Seattle emo legends Sunny Day Real Estate just announced that they will be heading out on a reunion tour this fall. It will be the band's first series of shows since 2000 (when they recorded and toured as the Fire Theft) and the first featuring the original lineup since 1998. You probably know Sunny Day Real Estate more from what the band members did after they left the group: Bassist Nate Mendel and drummer William Goldsmith were the first rhythm section for Foo Fighters (Mendel remains a member of that band), guitarist Dan Hoerner has worked with Dashboard Confessional and frontman Jeremy Enigk has had minor success as a solo artist.
The band's tour will launch on September 17 in Vancouver. They also plan on reissuing their first two albums, the influential Diary and LP2, and the shows plan on drawing mostly from those albums. Those reissues, featuring new liner notes, will be released September 15.
Many bands name-check Sunny Day Real Estate as a big influence, including Paramore, who have dropped a cover of the Sunny Day Real Estate song "Faces in Disguise" into their live shows. Their most famous moment probably came when they appeared on the soundtrack to "Batman Forever" in 1995, though they did have a brief presence on MTV's "120 Minutes" with the video for "Seven."