Underoath Announce 2016 Live Show, Say “The Hiatus Is Off”


After a week or two of teasing, Underoath have officially announced their return. Thus far the band have been announced for the 2016 ‘Self Help Festival‘ and as originally rumored, drummer/vocalist Aaron Gillespie is back in the fold. That fest will take place March 19th at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA. has also heard that more shows are potentially in the works for the group. Both Gillepsie and frontman Spencer Chamberlain spoke with about their return and when asked about new music, replied:

Chamberlain: “I want to leave things open-ended. I don’t think we’re ever going to be a full-time band again, but I don’t like the idea of being so closed off to things. That’s what was so hard about the farewell tour, because it could’ve been that we were going on an indefinite hiatus. And I think now, the idea is the hiatus is off. Are we writing? I don’t know until we get in a room together. Are we going to do another tour? I don’t know. Like, everyone has their schedules to work around, but maybe we when get home, we decide we could squeeze in Europe or Australia, if the stars align.

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I feel like when bands get older, they only do one or two tours a year, or every other year. Maybe that will be Underoath. I just don’t know. Like I said, I’m open to it, but I still have to keep focused on what’s next for me and how my future is going to pan out. I can’t depend on my past for my future’s sake. I’ve gotta stay focused on what’s ahead. If that’s another Underoath record, then I’ll put every single ounce of my energy into it. Like, will we ever write another song? Maybe. You just never know. I haven’t been in a room with those guys in a long time, but we might get together and practice and be like, “Holy shit, we just wrote three songs.” I just don’t want to force anything.”

Gillespie: “I would never rule that out, but for me, I don’t know that it’s possible. I’m so busy: I own a studio, I’ve been playing for Paramore, I’m doing my solo thing and we all have families, etc. Is it feasible with what everyone has going on? That’s the main part of the situation.”