After some teasing over the past week or so, it’s been confirmed that Chicago based pop-rockers The Audition have officially reformed and will be performing their first show together since 2012 at this year’s Slam Dunk Festival over the May bank holiday weekend.
Speaking on their reunion, frontman Danny Stevens has shared, “We couldn’t more excited to be coming back to Slam Dunk Festival. We were part of the festival in the early years and the Slam Dunk shows and club nights in Leeds before that. To have our first show together as this group in nearly 10 years is really something special.”
Though it has been six years since the band announced their hiatus, their reformation will consist of the original line-up, completed by Seth Johnson (guitar), Ryan O’Connor (drums), Joe Lussa (bass), and Tim Klepek (guitar). This will be the first time the members will all be on stage together in nearly 10 years.
Along with The Audition, the organisers of Slam Dunk Festival have also confirmed a small bunch of additions to this year’s bill, including Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger, and ROAM.
You can find the full line-up for this year’s Slam Dunk as it stands thus far below.
The Audition *
Crown The Empire
Every Time I Die
Four Year Strong
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Jimmy Eat World
Reel Big Fish *
Set Your Goals
Sleeping With Sirens
Taking Back Sunday
* = New line-up addition
The event takes place on Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May, and will once again be held one day after the other in Leeds, Hatfield, and Birmingham.
MAY 26 – LEEDS, City Centre (Slam Dunk North)
MAY 27 – HATFIELD, Hatfield Park (Slam Dunk South)
MAY 28 – BIRMINGHAM, NEC (Slam Dunk Midlands)
Tickets for this year’s Slam Dunk Festival are on sale now, priced at £49 (plus booking fee) for the festival, or £55 (plus booking fee) to include after party access. After party tickets cannot be purchased separately.
Mega Tickets are also available, priced at £170 (plus booking fee) each, which will allow access to all three dates of the festival, plus access to the after party of each date, wristband exchange queue jump, and an exclusive t-shirt.
Also, for the first time in 2018, there’s an option to purchase a Tour Ticket, priced at £395 each. This will include everything that’s included with the Mega Tickets, along with arranged hotel accommodation in Leeds, Hatfield, and Birmingham, and transport from the North (Leeds) to South (Hatfield) events on the Sunday (May 26th) morning, and transport from the South (Hatfield) to Midlands (Birmingham) event on the Monday (May 27th) morning.
All ticket options can be purchased once they become available from Slam Dunk Festival‘s official website (here).