After 8 long years, math rock heroes Meet In St Louis have just announced they will be reuniting this June for a series of one-off shows.

Yes, you heard it right – Meet Me In St Louis are fucking back. This is not a joke. The 5-piece that were responsible for the legendary album Variations On Swing are set to return this June with two one-off shows – one in London and the other in Leeds.

These shows will be the band’s first since their split over 8 years ago (which happened shortly after the release of their debut album) and will give long-time fans the chance to finally see Variations On Swing played live.

Drummer Paul Phillips recently spoke about good news:

“The planets have aligned and for the first time getting together to play these songs feels right. This opportunity may not come along again so we owe it to ourselves in this one life we have to do it, and do it to the best of our ability, and have a fucking good time in the process.”

Following the deluxe vinyl reissue of the band’s only full-length via Big Scary Monsters, the record label that originally backed MMISL, the band have announced that they will play The Brudenell Social Club on the 17th of June and The Dome in London the next day on the 18th.

Tickets are likely to go pretty quickly, so make sure you’re ready when they go on sale on Friday 29th January, via the band’s website www.mmisl.com. The Leeds date is £12 adv and the London show is £14 – cuz, you know, London.

Support on both dates comes from Blakfish and Colour. Onnnnnnly joking! How fucking ridiculous would that be?