Sweden’s AT THE GATES, who broke up at the peak of their success in 1996, have confirmed a select few reunion shows to take place next summer in Europe. Guitarist Anders BjÃ¶rler (THE HAUNTED) commented on the decisions to reunite:
“Well, it felt like the timing was right for once. We have been talking about a possible reunion for years now, but this was the first time everything fell into place. For me personally, it feels like getting closure. The break-up over ten years ago was abrupt and left a bad vibe between us that took years to get over. We have a better relationship today and a more relaxed approach to who we are and what we do. The time is right to get together and play some shows. Try to catch us live in the summer 2008. It could be your last chance”
The following festivals are confirmed so far:
July 4-July 6, Ruis Rock, Finland
July 31-Aug 2, Wacken Open Air, DE
Aug 15-Aug 17, Bloodstock, Derby, UK
More shows are expected to be announced.
UPDATE: Blabbermouth.Net conducted an interview with Anders regarding the reunion. Read it here.