If you were around in the 90’s you may remember some rock hits like “Touch, Peel and Stand,’ ‘The Down Town’ and ‘Shelf in the Room,’ with ‘Touch, Peel and Stand’ spending 17 weeks at No. 1 on the Rock Chart. While Days of the New hit the scene big in 1997 and tragically for fans before 1999 rolled around, three of the founding members went on to form Tantric, leaving lead singer, Travis Meeks, to pick up new musicians.
Jesse Vest (bass), Todd Whitener (guitar) and Matt Taul (drums) are getting back together with Meeks on a summer tour stopping off at two Upstate New York clubs. On July 19th Days of the New will be at Monirae’s, about 10 minutes north of Syracuse, and on July 25th they will be playing The Chance, in Poughkeepsie. There are also a lot of blank dates, so look for an update as July comes around. It is likely more shows will be added.
This summer will be the first time the original line-up have played together since the fall of 1998. The ‘Full Circle’ tour, kicks off Friday, June 27, at the Home Bar in Arlington Heights, Ill. and will continue into the fall. Vest says of the reunion, “I’ve experienced plenty of success in other projects, but nothing ever felt like Days did. This band was never easy, but the music was always magical.” Meeks adds, “There will be some very exciting and different things planned for each show.”
6/27 — Arlington Heights, Ill. — Home Bar Chicago
6/28 — Sterling Heights, Mich. — Stars and Stripes Festival / Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
7/17 — Bristol, Ct. — Bleachers
7/18 — Lawrence, Mass. — Claddagh Pub
7/19 — Pennellville, N.Y. — Monirae’s
7/24 — Sellersville, Pa. — Sellersville Theatre
7/25 — Poughkeepsie, N.Y. — The Chance
7/31 — Fayetteville, Ark. — Rib House
8/1 — Houston, Texas — Scout Bar
8/2 — Oklahoma City, Okla. — Chameleon Room
8/29 — New Albany, Ind. — Befuddled Festival
10/4 — Newport, Ky. — Thompson House