The Rapture need not linger in the house of jealous ex-indie-royalty any longer. The mutant-disco-loving, dance-punk, punk-funk unit have announced that they are out of the races and back onto festival lineups for the first time since 2012. They officially announced their breakup in 2014, citing unspecified friction within the band.
The band’s name came up on the lineup for May’s almost nauseatingly nostalgic Just Like Heaven festival in Long Beach, and a return show at the end of April at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg has also been confirmed (tickets on sale Friday). Lead singer Luke Jenner posted a note on Facebook about the reunion, in which he described that the Rapture’s road to back to the stage has not an easy one, involving therapy sessions and serious sit-downs. On a personal note, Jenner confirmed that it really does take time to be a man, while discussing his fatherhood. Here’s the statement:
So it’s been a long time since The Rapture did anything. It’s been this long gritty road trying to figure out how to be a father and a husband which seemed a lot more important than standing on stage in front of anyone. We went to therapy, we talked it out, it’s still a little weird, but I couldn’t do it if I didn’t feel like it was gonna be some kinda personal progress. Anyway, I hope there is a long future for us and we can build something new. Maybe you will join us someplace along the way again.
“A long future”! Will you buy tickets to see the Rapture in 2019? How deep is your love?