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The 13th Floor Elevators reunite for first performance in 48 years

on February 13, 2015, 11:35am

The 13th Floor Elevators, the influential psych rock band led by Roky Erickson, are reuniting for their first performance in 48 years. All four surviving original members — Erickson, Tommy Hall, John Ike Walton, and Ronnie Leatherman, will perform together on-stage at this year’s Levitation Festival in Austin, Texas.

According to a press release, the Elevators will be also be joined by special guests for their comeback performance.

Levitation Festival (fka Austin Psych Fest) takes place May 8th – 10th at Carson Creek Ranch. In addition to the Elevators, this year’s lineup boasts Tame Impala, Spiritualized, The Jesus & Mary Chain, The Flaming Lips, Primal Scream, Earth, Mac DeMarco, and The Sword. Tickets remain available through the festival’s website.

Watch archival footage of The 13th Floor Elevators performing in 1966.