13th Floor Elevators reform original line up for Austin Festival – UK dates rumouredAs we predicted a few moths ago- perhaps the greatest of all the psychedelic rock bands 13th Floor Elevators are going to reunite at the Levitation Festival in Austin this May.

There are rumours of UK dates as well but we can’t say any more.

The Texas band achieved national success with their hit “You’re Gonna to Miss Me” in the mid ’60s, but this upcoming concert marks the first time all four surviving members (Roky Erickson, Tommy Hall, John Ike Walton, and Ronnie Leatherman), have played together since 1967.

It’s a fitting celebration for the band’s half-century anniversary.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Had tickets to see Roky Erickson a few years back but the UK leg of his tour was cancelled. It would take away my grief If all the 13thers come to the UK on this reunification.

  2. Be great if it comes off – saw Roky live a few years back and it was amazing. It’s an unpopular point of view maybe but I prefer his solo stuff to the Elevators.

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