Dillinger Escape Plan to Reunite for Debut Album Anniversary Show

by NEW YORK DIGITAL NEWS


The Dillinger Escape Plan will return to the stage for the first time since 2017 next year for a special reunion show celebrating the 25th anniversary of their 1999 debut, Calculating Infinity

The gig will take place June 21, 2024 in Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Paramount theater. Dillinger Escape Plan will play Calculating Infinity in its entirety for the first time, with original vocalist Dimitri Minakakis joining founding guitarist Ben Weinman, bassist Liam Wilson, and drummer Billy Rymer. Tickets will go on sale Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. ET. 

In a statement, Minakakis said getting to play with Dillinger Escape Plan again, and celebrate 25 years of Calculating Infinity, was “a dream turned real.” He continued: “I’m looking forward to seeing all the old faces, as well as all the new ones. The Dillinger Escape Plan has always been more than just a band. We were a force of nature. This reunion show is our way of thanking the fans who have stood by us and the album we made in a small basement in NJ all those years ago.”

Weinman, meanwhile, touched on the decision to not just reunite Dillinger Escape Plan, but specifically with Minakakis, who left the group in 2001. Weinman said the band was still pleased with their farewell tour in 2017 with longtime vocalist Greg Puciato (who replaced Minakakis), but said something still felt “unsaid as far as the Dimitri era of the band.”

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“With so many people talking about the album and after performing a handful of first album performances with Suicidal Tendencies, it just all made sense,” Weinman said. “This needed to happen!”

Calculating Infinity earned wide praise for its blend of metal, prog, jazz, and punk, elements Dillinger Escape Plan would continue to explore on their subsequent albums. The debut LP landed at Number 56 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time: “The album’s greatness didn’t just stem from the lurching, spasming rhythms, or the disjointed harmonies, or the way Weinman’s guitar sometimes sounded like a circular saw cutting steel. There was an underlying logic, a sense of structure that lifted songs… to a realm above the noise and fury of everyday hardcore.” 



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