Mudvayne reunite after 12-year hiatus, announce 2021 festival shows

The band announced their return with a cryptic statement on Facebook.

Mudvayne onstage

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Mudvayne have returned from a 12-year hiatus to announce their first shows since 2009.

The Illinois nu-metal outfit announced their reunion on Facebook earlier today (20 April). Their cryptic statement made various allusions to hallucinogenic mushrooms.

“These symptoms suggested that our evolution, I suppose, from the animal kingdom into human kingdom itself was catalysed or triggered by our encounter with these hallucinogenics,” they wrote. “And… Yes, we are an ape with a symbiotic relationship to a mushroom, and that has given us self-reflection, language, religion, and all the spectrum of effects that flow from these things.”

“One can only wonder how these hallucinogens might affect our future evolution as well. They have brought us to this point and as we make our relationship to them conscious, we may be able to take control of our future evolutionary path”


In the same post, the band announced a string of festival shows set to take place later this year. You can watch them at:

September 2021
10 to 12 – Inkcarceration Festival in Mansfield, Ohio
23 to 26 – Louder Than Life in Louisville, Kentucky

October 2021
7 to 10 – Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, California

November 2021
11 to 14 – Welcome To Rockville in Daytona Beach, Florida

Mudvayne went on hiatus in 2010 so vocalist Chad Gray and guitarist Greg Tribett could focus on their roles in Hellyeah. The supergroup – which also counted late Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul as a member – released three albums by 2014.

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