Next year, the band will embark on a world tour consisting of North American “headlining shows and key festival appearances,” according to a press release. Dates and locations are still to be announced.
Additionally, Live are writing and recording new music, with plans for a single/EP in 2017 followed by a larger project in 2018.
Kowalczyk left Live in 2009 in order to pursue a solo career. The remaining band members subsequently filed a pair of lawsuits alleging breach-of-contract and copyright infringement. In 2012, Live restarted the band sans Kowalczyk, recruiting Chris Shinn to serve as frontman.
In explaining the band’s decision to welcome Kowalczyk back to the fold, guitarist Chad Taylor said, “Ed, Chad, Patrick and I are no different than your average family. We might divide ourselves or argue fiercely but thankfully time, and the grand gesture of forgiveness, helps to heal old wounds. We’ve worked hard to restore the tenants of faith and trust that bonded us in the beginning.”