Death From Above 1979 in Vancouver. at ALLIANCE lockhart, we wanted to share the news that Death From Above 1979 will perform on Tuesday: November 21, 2017 at the Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
The duo apparently met at a Sonic Youth concert, but sometimes fabricate the details of how they met. Their name originally started as just "Death from Above' but had to be changed for legal reasons with DFA Records.
They started in 2001, despite having 1979 in their name, which is actually Sebastien Grainger's birthdate. They released their first full length album - "You're a Woman, I'm a Machine' in 2004 with Last Gang Records.
Their video "Blood On Our Hands" won a VideoFACT award at the MuchMusic Video Awards in 2005. They also played their song "Romantic Nights" on the "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" show.
In 2006 the band decided to officially split, Grainger claimed it was because of some musical differences in style and taste.
Sebastien Grainger was also in a band around that time called "Bad Tits" strangely enough, which was also a duo that began playing shows early on in 2010. Later on Grainger announced that the band's name had changed to "Deserts".
But in 2011 Death from Above 1979 announced that they were reforming. On September in 2012 they announced a Canadian tour where they planned to play new material. In July 2014, the duo released a new single called "Trainwreck 1979" and announced their new album "The Physical World" that would include new songs and a tour to support it.