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    Arc Angels - Living in a Dream


    by jj3000

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    After much speculation in the fan and music communities, the Arc Angels have announced today an official reunion that will include new music and new touring ventures, along with their first major concert as part of Austin’s South By Southwest Festival on Friday, March 20th at 8pm at Auditorium Shores. The eagerly anticipated reunion features original band members Charlie Sexton, Doyle Bramhall II and Chris Layton performing together again. After more than a decade apart, the band has entered the studio to record new music, is slated to open for Eric Clapton on his Spring UK tour, and will release a Live CD/DVD with a U.S. summer tour to follow. Further album and DVD details will be announced shortly. Almost an institution on the Austin music scene, adoring fans have always considered the Arc Angels to be the stuff of legends – great musical talents working together through a time of crisis to create a tremendous band with a tremendous story. Founded at the Austin Rehearsal Center (ARC), whose initials gave them their name, four amazing artists united after the death of their friend and fellow musician Stevie Ray Vaughan. The band was intended to be a musical outlet and inspiration – and while it was exactly that, it also became something much bigger. The band’s 1992 debut album release, Arc Angels, on Geffen Records met with much critical acclaim and managed to break onto the Billboard Top 200 chart. The sound was unique - raw and intense rock and roll steeped in the roots of Texas blues, but still radio-friendly and widely appealing. The group toured heavily over the next three years and did two much-discussed appearances on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” But at the peak of that success, the band abruptly fell apart in 1994, concluding their run with a series of farewell concerts at Austin's Backyard outdoor venue. They each followed their individual paths from there. Bramhall created several solo projects and went on to tour with Roger Waters and Eric Clapton. Sexton ma...