Since disbanding Juliette and the Licks in 2009, Juliette Lewis has focused mostly on her Hollywood career. She’s appeared in films like Whip It!, Hick, and August: Osage County, in addition to TV shows such as Wayward Pines and The Firm. She’s also set to appear in the forthcoming live-action adaptation of Jem and the Holograms.
But the music’s calling her back: Juliette and the Licks have announced they’ll be reuniting for a special show at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles next month. What’s more, the indie rockers are currently working on a new album — their first since 2006’s Four on the Floor — that’s due to arrive in 2016.
In a press release, Lewis explained how the idea for a reunion came to fruition. “While recording music with Brad Shultz of Cage the Elephant [she appeared in the band’s recent video for “Take It or Leave It”], I knew I eventually had to put together a killer band. And I thought … Why don’t I get the best band I ever had back together again – The Licks.”
“At our peak we were known for our insane chemistry and energy onstage,” she continued. “The last venue I played as a solo act with my other band was El Ray [sic]. I have always loved that venue. I figured let’s start with an amazing hometown reunion show w guest musicians. And take it from there.”
The reunion show, set for July 23rd, will reportedly be followed by an extensive European tour later this year. Dates have yet to be announced.
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