The Dillinger Escape Plan, renowned for their groundbreaking debut album “Calculating Infinity” and the rest of their iconic discography, is set to mark its 25th anniversary with a special reunion show. The event, aptly titled ‘Calculating 25,’ is scheduled for June 21st at the Brooklyn Paramount in Brooklyn, NY.
Significantly, the band will reunite with original vocalist Dimitri Minakakis for this landmark performance. Car Bomb and Candy will support the event, with ticket pre-sale information available at Live Nation.
[UPDATE] The band has now added a second performance. This additional show is scheduled to take place at the Brooklyn Paramount in Brooklyn, NY on June 22nd. Enhancing the lineup, The Callous Daoboys and Deadguy will be joining as supporting acts.
Fans looking to attend can find tickets available through this location.
The reunion not only brings back Minakakis but also sees guitarist Ben Weinman, bassist Liam Wilson, and drummer Billy Rymer reunite for a full album performance. Minakakis expressed his excitement about the reunion, stating, “It’s been a long time coming for this opportunity to perform in a project I helped create over 25 years ago… The Dillinger Escape Plan has always been more than just a band. We were a force of nature.”
Wilson shared his enthusiasm, commenting, “Amped to go party like it’s 1999 again and give this album the birthday party it deserves! These songs are still unfuckwithable… Dimitri always had such a menacing presence and venomous voice, it’s gonna be killer to rip these songs with him up there with us!”
Weinman reflected on his long-standing friendship with Minakakis, recalling their first meeting and the unexpected journey that followed.
He remarked, “Dimitri has remained one of my longest and closest friends… I remember the first day we met… We could have never imagined what an impact that moment would have.” Weinman also noted the significance of this reunion: “While we are all very happy with the resolve of the band in 2017 with Greg, something still feels unsaid as far as the Dimitri era of the band… This needed to happen!”
This reunion show promises to be a powerful homage to “Calculating Infinity,” a pivotal album in the mathcore genre and a cornerstone of The Dillinger Escape Plan’s legacy.