Back in the fall, Diarrhea Planet, one of our favorite Nashville bands of all time, sprung back to life after a four year split for a pair of reunion shows at Exit/In, doubling as a farewell to the venue’s tenure under longtime management, after a controversial change in ownership. Recapturing all of the glory and chaos and rock and roll spirit that made us love DP so much in the first place, the band’s status beyond that special return felt unclear at the time. But, mere weeks later, they showed up on this year’s Bonnaroo lineup, confirming that the party punk shredders are, at least in some capacity, back for real!
Then, even more exciting news on the Diarrhea Planet front back in the spring, the band announced their first-ever headlining show at The Ryman Auditorium just ahead of ‘Roo, on June 14, being billed as something of an official Bonnaroo pre-show. Longtime readers may recall, this isn’t actually the group’s first time at the Mother Church; famously, after their trio of farewell Exit/In shows back in 2018, they took the stage one last time when asked to support Jason Isbell’s Ryman residency, but this is their first time at the legendary venue as proper headliners, making them certainly one of the most unconventional acts to head up the historic room, and a must-see performance for Nashville rock fans.
Local indie rock faves Twen have been tapped to support, and tickets- which are pretty reasonably priced by Ryman standards- are still available right here. However, we’re excited to announce the we’re also giving away a pair of tickets to a few lucky fans! Learn more about DP in our recent Bonnaroo Artist Spotlight, preview the performers, and enter for a chance to win below.
Diarrhea Planet and Twen will perform Wednesday, June 14 at The Ryman Auditorium. The show is all ages, begins at 7:30 p.m. (doors at 6:30 p.m.), and tickets are available to purchase for $25-45.