Rumors had been swirling around the interweb that seminal punk/funk/folk band fIREHOSE would reunite for some concerts in 2012. The band, featuring ex-Minutemen Mike Watt and George Hurley along with Ed "fROMOHIO" Crawford, played from 1986 until 1994, and made five full length albums and two EPs.
Since the break-up of fIREHOSE, Mike Watt has rarely discussed the band, though he often still talks about Minutemen, and his solo career. George Hurley and Ed Crawford have largely disappeared from public life. According to Verbicide Magazine, a reunion show has already been booked for Sacramento, California in April. fIREHOSE is also on the schedule for this year's Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California.
So far, there is no information on any shows beyond these. Fingers crossed.