Mudvayne Announce 2021 Reunion Shows!
As expected based on strong rumors that surfaced yesterday, Mudvayne have announced their long-awaited reunion.
The band, who have been dormant since 2010, will appear at four major festivals this fall helmed by concert promoter Danny Wimmer Presents: Inkcarceration, Louder Than Life, Aftershock and Welcome to Rockville. The Inkcarceration performance is being billed as a headline; the other three are not.
Imagery included in the announcement suggests the band may celebrate the 20th anniversary of their landmark album, LD50 (released in 2000).
Mudvayne posted the following on Facebook moments ago (in two separate posts)
MuDvAyNe : Initiate Monolith Algorithm : 30:02:18:19
C:\ Initiate monolith: TERMINAL LAUNCH:12:97:24:99
C:\ BEGIN LOAD MV2 ALGORITHM: 30:02:18:19
Decoding MV algorithm sequence 171,930.5
Relationship Conscious : LD:50 Completed
ECDI DF Monolith Sequence Begin 19:x4:21
01110111 01110111 01110111 00101110 01101101 01110101 01100100 01110110 01100001 01111001 01101110 01100101 01101111 01100110 01100110 01101001 01100011 01101001 01100001 01101100 00101110 01100011 01101111 01101101
“These symptoms suggested that our evolution, I suppose, from the animal kingdom into human kingdom itself was catalyzed or triggered by our encounter with these hallucinogenics, and… Yes, we are an ape with a symbiotic relationship to a mushroom, and that has given us self reflection, language, religion, and all the spectrum of effects that flow from these things And one can only wonder how these hallucinogens might effect our future evolution as well They have brought us to this point and as we make our relationship to them conscious, we may be able to take control of our future evolutionary path
September 10 – 12
October 7 – 10
“Louder Than Life
September 23 – 26
“Welcome To Rockville
November 11 – 14
The binary code above translates to www.mudvayneofficial.com. A teaser video has also been shared on the band’s and festivals’ social accounts (embedded at the bottom of this post).
Inkcarceration was originally set to take place from July 23 through 25 in Mansfield, OH, but has been moved to September 10 through 12 due to Covid-19 restrictions; Louder Than Life (Louisville, KY) will run September 23 through 26, Aftershock from October 7 through 10 in Sacramento, CA, and Welcome to Rockville November 11 through 14 in Daytona, FL.
Danny Wimmer Presents CEO Danny Hayes posted a graphic yesterday that playfully referenced multiple Mudvayne song titles, kicking the reunion rumors, which have circulated for years with nothing to show for it, into overdrive.
Rumors for this most recent run first cropped up this past December. Industry sources have told MetalSucks that the band have been offered “insane money” to reunite multiple times in the past decade, but have until now turned it down.
Chad Gray and Greg Tribbett have been active in Hellyeah in the years since Mudvayne’s hiatus (Tribbett exited the group in 2014 and launched a new band, Audiotopsy). Mudvayne’s last album was a self-titled affair, released in 2009. Gray released a solo song in March, a cover of “Always On My Mind,” as made famous by Elvis Presley and Willie Nelson.
Martinie has been busy with Soften the Glare, a heavy jazz fusion trio whose latest album, Glint, was produced by Jamie King (best known for his work with Between the Buried and Me) and came out last year.
The full Inkcarceration lineup announcement will follow tomorrow. It remains unclear whether Mudvayne plan to perform any dates outside of these four festivals.