Power Trip Announce More Reunion Shows, Promise to “Honor the Spirit of Riley Gale’s Memory”


Power Trip have announced shows in New York and Dallas with new frontman Seth Gilmore, who has promised to “honor the spirit of Riley [Gale]’s memory.” The new dates, which you can find below, include a recently announced stop at California’s No Values festival and follow the band’s surprise reunion in Texas in December. The family of Gale, who died in 2020, at first expressed misgivings, but the late vocalist’s father has since apologized, telling Evan Minsker for NPR, “It was a very visceral reaction and I would certainly undo it.”

The original members have shared their own statement, saying, “We have thought deeply about the future of Power Trip and what always comes back to us is that this band was founded on resilience, perseverance, and most importantly: a love for the music and for all of the people it has brought us closer to along the way.”

Gilmore, the new vocalist, also performs in Skourge and, alongside Power Trip’s Blake Ibanez, Fugitive. He said in the press release, “I would not be who I am today without the massive influence that both the band and its members have had on my life, and I look forward to celebrating their work alongside them.” Power Trip added that Gilmore “has been a long time figure in Texas hardcore, and we’ve had the pleasure of watching and playing alongside his bands since the origins of Power Trip.”

In the WPR interview, Ibanez added that fans “can see we’re in it for the right reasons. We didn’t make any money off Power Trip at that [Texas reunion] show. We didn’t do it for that. We did it for ourselves because we miss playing these songs together, and we did it to celebrate Riley.” The band have not confirmed whether they will record new music.

Read Power Trip’s full statement on X.

Power Trip:

06-08 Pomona, CA – No Values Festival
07-06 Dallas TX, – The Factory in Deep Ellum
08-24 Queens, NY – Knockdown Center