Posted in music | tour dates on July 21, 2013

Texas is the Reason

First, we were wondering if reunited post-hardcore vets Texas is the Reason (whose reunion is soon to end) would squeeze in another NYC-area date before calling it quits. Then the band dropped a pretty strong hint, followed by one more (pictured above). And now it's officially confirmed that Texas is the Reason will play one of the last-ever shows at Hokboken's Maxwell's on Monday (7/22)! They'll be joined by special guest Dave Hill. Tickets for the show go on sale today (7/21) at 3 PM.

Meanwhile, today Maxwell's hosts shows from Screaming Females & Nuclear Santa Claust (early) and Ted Leo & Shellshag (late). Other upcoming shows include Trail of Dead and Ume, The Muffs, Mission of Burma, Lee Ranaldo, The Bongos, and more.

The band also wrote a letter regarding their decision to play. Read that, along with the show flyer and a recent TITR live video, below...

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Texas is the Reason - "Johnny On The Spot" Live in 2013

TITR

A few weeks ago, we found out that MAXWELL'S was closing its doors for good at the end of this month. We were deeply affected by this announcement. Of all the area venues who welcomed us to play in the '90s, Maxwell's was particularly significant: Besides being our venue of choice as fans to see so many of the bands that we loved, we also chose Maxwell's as the site to inspire the artwork on Do You Know Who You Are? Every photo on that record -- from the whiskey glasses to the live shots -- was captured at Maxwell's.

So while we did not intend to play another show in America before ending it all in Europe, circumstance emerged: Maxwell's invited us to play there one more time, TOMORROW, MONDAY, JULY 22. It was the only free night left at the club before shuttering its doors, and it was also the only free night the band had before we left for Europe. More than anything, we saw this as a rare and direct opportunity to pay tribute to a venue that helped us become a band, and supported us when we became one. We see this as a thank you to the dedicated network of venues, bands, fanzines, and supports who made our brief existence so memorable and meaningful.

In the spirit of this tribute and celebration, we decided to invite our friend (and writer/comedian) Dave Hill to set the tone with laughter so we all know what we're doing there. There will also be an exclusive limited edition TX MX t-shirt on hand to commemorate.

Finally, for those of you who are not in the NY tri-state area, we are currently working with our friend Sunny Singh at Hate5Six Productions to bring you an Internet live-stream of the evening. The spontaneous nature of this show means that there are still kinks to work out before we can confirm this, but our intention is solid, and we will bring you more information as soon as we can.

To Maxwell's and to you, on the eve of our final tour ever, we thank you. xx

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Comments (35)

Just a little thank you to Maxwell's and our fans priced at $15.

Nothing says thank you like over pricing tickets.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2013 10:37 AM

So you're saying it's too much or just right?

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2013 10:43 AM

I hope you're not saying $15 is overpriced.
If you are, you should just stay in your mother's basement and leave the tickets for the rest of us.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2013 10:45 AM

$15 is pretty fair. The MHOW show was what, $25?

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2013 11:06 AM

"So you're saying it's too much or just right?"

I'm confused as well.

I you think $15 is too much, you are a failure in life.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2013 11:29 AM

this band sucks

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2013 11:47 AM

What is Texas the Reason for? Curious . . .

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2013 12:16 PM

Eh, framing it as a big thank you hug to friends and Maxwells, so, yes, 15 is overpriced. Want to say thank you, still gotta get paid!!!

Ted Leo was less.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2013 12:33 PM

Texas is the reason that the president's dead. It's from a Misfits song.

Posted by Eggs1234 | July 21, 2013 12:55 PM

10:37 is poor. Dirt poor.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2013 1:47 PM

10:37 is a dipshit

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2013 3:03 PM

Well that sold out fast

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2013 3:03 PM

10:37 and 12:33 are obviously delusional.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2013 3:15 PM

see you there

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2013 3:16 PM

15.00 is way over priced. should be 11.00

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2013 3:16 PM

regrettable emo tattoos galore to be seen!

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2013 3:56 PM

is 15 bucks a lot for a show? eh, not really. though 10 for a club show makes more sense.

but when you frame it as a big thank you show to a club and friends and fans, then make it a cheap fun party. you're already probably raking in cash in europe for reforming your shitty emo band. really feel the need to squeeze those few extra bucks out of your supposed thank you gig?

