The Rapture are back, playing Brooklyn before Just Like Heaven fest
The Rapture called it quits back in 2014 and hadn't played live for a while prior to that, so it was a bit of a surprise to see their name listed as one of the performers at Los Angeles' Just Like Heaven festival in May. They are indeed back, as singer Luke Jenner shared on Facebook:
So it’s been a long time since The Rapture did anything. It’s been this long gritty road trying to figure out how to be a father and a husband which seemed a lot more important than standing on stage in front of anyone. We went to therapy, we talked it out, it’s still a little weird, but I couldn’t do it if I didn’t feel like it was gonna be some kinda personal progress. Anyway, I hope there is a long future for us and we can build something new. Maybe you will join us someplace along the way again.
Welcome back, guys! The Rapture will warm up for Just Like Heaven with a Brooklyn show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 30. (MHOW was their final show in 2012, according to Setlist.fm.) Tickets for that show go on sale Friday, February 8 at 10 AM.
Those are the only shows we've seen announced, so stay tuned. Revisit some of their mid-'00s classics below.