The Juliana Theory Premiere “Can’t Go Home” Video

The Juliana Theory have premiered a new video for their new song “Can’t Go Home.” The track serves as the band’s first piece of new music in over 15 years.

Brett Detar commented:

“Making new Juliana Theory music was not really something I thought would ever happen again. If you had asked me 5 or 6 years ago if the band would ever make new music I would have emphatically said ‘no.’ But in 2019 lead guitarist and founding member Josh Fiedler and I were asked out of the blue to do a 30-show acoustic tour playing our old songs in a way we never had before.”

“Much to my delight the tour ended up being one of the most enjoyable things either of us had done in years. We truly had a great time hanging out and performing together and got along perfectly. If anything, I’d say the time we shared gave us each a new-found respect for one another both as musicians and more importantly as humans. Continuing to make music together after the tour ended just felt right – almost like coming home in a way.”

“I think people are feeling uncertain right now. I’d say that it’s pretty impossible not to feel that way. As humans I imagine we’ve always innately known that there’s no way to turn back the hands of time to simpler days but 2020 has fed us all an uncomfortably large dose of unfamiliarity – ‘wayward stranger days.’”

“Is this uncertainty a new normal? I’m not sure but I’ve always used music as a coping mechanism and I think this year I’ve needed it more than at any other point in my life. Many of us are feeling isolated and removed. Joyous collective experiences like live music shows are gone for the foreseeable future along with many of the other communal ways we come together as humans. Longing for that cathartic sense of collective unity one only gets from a gathering of people, we tried our best to capture the sound and feeling of a large group of people singing a simple melody together in unison in the chorus.”

“The Juliana Theory never did shy away from changing our sonic identity from release to release but the emotional core of our songs has always remained the same. At no point have we ever wanted to repeat ourselves and retread the same worn out territory and try and fail at recreating a past era of the band. I like to think this is exactly what The Juliana Theory in 2020 should sound like.”

[via Loudwire]

The Juliana Theory To Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of “Emotion Is Dead” At Special Shows

The Juliana Theory have announced some special shows with Mae. The concerts will find The Juliana Theory celebrating the 20th anniversary of “Emotion Is Dead” and Mae celebrating the 15th anniversary of “The Everglow.” Here’s the dates:

06/13 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Of Williamsburg
06/27 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy Theatre

The Juliana Theory‘s Brett Detar commented:

“20 years ago a little band of friends from a small town in Pennsylvania released an album we recorded on a shoestring budget in a converted garage. We were barely as old then as the record is now and some of us were younger than that but it changed all of our lives. Time moves so quickly but our connection to those magic-fill days of our youth is something that never really fades.

When Josh and I hit the road this past fall to play an acoustic tour we had an absolute blast reconnecting with each other, with these old songs, and especially with all of you who came out to sing along with us. That was the first real tour any version of the band had done in 14 years – but only a few months prior to that we genuinely didn’t know if we would ever play together again as a band.

Sometimes life has a way of taking the plans you make and laughing at them. Things that you have every intention of making happen sometimes fall apart in ways that are out of your control. I guess that’s a part of being human. But seeing so many of you come out to embrace the stripped down acoustic version of TJT warmed our hearts. Without fail, the number one question we got every night was “When will you play full band shows again?” Thank you for that – we listened.

So, for the 20th anniversary of Emotion Is Dead we will be playing the album in its entirety at a small number of shows, and to make it extra special we are teaming up with our friends in MAE who will be playing the 15th anniversary of their album The Everglow. Oh and don’t think we forgot, because like I said – we are listening to you all, we’ve partnered with our old friends at Tooth & Nail and Unoriginal Vinyl to finally give the album its long overdue second pressing on vinyl (and first as a double LP).

We will have a hand full of limited pressings with us at these shows and let me just say that they look gorgeous. We love ya and look forward to seeing you and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for still having a special place in yours for Emotion is Dead and a little band from Pennsylvania called Juliana Theory.
– xo, Brett“

The Juliana Theory Postpone Summer Tour, Writing New Album

The Juliana Theory have revealed that have decided to postpone to their summer tour. Despite this, the band have also announced that they are working on a new album.

The group said the following:

“To our Friends & Fans,

When we realized 2017 was the band’s 20th anniversary we decided to do a handful of reunion shows because we missed playing together & missed all of you. The plan was to play a few shows filled with our old songs and then we’d put the band to rest again forever (or for a very, very long time).

But when we announced that we’d be playing these shows your reaction was overwhelming. Making music together again – all of us in one place for the first time in many years – just felt right.

We felt inspired and saw a future that extends beyond nostalgia… To make a long story short, we’ve decided to be a band again and we are thrilled to announce that we have begun writing a new record.

We’ve made the decision to postpone our summer tour so that this new music can be shared with all of you prior to and during these shows. Refunds will be issued for all of the tickets purchased and we will have further of announcements of new tour dates etc for you soon.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but we promise to make it up to you shortly.

We love you and cannot thank you enough for always inspiring us.

Love,
The Juliana Theory“

The Juliana Theory Add More Dates To 20th Anniversary Tour

The Juliana Theory have added more dates to their 20th anniversary tour. You can find their updated schedule below.

Tour Dates:

07/29 Columbus, OH – Double Happiness
08/04 Nashville, TN – Exit/In
08/05 Dallas, TX – The Door
08/06 Houston, TX – House of Blues
08/11 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
08/12 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
08/13 Richmond, VA – The National
08/17 Boston, MA – Royale
08/18 Asbury Park, NJ – House Of Independents
08/19 New York, NY – Stage 48
08/20 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
08/24 Pittsburgh, PA – The Rex
08/25 Pittsburgh, PA – The Rex
08/26 Detroit, MI – The Majestic
08/27 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
09/06 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theatre
09/07 San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park
09/08 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda
09/09 Pomona, CA – The Glass House
09/10 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom

The Juliana Theory Reunite For 20th Anniversary Tour

The Juliana Theory have announced that they have reunited to head out on a 20th anniversary tour. You can find a statement from the band along with the tour dates below.

Statement:

“Hello beautiful friends,

We are extremely excited to announce that The Juliana Theory is reuniting to hit the road for our 20th anniversary this summer. We never thought we would play together again, let alone tour, but the 5 of us are thrilled to make all new memories with you this summer!

The more that time has passed since we broke up, the more we’ve all realized that we cherish so many memories tied up in this band. We’ve remained close friends but the bond we share making music together is something that all 5 of us have missed.

No longer seeing your faces and hearing your voices in sing-a-longs out on the road has left a void. We’ve read all your tweets and Instagram posts and emails saying you miss us and you wanna know the truth? We miss you all just as much if not more. To know that our music still matters to people 20 years after we first got together in a tiny garage in a small town in western PA — wow, that’s genuinely humbling.

So now after all this time – to be able to share this connection and the memories tied into these songs with you is something the whole band feels beyond fortunate to be able to do again. Thank you for all the love these past 20 years and for missing us. We are happy to be back and WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU THIS SUMMER!

Love,
Brett, Chad, Josh, Chip, & Josh“

Tour Dates:

07/29 Columbus, OH – Double Happiness
08/04 Nashville, TN – Exit/In
08/05 Dallas, TX – The Door
08/06 Houston, TX – House of Blues
08/11 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
08/12 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
08/13 Richmond, VA – The National
08/17 Boston, MA – Royale
08/18 Asbury Park, NJ – House Of Independents
08/19 New York, NY – Stage 48
08/20 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
08/24 Pittsburgh, PA – The Rex
08/25 Pittsburgh, PA – The Rex