Alternative rockers She Wants Revenge are not only back together, but they will be taking on the West Coast and have two dates for SoCal residents.
When “Tear You Apart” exploded in 2006, we got our first taste of She Wants Revenge’s Justin Warfield and Adam Bravin. Featuring a post-punk ‘80s sound given a shot of ‘00s energy, She Wants Revenge would go on to open for Depeche Mode, Psychedelic Furs, and Bloc Party, scored a co-headlining gig with Bauhaus’ Peter Murphy, and capped it off with a headlining Coachella slot with Daft Punk.
After giving us additional hit singles “Out of Control” and “These Things,” the duo decided to pursue solo material. Since then, there have been a few reunions and break ups, but now they are officially back together.
“The disbanding in 2020 was the culmination of almost two decades of an incredible, fruitful, creative, yet challenging partnership – anyone who’s been in a long-term relationship can understand,” confessed Warfield. “We’re very different people, and neither of us is without fault. But once I realized I wanted to continue with the band, I felt that do so together required us to sit down and really unpack the last 18 years, be honest in a way we perhaps had never done before, to explore what we wanted as individuals, and then see if that was something which could work for one another.”
While She Wants Revenge was once a duo, it is now a five-piece that includes Warfield on vocals and guitar, Bravin on synths, Thomas Froggatt on bass, Spencer Rollins on guitar, and David Goodstein on drums. Warfield said, “It’s the first time we’ve been a five-piece, and the energy, musicianship, and vibe are really exciting, and I think fans of the band will be very pleased.”
The band promises fans, both old and new, will be pleased with the set list. “Adam and I made individual lists of what we’d most like to play live, and they were actually quite similar,” Warfield explained. “The songs we may pull out on any given night are personal favorites, what we feel reflects our headspace and musical taste at the moment, and obviously the hits, though it sounds funny to say that.”
Our local shows include the tour kick off in San Diego at Music Box on August 11th, and the tour closer August 27th at Ventura Music Hall. Tickets for all shows go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. local time.