Five Iron Frenzy is back. Eight years after calling it quits at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO the band has clawed its way out of the muck and mire of simply holding down day jobs and has added to its list of responsibilities, song writing, making and shipping tshirts and playing shows. The credit for bringing back the now undead band goes to the fans who overwhelmingly supported a Kickstarter project for a new FIF album.
The band’s new single “Dark & Stormy Night” was released on Nov. 22, 2011 as a free download to fans. Proof that the band was serious about a comeback. It was downloaded over 30K times in the first two weeks of its release.
On April 28, 2012 the band preformed for the first time in 8 years. The comeback was real and had begun. “Its been a long time. We’ve missed you a lot” said Reese Roper, lead singer for Five Iron Frenzy, as the band took the stage for the first time after their break-up. The band’s first show back wasn’t just another concert, it was a family reunion. Many of the 600 fans packed into Denver’s popular Casselman’s Bar & Grill had been fans of Five Iron Frenzy before the 2003 break up. The online video stream of the show saw over 1,000 live feeds. There were both local Denver fans and fans in attendance from as far away as Australia who flew-in just for the event.
“We can’t even quit good”
- Five Iron Frenzy
Recording of the new (yet to be titled) album is currently in progress with a release and supporting shows in 2013.
Nathanael “Brad” Dunham
Leanor Ortega Till – a.k.a. “Jeff the Girl”