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Phantom Planet announce first live performance in seven years


Phantom Planet have announced their first public performance in seven years.

The band, who earned a cult following since the formation of the band way back in 1994, called an indefinite hiatus of performing together way back in 2008.

Announcing the split on their website at the time, they wrote:

“This could be the most difficult piece of news we have ever had to post. Sadly, Phantom Planet will be playing our last show, December 12, at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, the same venue that we played our very first live all ages gig, back in 1994. We have had an amazing time playing together for 15 years, but we have officially decided to go on hiatus, and will not be playing any more live shows or making any new records, indefinitely. There is so much more to write, but at this time, we just want to say thank you, to everyone, for their support, friendship, inspiration, attendance, and love.”

Since that moment the band briefly got back together in 2011 for a string reunion shows but nothing serious materialised. However, earlier this week a Phantom Planet Instagram account was created and rumours began to circulate that the band could be reforming. On top of all that, band members started posting the logo on their personal social media accounts.

Now, it would appear the early speculation was correct as the group unveil plans to play The Hop Jam, an annual beer and music festival in Oklahoma.