NewsDecember 21, 2011 8:29 PM ET2,741 views

Locked In A Vacancy announces reunion show

Official press release: NYC-based metalcore band Locked In A Vacancy have scheduled a reunion show on Saturday January 7th, 2012 at legendary DIY space ABC No Rio in NYC. Active from 1997-2007, LIAV followed-up a strong demo release with a split 7" on Surface Records (Godbelow, Solomon, Death By Virtue), before unleashing two full-lengths and an EP on Purity Records (Forever I Burn, Johnny Cage Is A Fake, In Pieces). The show will serve as the third, and final in a series of shows for Philadelphia-based bands All Else Failed, A Life Once Lost, and Backwoods Payback. NYC noisecore quartet Tiger Flowers will round out the bill. LIAV vocalist Dyami Bryant comments:
"When we broke up back in 2007, it was kind of sudden and we never got to play a 'final show' or anything like that. I'd been in the hospital for a while and when I got out we threw around the idea of playing a last show once I was up to it. One thing lead to another and it kinda never happened. Several of the guys ended up in new projects (Nassau Chainsaw, Gods Green Earth, etc.), so the idea was left on the backburner. I never fell out of the scene though – still go to shows all the time and volunteer at ABC No Rio. After their successful show at This Is Hardcore fest this past summer, Pat from All Else Failed told me they were throwing around the idea of doing a weekend at some point. As good friends and one of our favorite bands from way back, we knew that this was something we needed to be a part of, so I worked it out to set up the NYC show at ABC No Rio and got my guys together to reunite for this event. When he told me they were doing the 3 shows with A Life Once Lost and Backwoods Payback, it was icing on the cake. We have a lot of history with ALOL as well, having shared the stage with them innumerable times back in the day. Our boys in Tiger Flowers will start things off strong – they're a great band, and having ex-members of both Johnny Cage Is A Fake and My Bitter End within their ranks, it's a pleasure to have these old friends be a part of this! "Doing the show at ABC has an added significance: the last official show LIAV ever played was at ABC No Rio, alongside our friends in All Else Failed. We also played with ALOL the last time they played the space, way back in 2002, when they were on tour with Caliban and Dead To Fall. And being as the building will finally be closing for renovations in the coming months, it's awesome to get to play there one last time. This is a VERY small space, and the show will be a 3pm matinee that starts ON TIME. I'd strongly suggest showing up early as there are no advance tickets and this will definitely sell-out. Definitely not one to be missed. Seeya in 2012!"

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