Anfang 2015 spielten Mineral auf ihrer Reunion-Tour zwei Konzerte in Deutschland. Jetzt kommen sie wieder.

Seit den letzten Auftritten im September 2015 gibt es kaum neue Einträge auf der Facebook-Seite der Band – nur auf Sänger Chris Simpsons Soloprojekt Mountain Time verweisen die Emo-Urgesteine von Zeit zu Zeit. Auf neue Musik der ganzen Band warten Fans dagegen vergeblich.

Seit ihrer Auflösung 1998 haben Mineral nun erstmalig neue Songs geschrieben.

Mit dem neuen Material setzen sie genau da an, wo sie damals aufgehört haben. Fans dürfen sich also nicht nur darauf freuen, die Band möglicherweise überhaupt das erste Mal live zu sehen, sondern bekommen zudem auch noch neue Songs dargeboten. Ihren 25. Geburtstag könnten Mineral kaum schöner feiern, als mit dieser Tour.

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Now, on the 25th anniversary of the band’s existence, something else remarkable and unexpected has happened: for the first time in more than two decades, Mineral has written new music. The two new songs – released physically as a limited edition 10-inch 45rpm vinyl record and hardcover book – pick up exactly where the band left off all those years ago, ebbing and flowing with the band’s trademark grace and beauty, but also carrying the weight of the world – and the past – on their shoulders.

Aurora” is a lilting, soothing and melancholy song that floats for eight gorgeous minutes and was born out of an idea Chris had, while the blueprint for “Your Body Is The World” – a haunting, elegant and dreamy tune full of tenderness that explodes and soars to its end in an epic crescendo – came from Jeremy. Both are classic Mineral, songs that fit perfectly with that highly-regarded back catalog but which also represent who the band members are today, two decades later.

Not only do both songs, which were produced by famed engineer/producer Dave Trumfio, do exactly that, but so does the 56-page book that comes with it. Featuring a written history of the band by music journalist Mischa Pearlman, it also contains brand new interviews with the band as well as contributions from Jim Adkins (Jimmy Eat World), Tim Kasher (Cursive), Norman Brannon (Texas Is The Reason), Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance) and Robert Pope (The Get Up Kids), as well as others close to the band who have played an important role in either their past or their present – or both.

The book also includes a great deal of rare and never-before-seen photographs, memorabilia and handwritten lyrics, ensuring this is something to be cherished as much as the new songs themselves. And while it’s entirely possible these could be last songs the band ever write, this release will be followed up with a tour in 2019 in order to truly celebrate this long-awaited new chapter for the band – because this is something definitely worth celebrating.

One Day We Were Young: Mineral at 25

One Day We Were Young: Mineral at 25 | (c) Mineral

ONE DAY WHEN WE ARE YOUNG – MINERAL AT 25 (BOOK + 10″) kann hier vorbestellt werden.

Jetzt endet die Durststrecke schlagartig – eine ausgedehnte Tour führt die Texaner für ganze vier Termine nach Deutschland. Der Vorverkauf startet am 8. November um 10 Uhr. Hier gibt es die Tickets.

Mineral | 25th Anniversary Tour 2019:
25.05.2019 Köln, Artheater
27.05.2019 Hamburg, Hafenklang
28.05.2019 Berlin, Lido
29.05.2019 München, Hansa 39

Tipp: Mineral – 1994 – 1998: The Complete Collection (2CDs) *

Titelbild: (c) Peter Beste

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