The Wallflowers hiatus is over. The Wallflowers have reformed and are already working on their next album at Dan Auchbach’s Easy Eye Sound studio in Nashville.
After the release of ‘Rebel, Sweetheart’ in 2005 The Wallflowers announced their hiatus. Since then they played a handful of shows in 2007 minus keyboard player Rami Jaffee who had officially announced he had left the band. They also released a Greatest Hits album in 2009.
Singer Jakob Dylan, (son of Bob), released two solo albums ‘Seeing Things’ and ‘Women + Country’ during the break.
Now they are back … with Rami. Jakob has regrouped the original members Greg Richling (bass) and Rami Jaffee (keyboards), long-time guitarist Stuart Mathis and drummer Jack Irons (Red Hot Chili Peppers/Pearl Jam).
Jay Joyce (Emmylou Harris, Cage The Elephant) is producing the album for The Wallflowers at The Black Keys Dan Auchbach’s studio.
“It’s been a while since we’ve felt this energized and creative. We haven’t changed our stripes so much as we’re continuing to redefine the animal,” said Jakob Dylan in a statement.
The Wallflowers album is expected to be released before the end of this year.
The Wallflowers will also play a few dates to roadtest some of the new songs.
The Wallflowers Tour Dates
7/20 Firefly Music Festival, Dover, DE
7/24 Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
7/25 The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ
7/27 Schubas, Chicago, IL
9/23 De Luna Fest, Pensacola, FL