Written by: Alex Green
Jawbox have announced they’ll step back into the ring for a 12-date tour this summer.
The legendary D.C. band called it a day back in 1997 after just under ten years together. Formed in 1989, their debut album Grippe was put out by Dischord and they were subsequently signed to Atlantic Records.
Led by singer J. Robbins, who had just finished a tenure with Government Issue prior to forming the band, Jawbox were rounded out by bassist Kim Coletta, drummer Adam Wade and guitarist Bill Barbot.
In 1992 Wade was replaced by Zach Barocas, who made his recording debut on the band’s 1994 album For Your Own Special Sweetheart.
Jawbox’s last album was their 1996 self-titled effort.
Jawbox played in 2009 on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, and although their searing take on “Savory” led many fans to believe the band was being revived, the appearance was just a cameo–a quick blip on the radar to commemorate the reissue of the Sweetheart record.
But in 2017 Barocas reached out to his former bandmates with the idea of playing live. The idea caught fire and the result is the An Impartial Overview Tour–a twelve date swing that starts in Cambridge and ends in Chicago.
JAWBOX ON TOUR
6.14 – Cambridge, MA @ Sinclair
6.21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
6.22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
6.28 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
7.9 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
7.10 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
7.12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
7.13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
7.19 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
7.20 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
7.26 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
7.27 – Chicago, IL @ Metro