Holy smokes. The Jesus & Mary Chain heading back to US, playing SXSW

Its been five years since the brothers Reid have made their way around the US as The Jesus & Mary Chain. Now it looks like the band will be back on our shores to play a select set of dates in and around SXSW including the 35 Denton Festival. “Underpinning the Reid brothers’ three-chord assault on these 2012 dates will be (sometimes drummer and guitarist from Pyschocandy line up) John Moore on guitar, Phil King on bass and a drummer to be announced.” Full tour dates, which do not currently include NYC, are listed below. It’s unclear if any more will be added.

The J&MC shows are in celebration of the band’s upcoming slate of reissues which include additional bonus tracks and bonus DVD content. Head to the band’s site for more info.

J&MC dates and video below.

March 11 — Denton, TX, 35 Denton Festival
March 12 — New Orleans, LA, House Of Blues
March 13 — Houston, TX, House Of Blues
March 14 to 17 (specific date TBA) — Austin, TX, SXSW

Source: Brooklyn Vegan