Jack’s Mannequin are reuniting this winter for a tour celebrating the anniversary of 2005’s Everything in Transit, the Andrew McMahon-led band’s first album.
“I will be the first to admit, I prefer keeping my focus in the present, but I cannot deny Transit‘s place in my life and the lives of my fans,” McMahon, who most recently recorded an album under the name Andrew McMahon and the Wilderness, wrote in a note on his official website. “As I said so many years ago, this is a story, and it will be performed as such, in its original running order from start to finish.”
McMahon wrote the album after extensively touring with his other band, Something Corporate. He was diagnosed with leukemia the same day he finished recording the album, and his experience was later documented in 2009’s Dear Jack. Soon after his diagnosis, he founded a charity titled the Dear Jack Foundation to raise money for cancer research.
Jack’s Mannequin went on to make two albums following Transit, 2008’s The Glass Passenger and 2011’s People and Things. The original lineup of McMahon, Bobby “Raw” Anderson, Jay McMillan, and Mikey “The Kid” Wagner will all partake in the anniversary tour, McMahon confirmed in his announcement.
“The band and I are truly excited by the opportunity to revisit this album and we hope to see you there,” McMahon wrote. See the list of dates below, and buy tickets when they go on sale Friday.
12/31 — Anaheim, CA
1/20 — San Francisco, CA
1/22 — Denver, CO
1/23 — Lawrence, KS
1/24 — Minneapolis, MN
1/26 — Columbus, OH
1/27 — Washington, DC
1/30 — Philadelphia, PA
2/2 — New York, NY
2/4 — Boston, MA