Image Washington post-hardcore act Harkonen will be reforming to perform three reunion shows this June, in Boston, Brooklyn, and Philadelphia. The band's guitarist/vocalist Ben Verellen said of the shows:

The last time Harkonen was on the east coast, I think Matt had a broken wrist, so Casey and I toured out with a CD of matt playing drums through a bunch of amps. Last time Harkonen tried to fly anywhere to do a show, the plane had a malfunction and almost went down. It's been about 10 years since all that and I'm hoping the curse has lifted.

The band will also be releasing a new vinyl repress of their album Shake Harder Boy for the shows.

Harkonen formed in 1997, and released two full-length albums and several EPs and splits before calling it quits in 2005. Members went on to such bands as Roy, Helms Alee, Grip, and Himsa.


Date City Venue Notes
6/14 Boston, MA The Middle East w/ The Atlas Moth, Whores, Zozobra
6/15 Brooklyn, NY Union Pool w/ The Atlas Moth, Whores, TBA
6/16 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie w/ The Atlas Moth, Whores, Ladder Devils

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