SF heroes Two Gallants have announced that they’ll be playing their first show since taking a break from the band over two years ago. While the group’s last show was at The Fillmore, this next one will be in the more intimate confines of Bottom of the Hill on Saturday, April 23, 2011. Tickets go on sale online tomorrow, February 26th.
The show’s not just Adam Haworth Stephens and Tyson Vogel’s first show back as a duo — it carries some extra special significance for Stephens as well. In November, Adam was involved in a horrible van accident in Wyoming while returning home from tour, which caused him severe nerve damage, as well as a dislocated shoulder and a broken rib. Adam’s now returning to performing following intense physical therapy.
Below, a message from the band announcing their return.
Dear dear old friends, fans, family. It has been too long. We are writing to announce that after over two years apart, we, two gallants, are once again one. Not that we were ever not one. But we have strayed quite a distance from the comforting light of the home fires. We have walked the dim lit alleys each with its requisite border of silhouetted doors. Watched the illusory trail of e-missives sent into the night. Necks in a permanent crick from askance browsings of online dating site profiles. But oh the hollow feeling to wake with the scent of a stranger upon the lips and the ineffable sense of longing for the way things used to be.
Two years ago we had become so caught up in the motions of it all that we no longer knew quite what we were doing and why we were doing it. Cogs in the machine. Dust in the wind. But thereâ€™s nothing like a well earned absence to make the heart grow fond of itself once more. We hope that you can find it in your hearts to understand. We know that some of you have been asking when weâ€™d be back at it again. If you didnâ€™t receive a reply from us its only because we didnâ€™t have one. Until now.
Please join us if you can in our dearly beloved hometown of San Francisco on April 23rd, 2011 at the Bottom of the Hill. Your presence will be extremely welcomed. For those of you who have been with us for a while and those of you who intend to, we appreciate your patience and your continued interest in the music we make.
Adam & Tyson