Published Sep 29, 2010Earlier this year, beloved indie rocker Ted Leo hinted that he was considering retiring from the music industry due to low record sales and the grind of constant touring. Far from scaling back his music activities, however, Leo is now preparing to reunite with his old hardcore band, Citizens Arrest.
The group were active in the late '80s and early '90s and released one LP, Colossus, before breaking up in 1990. Leo was the group's original singer, but quit shortly after recording a demo, leaving Daryl Kahan to take over on vocals.
Now, Citizens Arrest have reunited and have posted numerous rehearsal pictures on their Facebook page. According to the lineup listed on the site, Leo will be playing guitar but not singing.
Last week, the group promised, "We're extremely close to announcing some show dates for this fall." While the full schedule is still unknown, Brooklyn Vegan reports that the band will be playing at Brooklyn's Knitting Factory on December 17.
The original source of the news was a tweet by Hardcore Gig Volume, which has since been deleted. The date appears to be official, however, since you can buy tickets for the show at Ticketfly.