To celebrate the 20th anniversary of their second and final album, Clayton Park
, Halifax alt-rockers Thrush Hermit
have announced a vinyl release and reunion tour.
According to a tweet
by Canadian broadcaster George Stroumboulopoulos, Thrush Hermit will be releasing Clayton Park
on vinyl for the first time on April 13 for Record Store Day
before embarking on a series of reunion shows in the fall.
Billed "Thrush Hermit Revisits Clayton Park
20 Years On," the tour will feature performances in Moncton, Halifax, Ottawa, London and Toronto.
Thrush Hermit formed in Halifax in 1992 by guitarists Joel Plaskett
and Rob Benvie, bassist Ian McGettigan and drummer Michael Catano. Later lineups featured drummers Cliff Gibb and Benn Ross.
The band released a series of EPs followed by full-lengths Sweet Homewrecker
in 1997 and Clayton Park
in 1999, breaking up shortly after releasing Clayton Park
. In 2010, the band released a retrospective box set
and embarked on a reunion tour
After Thrush Hermit`s breakup, Plaskett formed the Joel Plaskett Emergency
, while Benvie joined the Dears
and released music as Tigre Benvie
. Benvie and McGettigan later formed the band Camouflage Nights
See the tour dates below, and keep scrolling for Strombo`s tweet.
Tour dates:09/26 Moncton, NB - Tide and Boar09/28 Halifax, NS - Marquee Ballroom10/02 Ottawa, ON - The 27 Club10/03 London, ON - London Music Hall10/04 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall