Avant-Garde Rockers Suicide To Return

Band, which will perform first U.S. shows in a decade, also will get first two albums reissued in January.

Defunct New York art-rock duo Suicide will re-form for their first U.S. shows in a decade Jan. 21 and 22 as part of the Knitting Factory's Electronic Composers and Improvisers series, according to a band spokesperson. The Mute label will re-release the band's first two albums Jan. 18, each with additional CDs of live and unreleased material. The electronic punk band's 1977 debut, Suicide, will feature an extra CD of live music recorded at famed New York punk club CBGB that same year. Their Second Album, produced by ex-Cars leader Rick Ocasek in 1980, will feature a bonus CD of the earliest rehearsal tapes recorded by the band in 1975. The pair, singer Alan Vega and keyboardist Martin Rev, re-formed in 1988 to play a pair of shows in the UK. They have performed overseas sporadically since.