We Are The In Crowd announce first show in five years
We Are The In Crowd set the scene aflame Monday when they began teasing something on their socials. Now, 48 hours later, the pop-rock act are confirming they’re back—at least for one show.
The band will be returning for Slam Dunk Festival 2020, which hits the U.K. next summer. The festival took to socials to reveal the next round of announcements, which includes WATIC.
Sum 41 will be the festival’s second headliner, joining the previously announced Don Broco. Billy Talent, the Used, the Story So Far, Basement, Grayscale and Dream State were also added as well as Punk In Drublic featuring NOFX and Pennywise. WATIC also aren't the only one reuniting, with Your Demise making their return as well.
They’ll be joining other previously announced artists including State Champs, Four Year Strong, the Wonder Years, Mayday Parade, Motion City Soundtrack, Knuckle Puck, Ice Nine Kills, Bayside, Issues and Hands Like Houses.
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WATIC played their final show in April 2015 at Lebanon Valley College’s ValleyFest, according to setlist.fm. Prior to that, the band’s final full tour was with Don Broco, Bury Tomorrow and Beartooth, which hit the U.K. in February 2015.
Soon after, the band shared they felt that the new record does not accurately represent the essence fans have come to know and love. Rather than disappoint fans and “force” the new music to be something it isn't, the members have decided to move forward without the We Are The In Crowd label.
The band also clarified that this is in fact just a break—not a breakup—and that there is no “dirty laundry” to air out with this decision. There is even mention of more We Are The In Crowd to come in the future—but just not at the moment. “I don’t see any reason why there wouldn’t be more WATIC material on the horizon,” the statement continues.
In September 2016, WATIC members Jardine, Cameron Hurley and Mike Ferri revealed they formed the new outfit Sainte. The band have remained quite active over the past few years, even releasing their latest EP, bad summer, this past Friday.
Fast forward to this week where We Are The In Crowd shared their first teaser—a Wild West-centric image.
The explained later that this was a metaphor for “getting back on the horse.”
p.s the correct answer to the cowboy photo was “they’re getting back on the horse”... not a single one of you got that ?♂️ you guys clearly need us more now than ever
Hurley joked that it will be quite the adventure returning to their old tracks, sharing an appropriate clip to sum it up.
The two-day festival, which takes place in Leeds and Hatfield, will occur May 23-24. Tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 25 here.
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