The Oranges Band, a staple of Baltimore's independent rock scene last decade, will end its hiatus with a mini-tour later this summer. The Baltimore date is scheduled for Sept. 12 at Metro Gallery.
Although never officially broken up, the Oranges Band has not been active in recent years. That changed in March when a solo set by singer/guitarist Roman Kuebler at the Ottobar led to an impromptu reunion between Kuebler and his bandmates Pat Martin and Lee Ashlin. Now, the band is heading on the road for four dates (see below) with another reunited act and former touring partners, Brooklyn, N.Y.'s Palomar.
The Oranges Band — which has seen multiple lineup changes over the years, but has always been led by Kuebler — formed in 2000, and was signed to the famous punk-rock label Lookout! Records. The band's fourth album, 2005's "The World and Everything in It," earned positive reviews, including this one from Pitchfork. The group's last album was 2008's "The Oranges Band are Invisible," and in April 2010, the band celebrated its 10-year anniversary with a show at the Ottobar.
As of now, the possibility of new Oranges Band material has not been discussed by the band, according to the band's publicist Rusty Roberts.
Sept. 11: DC9, Washington, D.C.
Sept. 12: Metro Gallery, Baltimore (K9 Millipede will also perform; tickets are on sale here)
Sept. 19: The Fire, Philadelphia
Sept. 20: Cake Shop, New York City