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Children Collide have reunited for two shows

“Are Children Collide making a comeback?” was the question we asked last week. And now we can reveal the answer is “yes”, although at this stage it’s only for two shows.

The band – who posted a photo of themselves in a Melbourne studio last week – will play Ding Dong Lounge in their hometown of Melbourne on December 19 and Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory on January 15. But beyond that is anyone’s guess. “It’s highly speculative to assume anything further than these two showswill happen at this point, so make sure you grab tickets while you still can,” they said in a press release.

The shows are Children Collide’s first in two years, but it’s their first in quite some time with the core line-up of frontman Johnny Mackay, bassist Heath Crawley and drummer Ryan Caesar, who quit the band in early 2012. He was replaced by ex-Dardanelles drummer Mitch McGregor for a national tour later that year, before the band were put on ice following Mackay’s move to America. In the interim, Mackay has been making music as Fascinator, while Caesar fronts Melbourne rock band Pearls.

Children Collide’s most recent album, Monument, was released in April 2012. It was recorded at Red Door Studios in Melbourne with producer Woody Annison, and featured the singles ‘Sword to a Gun Fight’, ‘Cherries’, ‘Praying For Sunshine’ and ‘My Heart Came Alive’.

Tickets for the shows are $20 plus booking fees via Oztix (Melbourne) and Moshtix (Sydney), or $25 on the door.

Children Collide reunion shows

Friday, December 19 – Ding Dong, Melbourne

Thursday, January 15 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney