Water Liars to reunite for 10-year anniversary of ‘Wyoming’ album

The band will perform at George's Majestic Lounge as part of a short series of celebration shows.
Water Liars’ Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster (left) and Andrew Bryant perform at the On the Map Fest in Fayetteville on March 24, 2016. (Flyer Photo/Todd Gill)

Water Liars fans, rejoice.

The now-defunct band recently announced plans to briefly reunite in celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the group’s “Wyoming” album.

While the first two shows (in Oxford, Miss.) are now sold out, a third and final show will take place on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville.

Tickets are $15 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28 at Stubs.net.

The reunion announcement was a nice surprise for fans of the band, and was almost as unexpected as the news of the group’s breakup shortly after recording their fourth album “Roll On.”

In the weeks that followed the 2015 recording session, the band’s management company dissolved, leaving the band members to shop the record around on their own. The album never found a home.

From a Flyer story by Kevin Kinder:

It became the story for Water Liars, now spoken of in the past tense. Without direction, and under the pressure to recover what they’d invested emotionally and financially, the members went their separate ways. Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster, the band’s primary songwriter and lyricist, moved to Fayetteville in late 2016 and started a solo career. Drummer and vocalist Andrew Bryant moved back to Mississippi to record his own solo works. Bass player G.R. Robinson, who joined the group at the time the third album was released, has taken a lower profile, musically speaking.

“Roll On” was eventually released in 2020 as a digital download on Bandcamp.

During the Fayetteville show, Water Liars will perform every song from the “Wyoming” album along with other tracks from the group’s catalog.

Local band The Phlegms will open the show.