Scary Kids Scaring Kids Play First Show in 10 Years With Ex-Saosin Vocalist Cove Reber
Earlier this week, Scary Kids Scaring Kids reunited onstage for the first time in 10 years when the Arizona post-hardcore outfit launched their 15th-anniversary tour behind linchpin 2005 emo effort The City Sleeps in Flames. Taking the place of late vocalist Tyson Stevens was former Saosin singer Cove Reber.
Scary Kids Scaring Kids broke up back in 2010, and Stevens tragically died four years later at the age of 29. On Monday (Jan. 13), however, the band got back together to play tunes from their now-nostalgic debut album, which proved to be an exhilarating tribute to their original frontman. It happened at Orangevale, California's Boardwalk venue on the first stop of the trek. Watch fan-captured footage of the show (with the ensemble performing the album's title track) and see the group's remaining tour dates down toward the bottom of this post.
Reber joins 2005-era Scary Kids members Pouyan Afkary (keyboard), Chad Crawford (guitar) and Peter Costa (drums) on the tour. Bassist Jordan Flower and guitarist Don Vedda are also part of the lineup.
"We had no plans of reforming or ever doing a reunion tour," Afkary told Loudwire in an exclusive interview last year. "Previously, it just never felt right; we broke up for a reason. But when Tyson passed away, there really was that moment where it truly felt like it would never happen again."
He continued, "When we were asked by a booking agent how we could arrange this, it was like, 'Honestly, we'd have to get Cove to be the singer. We really can't think of anyone else that we would want to do the tour with.' Next thing you know, Cove's texting us, like, 'Dudes, let's do this!' He was super on board, and it just came together naturally."
Scary Kids Scaring Kids feat. Cove Reber, "The City Sleeps in Flames" - Jan. 13, 2020
Scary Kids Scaring Kids January 2020 U.S. Tour Dates
Jan. 16 – Anaheim, Calif. @ Chain Reaction
Jan. 17 – Phoenix, Arizona @ Press Room
Jan. 18 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Fremont Country Club
Jan. 20 – El Paso, Texas @ The Green Door
Jan. 21 – Dallas, Texas @ Trees
Jan. 22 – Lubbock, Texas @ Jake's Cafe
Jan. 23 – San Antonio, Texas @ Paper Tiger
Jan. 24 – Houston, Texas @ Scout Bar
Scary Kids Scaring Kids have partnered with the To Write Love on Her Arms organization for the duration of the tour. There will be a collaborative T-shirt available at the shows with all proceeds going to the organization, and To Write Love on Her Arms will have an on-site presence at each show to speak on mental health issues. To learn more about the organization, click here.
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