale password/link?

Posted by dereK | September 14, 2010 1:06 AM

These guys paved the way for Vampire weekend

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2010 1:38 PM

From my point of view they have to work harder to be more good.

Posted by TINA | January 9, 2015 4:14 AM

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