After only about two months “on hiatus,” The Walkmen have already announced plans to get back together. In a move that’s both understandable and somewhat comical, the group has signed on to perform for a one-off “Alt-Star Party” to be held in New Orleans on Feb. 15, smack in the middle of the NBA’s All-Star weekend. The party—a benefit for the Rock On Foundation, hosted by organization co-founder and San Antonio Spur Matt Bonner—also boasts a DJ set from Vampire Weekend drummer Chris Tomson, among “other surprises.”
In a statement, Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser explained the decision, saying that, while the group “thought it might take a lifetime to get us back together,” the offer from the Alt-Star Party was too good to pass up. Quoth Leithauser: “How could we stay on the bench? We’re coming 110%. Full-court press. Man to man. Rock n Roll, Pick n Roll.” Alley-oop.