Mr. Bungle — the legendary spastic art-metal crew led by Mike Patton — have announced that they will re-form for three shows early next year to perform The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny, the band’s 1986 demo. The performances — February 7th at the Fonda Theatre (Los Angeles), February 8th at the Warfield Theatre (San Francisco) and February 10th at Brooklyn Steel (New York City) — will mark both the first time Mr. Bungle has played in nearly two decades and the first time these songs have been played live in over 30 years.
As if that wasn’t big enough news, the reunited groups lineup will include original Mr. Bungle members Patton, Trevor Dunn and Trey Spruance will be joined by Scott Ian (Anthrax, S.O.D.) and Dave Lombardo (Dead Cross, Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies)! Tickets are on-sale this Friday, Aug. 16 at 10 am local time. There will be no additional cities added to this itinerary.
Patton commented, “I remember writing riffs for this cassette in my parent’s garage, with no heat, so I recorded in a sleeping bag for analog warmth, playing a one-stringed acoustic guitar that was piped into a ghetto blaster. Thank god I had Trevor and Trey to help decipher my rotten riffs into something intelligible!”
“When Mike hit me up about this my brain thought he was asking me if I wanted to come to a show, him knowing I am a HUGE Bungle fan,” enthuses Ian. “When I realized he actually meant for me to play guitar with them it broke my brain, I was a giggly drooling mess. Somehow I pecked out Y E S on my keyboard and holy crap I’m playing in Mr. Bungle. Seriously, it’s an honor and a privilege to get to play with my favorite ‘Mr.’ band of all time.”
“I don’t know what was in the water in Eureka California, but it certainly wasn’t clean,” Lombardo added in reference to Mr. Bungle’s hometown. “This is going to be a ridiculously, insane band to play with and I am honored to have been asked to join the wrath.”