Butthole Surfers Reunite For First Album Since 2001

August 23, 2017

The Butthole Surfers’ reunion is back on, this time with the prospect for new music!  Last December, following a five-year hiatus, the band’s core lineup of Gibby Haynes, Paul Leary, King Coffey, and Jeff Pinkus reunited for an appearance at Houston’s Day For Night Festival.  Now, they’ve confirmed a second performance at The Growlers Six Music Festival in LA this October.  According to a press release the band is currently writing and recording music, which has gotten their patiently waiting fans very excited.

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Despite the 16-year gap between albums, the band has never broken up.  Interestingly enough, it was Leary’s reluctance to go on the road why they’ve kept a low profile of late. “I just don’t want to play live anymore,” Leary told the A.V. Club in 2016. “It’s not fun, I don’t like touring.  That hour on stage is a whole lot of fun, but the other 23 hours off stage just f—ing suck.”

Leary also said that Donald Trump’s presidency inspired the band to get back into the studio.  “If there was ever a time for a Butthole Surfers album it’s fucking now.  It just doesn’t get any weirder than that,” he noted.  The band’s last full-length release was “Weird Revolution” back in 2001.

The Growler Six performance will mark Butthole Surfers only live appearance of 2017, though more exciting news will come this fall, states the press release.  They were expected to perform at the Safe as Milk Festival in Wales this past April, but it was cancelled due to low ticket sales.

Written By: Mat Hylan / TWITTER @mat_hylan

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