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2013 4:16 PM

Haha.. bitching about $15, is this fucking 1992 ?

You fools spend more than that on pizza and smokes twice a week!

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2013 4:22 PM

4:16's Starbucks barista bonus never came in. Sad to be that poor.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2013 4:46 PM

Complains about a $15 ticket and probably downloads all his music on the Pirate Bay. Fuck you cheap skate.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2013 6:20 PM

$15 is totally fair. It's $1 for every year that has passed since anyone cared about this awful band.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2013 6:43 PM

Oh my gawd you all sound like a bunch of dumb idiot babies. Either go or don't.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2013 9:53 PM

cool. endless talk of not reforming, only one show, blah blah blah. fake ass krishna jocks. have a fucking party for the club you love. or cash in some more.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2013 11:18 PM

Their whole 'last show' bs is pretty pathetic, just do it and shut up already. Every post is 'last one, its done' etc... They'll be back for sure, their egos won't allow this to be their last.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2013 11:30 PM

"we were so moved by the overwhelming response to the Maxwell's show that we decided it couldn't end there so we added another show at _______". Inevitable.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2013 8:16 AM

For people who don't want anyone to think they care about anything, you dudes sure seem to care a LOT about what this band does/doesn't do. Methinks you ladies doth protest too much.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2013 9:10 AM

8:16 - exactly.

2014 tour probably in the works. I'd go see them and be happy, but just stop with the whole "It's over, no more shows...really, it's going to be the last one" Why not play a couple of shows every year, or couple of years?!?!

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2013 9:30 AM

here is a band that broke up in 1997. reformed for a two night/10th anniversary of their record/actually say goodbye to nyc stand in 2006. Only played again to celebrate the anniversary of the record label that means so much to so many people.

between the 2006 shows and the REV shows, the appreciation of the band only grew further. Many many people did not get a chance to see them. They scheduled some shows. Select shows on weekends at the start of the year. And two weeks in europe to close it all out. then they added a small show to help celebrate another aspect of their career that helped them.

They have done everything for the people who matter the most. Their fans, their supporters, their friends. They didnt hit every town possible and charge a 40 reunion ticket price...they did it the right way.

you guys are a bunch of dicks. Enjoy your shitty "indie" reunion shows at barclays center.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2013 10:26 AM

"here is a band that broke up in 1997. reformed for a two night/10th anniversary of their record/actually say goodbye to nyc stand in 2006. Only played again to celebrate the anniversary of the record label that means so much to so many people.

between the 2006 shows and the REV shows, the appreciation of the band only grew further. Many many people did not get a chance to see them. They scheduled some shows. Select shows on weekends at the start of the year. And two weeks in europe to close it all out. then they added a small show to help celebrate another aspect of their career that helped them.

They have done everything for the people who matter the most. Their fans, their supporters, their friends. They didnt hit every town possible and charge a 40 reunion ticket price...they did it the right way.

you guys are a bunch of dicks. Enjoy your shitty "indie" reunion shows at barclays center."

Thanks Matty

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2013 10:29 AM

Matty, you never disappoint.

Posted by Adam | July 22, 2013 11:25 AM

LOL @ treating this band with any sort of reverence. People got justifiably sick of the pixies reunion and they were actually important! If you are nostalgic for the mid 90s when you dressed like a preppy in crosstrainers at emo shows, you are a fucking pussy, end of story.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2013 2:58 PM

2:58 is already in front of maxwell's

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2013 3:34 PM

Texarkana, flooded with rats

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2013 6:07 PM

Never letting it go is what it has been all about for '80s and '90s NYHC since I'd say 2004 when Sheer Terror began the whole "last show ever reunion" thing and in TITR's case post-NYHC bands.

None of them want to hang it up when they should all hang it up, Sick Of It All included, and I love SOIA to death.

That's right I'm a total 1980s NYHC meathead and proud of it but even I know when it's time to call it a day and it's been well past that day.

Posted by D | July 22, 2013 7:39 PM

Guys, the Pixies are back together?

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2013 8:47 PM

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