Canadian rock'n'rollers the Rheostatics attempted to "rheunite" back in 2012, but the pair of shows were cancelled when guitarist Martin Tielli was "unable to perform." Now, the band are ready to give it another go, having just announced plans for a show at Toronto's Massey Hall this spring.
The show is scheduled for April 29 and will see the lineup of Dave Bidini, Martin Tielli, Don Kerr and Tim Vesely joined by Hugh Marsh and Kevin Hearn. East Coast singer-songwriter Amelia Curran will serve as the opening act.
The concert will be filmed for the continuing Live at Massey Hall video series, but fans shouldn't expect a full-on reunion to follow the one-off show. As a press release put it: "Rare collusions of timing and causes bring exceptional, exquisite performances. And then they go away again."
Ticket details for the April 29 concert can be found here.
The Rheostatics disbanded in 2007; they most recently released a live album titled Green Sprouts Music Week 1993, which came out back in 2012. They successfully pulled off a reunion show in 2009, and collaborated with the Art Gallery of Ontario for a couple of performances celebrating the 20th anniversary of their 1995 album Music Inspired by the Group of Seven last year.