Anyone who made it out to the Basilica Block Party last summer to catch the Jayhawks reunion show can attest that there was something otherworldly at play when founding members Gary Louris and Mark Olson sang their old songs together again. It had been 14 years since the two frontmen had joined together to play a Minneapolis date as the Jayhawks (Olson left the band in late '95), and fans old and new flooded the church lawn to sing along through rain and tears and dumbstruck smiles as Olson and Louris rejoined with bandmates Marc Perlman, Tim O'Reagan, and Karen Grotberg.
And now, the band is planning to rekindle their old flame once again, as Louris leaked on his Twitter feed yesterday and First Avenue confirmed last night. According to the club, the band is playing three nights in the Mainroom this summer, June 19-21.
THE JAYHAWKS First Avenue Mainroom $25.00 advance/$25.00 doors 18+ ShowsSaturday, June 196:00pm DoorsSunday, June 207:30pm DoorsMonday, June 217:30pm Doors
For more on the Jayhawks reunions of late, see: My interview with Olson and Louris last year, my review of their Basilica show, photos of the Basilica show by Steve Cohen, and a slideshow of old Jayhawks promo photos from our archive.
UPDATE: The ticket pre-sale starts today (Friday, April 30). Password is "Blue." Go here to purchase.