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- Posted on Mar 11th 2010 9:16PM by Benjy Eisen
"While we are blown away by your response to our reunion plans, we are also very aware that many of you were unable to purchase tickets to both nights or, in many cases, shut out completely," reads a note on the band's official website. "While we don't have plans currently for additional shows, you have made it very clear that there is a calling for such. Please bear with us while we consider our options."
God Street Wine came out of the same 1990s New York jam scene that gave rise to Blues Traveler, Spin Doctors and, later, moe. Groups such as Dave Matthews Band and Hootie and the Blowfish once opened for them and they were a featured act on several HORDE tours before breaking out nationally on their own. The band performed three farewell shows at the Wetlands Preserve in 1999 and returned there for a reunion show in September of 2001 to honor the legendary rock club's final days.
Since then, their fans have not forgotten them. A 'Bring Back God Street Wine' Facebook page is filled with laments from those that didn't score tickets to these new reunion shows and the music blog Hidden Track even has a 'God Street Wednesdays' column.
These upcoming reunion shows are scheduled as a benefit, with all proceeds going to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The band has also decided to make all of their studio albums available for free download, instructing fans give their money instead to a charity of their choice. "God Street Wine is no longer a profit-making entity," reads a statement on their website. Hopefully, that won't really hold true for much longer. May we suggest a national tour with the Ominous Seapods? We'll keep dreaming, anyway.