After a three-year hiatus, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros announced today it will perform at the Bourbon & Beyond Festival on Sunday, Sept. 22, in Louisville, Kentucky. The band plans to announce a handful of additional tour dates in the near future.
ESMZ also announced plans for a remastered, re-release of “Up From Below” that coincides with the 10th anniversary of the release of the album. Details to come.
“It’s crazy to me that it’s been 10 years,” says frontman Alex Ebert. “What’s even more amazing to me is how that album has continued to grow. To see how much it means to people — it’s like a dream. As an artist you always want to make something like that that lives on and on. What it really does is make me think about the days of making that album, the journey leading up to the writing of it, everyone involved, the camaraderie, buying the bus, everyone taking the leap, some of us quitting our jobs and jumping into this adventure full throttle. There was a time where we didn’t have a label to put it out, and our faith never wavered, it just got stronger.”
“Up from Below,” the band’s debut album, was released in July 2009.
“The remaster is sounding amazing,” Ebert said. “We made that album with our hands, by ourselves, and that was definitely part of the charm of the sound. Whereas the original has this old sunshine glow, this new remaster brings out a lot of the excitement we were feeling while recording. It brings forward a certain energy that I think fans will appreciate now that they know the energy of our live show.”
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros last toured in 2016, although many of the band members returned last November for a benefit concert in Los Angeles supporting U.S. Senate candidate Kevin de Leon.
More details about the Bourbon & Beyond Festival: https://bourbonandbeyond.com.