Post-hardcore group Scary Kids Scaring Kids are back!
The band has announced their reunion tour to celebrate the 15th anniversary of their debut album, The City Sleeps in Flames. It’s also their 10-year reunion marked by the return of keyboardist Pouyan Afkary, guitarist Chad Crawford, and drummer Peter Costa from the 2005 lineup.
Joining them on this tour is bassist Jordan Flower, guitarist Don Vedda, and ex-Saosin singer Cove Reber.
“We had no plans of reforming or ever doing a reunion tour,” Afkary told Loudwire last week. “Previously, it just never felt right; we broke up for a reason. But when Tyson passed away, there really was that moment where it truly felt like it would never happen again. That was difficult because we had kind of struck gold and did what so many people dream of doing, which is finding success in music with all of your closest friends from high school. To see that we had made it so far, and then for it to fall apart, it was pretty disappointing.”
The tour kicks off January 13th in Orangevale, California and concludes January 24th in Houston, Texas. Tickets are currently on sale. Check out all the dates below.
This outing also sees the band teaming up with To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA), a non-profit organization that aims to help those struggling with depression, self-injury, addiction, and suicide. TWLOHA will distribute information about available resources to audiences. There will also be a collaborative t-shirt available at all dates. All proceeds from shirts benefit TWLOHA. Learn more about the organization here.
Scary Kids Scaring Kids originally broke up in 2010. Any talk of reforming quickly ended after the tragic death of singer Tyson Stevens in 2014. Recently, Crawford released a new song in tribute to Stevens, called “Loved Forever,” marking the band’s new material in nearly a decade.