Legendary Paisley Underground band, The Rain Parade, are to reunite for the first time in 25 years to play a benefit concert for Bobby Sutliff, singer/guitarist for ’80s contemporaries The Windbreakers, who was seriously injured in a car accident over the summer.
The show will take place on January 19, 2013, at Atlanta, GA venue, The Earl.
According to a post on Rain Parade singer-guitarist Matt Piucci‘s Facebook page, this might not be the only show for the reformed band. Piucci wrote, “Rain Parade needs a great drummer. … Not a ton of gigs planned, but cool ones.” He also suggested European concerts are in the works: “Fully intend to cross the pond in 2013.”
There is no confirmation yet as to whether the reunited line-up will include original guitarist/vocalist David Roback, who went on to form Opal and Mazzy Star after leaving the band in 1983, following the release of the band’s first album Emergency Third Rail Power Trip.