After some puzzling hints posted on their official Facebook page, the disappeared metalcore unit, Underoath, have announced their return from the hiatus they took back in 2013 and revealed they will be performing at next year’s Self Help Festival in San Bernardino, California, where they’ll most likely play their 2006 album Define The Great Line in its entirety to coincide with the 10 year anniversary of its release.
During an interview with AltPress.com, drummer Aaron Gillespie discussed how the show came together:
It was offered to us. It’s such a rad festival and it seems like a lot of the bands that have come up after us are playing it. I feel like it’s just a great place to get everyone together. A Day To Remember started in the same town that Underoath started in, so I think it’s going to be dope. I’m really excited.
The band doesn’t rule out the possibility to play more shows and even some new music but that doesn’t seem to be in their plans as of right now, as frontman Spencer Chamberlain explains:
I want to leave things open-ended. I don’t think we’re ever going to be a full-time band again, but I don’t like the idea of being so closed off to things. That’s what was so hard about the farewell tour, because it could’ve been that we were going on an indefinite hiatus. And I think now, the idea is the hiatus is off. Are we writing? I don’t know until we get in a room together. Are we going to do another tour? I don’t know. Like, everyone has their schedules to work around, but maybe we when get home, we decide we could squeeze in Europe or Australia, if the stars align. I feel like when bands get older, they only do one or two tours a year, or every other year. Maybe that will be Underoath. I just don’t know. Like I said, I’m open to it, but I still have to keep focused on what’s next for me and how my future is going to pan out. I can’t depend on my past for my future’s sake. I’ve gotta stay focused on what’s ahead. If that’s another Underoath record, then I’ll put every single ounce of my energy into it. Like, will we ever write another song? Maybe. You just never know. I haven’t been in a room with those guys in a long time, but we might get together and practice and be like, “Holy shit, we just wrote three songs.” I just don’t want to force anything.
Gillespie also pitched in on the subject:
I would never rule that out, but for me, I don’t know that it’s possible. I’m so busy: I own a studio, I’ve been playing for Paramore, I’m doing my solo thing and we all have families, etc. Is it feasible with what everyone has going on? That’s the main part of the situation.