Seminal punk rock band DEAD KENNEDYS announced today that they are extending an offer to former lead singer Jello Biafra to rejoin the band at their 25th Anniversary concert at the Key Club in Los Angeles on August 19, 2003.
"We are absolutely serious in asking Jello to rejoin the band on our anniversary," said DEAD KENNEDYS bassist Klaus Flouride. "This is not a prank or a publicity stunt. Last evening we sent word to Biafra and his representatives informing him of this offer. We wanted to make sure he was informed in advance, so he knows that we are serious in asking for him to participate. We'd love it, and I think the fans would love it, if we could just bury the hatchet."
"This isn't about nostalgia," said DEAD KENNEDYS guitarist East Bay Ray. "There are serious problems in the world right now and DEAD KENNEDYS' message of questioning authority and thinking for yourself is more important than ever before. Maybe we could settle our differences and play together while we are all still able to do so."
Opening for DEAD KENNEDYS at the 25th Anniversary celebration will be punk legends DR. KNOW. In addition, the band will take part in a DVD signing at Tower Records Sunset Strip (8601 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA) on Monday, August 18 at 7:00 p.m. Original band members East Bay Ray, Klaus Flouride and D.H. Peligro will be signing copies of their latest DVD, "In God We Trust, Inc. – The Lost Tapes", recently released by Music Video Distributors. The first 100 fans to purchase the DVD at the signing will also receive a complimentary ticket to the 25th Anniversary Key Club show the following night.