Mudvayne to Reunite (After 12 Years) for Four Danny Wimmer Presents Festival Gigs in 2021


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Mudvayne, the inventive and aesthetically unique heavy metal/progressive metal band that sold six million records worldwide between its 1996 formation and hiatus in 2010, will reunite in 2021 to exclusively play four Danny Wimmer Presents festivals, it was officially announced on Monday.

The shows: Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival (a headlining performance) in Ohio, Louder Than Life in Kentucky, Aftershock in California and Welcome To Rockville in Florida. These dates mark the band’s first shows since 2009 and their only dates this year.

The official Mudvayne website has also been updated reflecting the news.

Said Wimmer in a statement about how this came about:

 “In our fan surveys, Mudvayne has consistently been one of the most requested bands – even though they weren’t an active band! We’ve been working for years to make this happen, so when I got the call that they’d finally take a meeting, [DWP Executive VP & Talent Buyer] Gary Spivack and I jumped at the chance to fly to Vegas. We sat down for dinner with Mudvayne, their lawyer Eric German, manager Diony Sepulveda and agent Ryan Harlacher – the band hadn’t even been in the same room together for 10 years – and pleaded our case for why the time was right for this to happen. We were hoping to announce this in 2020, we’re fortunate enough to be able to do it in 2021, and DWP is super pumped to have Mudvayne exclusively at all four of our festivals this year.”

The most recent album form Mudvayne is 2009’s self-titled release. Since going on hiatus, individual members have stayed busy with other projects, perhaps most notably vocalist Chad Gray, who has achieved great success among the hard-rock community with the group Hellyeah.

Mudvayne broke through with 2000’s L.D. 50, a complex and dynamic debut album that set the band apart from the then-crowded mainstream heavy metal scene.


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